Auténtico Spanish Textbook and Online Curriculum for Grades 6–12

Auténtico infuses authentic language into your Spanish classroom as students interact with authentic resources and vibrant Spanish-speaking cultures. Weave authentic conversations, culture, and customs, and more into every lesson of your print and digital curriculum.

  • Authentic content engages students in real life and real language.
  • Extensive print and digital resources allow for rich engagement and flexibility.
  • Customize your lessons with the award-winning Savvas Realize® LMS.
Auténtico Spanish language curriculum is a Spanish textbook. Discover Spanish language learning.

Spanish Textbook with Digital Integration

Auténtico builds student proficiency and confidence with a Spanish curriculum that meets the needs of students at all levels.

Auténtico Spanish textbook lessons include authentic resources from Univision, Banco Mundial, and more.

Connect to Authentic Language

Auténtico lessons include authentic resources from Univision, Banco Mundial, and other Spanish-speaking organizations—with the scaffolded support that students need.

Auténtico Spanish language curriculum aligns to the ACTFL World Readiness Standards.

Standards-Driven Curriculum

Standards-based learning experiences create a classroom of high expectations. Auténtico aligns to the ACTFL World Readiness Standards, so students can engage with communities at home and abroad.

Autentico Spanish curriculum is accessible through the Savvas Realize LMS.

Targeted, Customized Instruction

Teachers can track students’ progress through the award-winning Savvas Realize® LMS and structure lessons or assignments based on class and individual performance.

Autentico Spanish textbook builds from the previous year, preparing students for AP Spanish.

Focus on Progress

Each grade level builds from the previous year, and prepares students in a seamless pathway with a solid foundation for AP® Spanish studies.

Customize the Digital Experience

  • Authentic Spanish Resources
  • Tips for Your Classroom
  • Extensive Teacher Support in Savvas Realize®

Authentic Spanish Resources

  • Multimedia Authentic Resources
    Build your students’ language skills and increase their confidence as they watch, listen, and read carefully selected authentic resources—including video, audio, and text—with instructional support.
  • Build Communication Skills
    A scaffolded approach to cultural understanding prepares students for rigorous authentic resources. Adjust the pace of the videos so students can understand, or follow along with Closed Captions.
  • Integrated Instructional Methods
    Integrated instructional methods appear in the Teacher’s Edition wraparound notes, Authentic Resources Lesson Plan guide and Authentic Resources Workbook, and online resources for each activity.
  • Differentiation Strategies
    Lesson plans offer guidance and differentiation strategies for using authentic resources in the classroom.
Auténtico Spanish language curriculum is a Spanish textbook that teaches Spanish language learning.

Tips for Your Classroom

  • Embedded Teacher Support
    Auténtico provides a wide variety of planning, teaching, and assessment resources in print and online. Everything is identified and organized for you!
  • Built with Performance in Mind
    Auténtico is built with 100% coverage of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, helping your students communicate in all three modes.
  • Differentiation Made Easy
    Differentiated instruction and Pre-AP® integration notes provide support at point of use. Auténtico also integrates instructional guidance, support, activities, and resources to meet the unique needs of heritage speakers.
  • Manageable Vocabulary and Grammar
    Students learn and use the vocabulary in real communication, with grammar points carefully chosen to meet the chapter themes.
  • Scaffolded and Spiraled for Success
    Activities built to provide steps for students to successfully accomplish the tasks in meaningful communication. Concepts are spiraled so that students learn and internalize them over time.
Auténtico Spanish language curriculum teaches Spanish language learning.

Extensive Teacher Support in Savvas Realize®

  • Add Your Own Content
    Create, add, customize, rearrange, and integrate your content online. Upload images, documents, links, audio, or video files—or build your own tests.
  • Create Playlists to Organize Lessons
    Build playlists using Savvas content and your content—such as videos and documents—and share them with fellow teachers or assign them to students.
  • Differentiate Using Playlists
    Assign specific content for Heritage Speakers, pre-AP students within the same classroom using different assignment playlists for the same lesson
  • PDF Editor
    Use the built-in PDF Editor to assign a document—created by Savvas or uploaded by you—and students can submit the completed sheet.
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Look Inside Auténtico

Connect your students to the Spanish-speaking world with Auténtico for middle school and high school students.

Award-winning Online Platform for Your Spanish Language Curriculum

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Auténtico® lives on Savvas Realize®, our award-winning LMS. Design lessons, assign homework, and track student progress from one central hub.

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Discover How Auténtico Supports Spanish Language Learning

  • Authentic Spanish Resources in Every Chapter
  • Tips for Using Authentic Spanish Resources
  • Connecting with Culture
  • Digital Teacher Resources
  • Auténtico Training On Demand

Authentic Spanish Resources in Every Chapter

Authentic videos give students an instant immersive experience. Activities and Lesson Plans from the Authentic Resources Workbook help students gain fluency, interpretative skills, and cultural enrichment.

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Practical Tips for Using Authentic Resources in Your Spanish Class

What steps can we take to be successful in using authentic resources in the world language classroom? This podcast series with author Rich Sayers explores practical tips to prepare our students.

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Meaningful Interaction with Culture in the World Language Classroom

Auténtico authors Rich Sayers and Peggy Boyles discuss ways educators can create opportunities for their students to investigate and interact with culture in the classroom.

