Our group

Éditions Maison de Langues is part of the Klett Group, one of the largest publishing groups in the world. Language learning is an essential part of this group’s history, which was founded in 1897.

4 publishers, 4 languages, 1 spirit

1921

In the 1920s, Klett publishes its first school books for the Würtemberg region of Germany. The first materials for teaching German would arrive in 1967.

1988-1990

The Difusión publishing house, created in 1988 and specializing in Spanish language education, joins the Klett Group in 1990. Currently, Difusión is Spain’s leading international publisher for teaching Spanish.

2007

The offices of Éditions Maison des Langues, the publisher that revolutionized the teaching of French with the publication of the first method using a task-based approach, Rond-Point, open in Paris.

2012

The publishing house specializing in Italian, Casa delle Lingue, is established in 2012, bringing forth a breath of fresh air to the teaching of the language of Dante.

German and Spanish textbooks for the US

Klett USA

Klett USA specializes in providing German language textbooks and educational materials to schools, universities, and individuals in the United States. Our team prides itself on providing customers specialized German and language teaching expertise, drawing upon decades of combined language teaching experience. We love making personal connections with our customers and we are committed to superior, personalized customer service. The independent US Company was established in 2017 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL. 

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Difusión

Difusión has been publishing language materials for educators and students for more than 30 years. Today it operates in 107 countries all over the world and its 80-plus staff members work with over 200 contributors. In recent years, though its research and market development efforts, it has collected feedback from many educators working in a variety of
educational contexts in the United States. As a result, it has learned a great deal about what it means to teach Spanish in today’s world and its team is able to present brand new programs specifically designed for the U.S. market.