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Extensive Teacher Support in Realize®

Our digital world languages programs support students in face-to-face, hybrid, or online classes. Take a look at the extensive student and teacher resources available in Auténtico.

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My Savvas Training

Visit our on-demand training site for in-depth training on Auténtico and how to engage students with authentic texts, videos, audio, games, and digital learning.

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School Stories

I love the real world connection that the program brings to the classroom!” Ginny Jimenez, Bonnie Branch Middle School, MD

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Auténtico Spanish: Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Auténtico?
    Auténtico is a complete Spanish language program for all levels, Grades 6–12. It will infuse your Spanish language instruction with the rich nuances of Hispanic cultures, history, and peoples. Authentic conversations, music, art, film, customs, texts, and media weave seamlessly throughout the Auténtico print and online curriculum.
  • What is available to purchase?

    Auténtico is made up of:
    Student Edition - Available in digital or print, includes Spanish vocabulary terms with vivid photographs; cultural notes and sidebars on every page, authentic resources with level-appropriate tasks, and scaffolded activities at every step to support their learning.

    Teacher’s Edition - Available in digital or print, includes wrap-around pages that provide direct instruction and teaching suggestions to engage students. Planning pages for each topic and lesson make implementation and pacing easy for teachers. The digital Teacher’s Edition includes classroom planning and teaching strategies.

    Auténtico Digital Course - The Auténtico digital courseware on Savvas Realize® includes digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments.

    Resources include:
    Videohistorias and Videomodelos that model language usage
    Speak and record activitie
    Discussion boards to foster interpersonal communication
    Canciones de hip hop songs to practice vocabulary and grammar
    Authentic Spanish language videos
    Interactive map activities
    Spanish grammar tutorials
    Interactive whiteboard activities
    Assignable Spanish language games
    Interactive digital activities

    Auténtico Literacy Skills Workbook - Thematically linked readings and skills-based practice activities ideal for all students of Spanish, including heritage speakers.
    Auténtico Authentic Resources Workbook - Authentic resources and activities develop language acquisition and foster cultural understanding.
    Auténtico Leveled Vocabulary and Grammar Workbook - Provides differentiated practice to help students learn the new vocabulary and grammar.
    Auténtico Para hispanohablantes - Integrated within Auténtico, the all-Spanish Para hispanohablantes resources provide support for teaching heritage speakers with Auténtico.

  • Does Auténtico align to the ACTFL World Readiness Standards?
    Auténtico is fully aligned to the ACTFL World Readiness Standards. Spanish reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar apply students’ skills and understanding in authentic contexts. Students practice in all three modes of communication—interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational—building confidence and proficiency as they learn. Integrated Performance Assessments and Project-based learning experiences let students demonstrate what they can do with the Spanish language.
  • Does Auténtico include authentic Spanish language
    cultural experiences?
    Yes—it’s even in the name Auténtico! Interacting with authentic resources in the text and online, students can listen to native speakers, read a Spanish magazine article or blog, and take a virtual field trip around the Spanish-speaking world. Auténtico is immersive and interactive language learning with supported authentic Spanish resources, created by native speakers for native speakers, with real-world contexts relevant to students’ lives.
  • How do I sign up for an Auténtico
    digital demo?
    Auténtico digital courseware on Savvas Realize® includes robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. All the course content is available online, and teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments. Program-specific resources, flexible agnostic resources, and assessments are available in one location for easy lesson planning and presentation. Click here to sign up for a demo.
  • Myriam Met Author Bio

    For most of her professional life, Myriam (Mimi) Met has worked in the public schools. Her commitment to teaching began early. As a child who came to the US as a refugee, she later came to see that her opportunities in life had been due to the dedication of her own teachers. Fascinated by research on how the brain learns, and how teachers could make language learning happen, she decided to become a Spanish teacher.

    Mimi was a high school teacher in New York, then a K-12 supervisor of language programs in the Cincinnati Public Schools. She also served as a Coordinator of Foreign Languages in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools. After a long career in public education, she joined the National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland, where she worked on K-12 language policy and infrastructure development.

  • Peggy Palo Boyles Author Bio
    During her foreign language career of over forty years, Peggy Palo Boyles has taught elementary, secondary, and university students in both private and public schools. She is currently an independent consultant who provides assistance to schools, districts, universities, state departments of education, and other organizations of foreign language education. Her areas of expertise include curriculum, assessment, cultural instruction, professional development, and program evaluation. She was a member of the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for the K-12 Learners task force and served as a Senior Editor for the project. She also served on the Advisory Committee for the ACTFL Assessment for Performance and Proficiency of Languages (AAPPL). Peggy is a past president of the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Language Education.
  • Richard S. Sayers Author Bio
    Rich Sayers has been involved in world languages education since 1978. He taught Spanish at Niwot High School in Longmont, Colorado, for 18 years, where he taught levels 1 through AP Spanish. While at Niwot High School, Rich served as department chair, district foreign language coordinator, and board member of the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers and the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching. In 1991, Rich was selected as one of the Disney Company’s Foreign Language Teacher Honorees for the American Teacher Awards. Rich has served as a world languages consultant for Savvas since 1996.