As part of the Worcester State University OER initiative in Spring 2017, Dr. Elizabeth Osborne created and translated course materials for her SP 322, Advanced Spanish Composition II, course. Materials have been divided into peer review (revisión por pares) handouts, close reading activities (actividades de lectura detallada) and other miscellaneous materials. The materials included here are by no means exhaustive, but they serve as a starting point to making education affordable and to filling the gap in Spanish-language OER for upper division courses.
Open Anthology of Spanish Literature
Una antología crítica de textos literarios del mundo hispanohablante. Se enfoca en autores canónicos y también se intenta incluir voces marginadas. Cada texto tiene una introducción y anotaciones creadas por estudiantes.
A critical anthology of literary texts from the Spanish-speaking world. A focus on canonical authors and an attempt to include voices that have been marginalized. Each text includes an introduction and annotations created by students.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/antologia-abierta-de-literatura-hispana
This is a preliminary Open Textbook as created by the UNG Elementary Spanish I grant team using a Round Six Textbook Transformation Grant. The textbook is currently composed of original instructional materials created for the OER-based course, and the team is working to create a full open textbook at a later date.
Separate files are included in the Additional Files section in a compressed .zip format for editing and quicker uploads/downloads within classes.
Grammar and vocabulary pre-class activities, lectures, and post-class homework are included within these seven chapters:
El Tiempo Libre
Comidas y Bebidas
Hispanic Linguistics: An Introduction
Este libro, todavía en desarrollo, se dirige a estudiantes de español en universidades estadounidenses y pretende ofrecer una breve y simple introducción a la lingüística hispánica. Incluye conceptos básicos de la lingüística, brinda ensayos que abarcan temas de interés social conectando la lingüística con la vida diaria, y ejercicios para practicar los conceptos. También hay enlaces a materiales relevantes disponibles en la red. El libro está creado enteramente por textos escritos y materiales compartidos por estudiantes mayoritariamente de pregrado y también cuenta con el trabajo y esfuerzo de estudiantes-editoras en un proyecto a largo plazo de pedagogía abierta.
This book, a work in progress, is aimed at students of Spanish in universities in the USA and intends to offer a brief and simple introduction to the field of Hispanic Linguistics. It includes basic concepts in linguistics, essays that address topic of social relevance connecting linguistics to everyday life, and exercises to practice the concepts. Links to relevant material across the internet are also provided. The book is entirely created from texts and materials authored by mainly undergraduate students and it also includes the work and effort of student-editors, as part of a long-term open pedagogy project.
PDF Version available here: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/opentextbooks/3/
Access also available here: https://linghispintro.pressbooks.com/
Introductory Spanish textbook includes a PDF textbook and corresponding activities.
You may download Libro Libre and access all of the practice activities created by students, for students here:
If you are unable to access Canvas, you may access the PDF with this link:
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/libro-libre-beginning-spanish
Liter·Alia: Hispanic Literatures in their Context. A Digital Annotated Edition of Spanish Works of Fiction As a Tool to Teach Spanish Literature to Second Language Students
Frequently, students of Spanish as a second language struggle when they must read works of fiction. This critical situation on reading comprehension often happens because learners have a limited knowledge of vocabulary, and they lack enough historical and aesthetic contextual background data. As a solution, creating a tailored online digital annotated edition can help to develop comprehension skills, support informative and critical reading, and enhance writing discussions. This can be reached when we build around a particular text a net of multimodal interaction fueled by audiovisual resources, written explanations, and topic-based enquiries which are placed as annotations linked to meaningful keywords in the main text.
Table of Contents:
Introducción a esta antología anotada
Cronología de textos literarios hispánicos
Cantar de Mio Cid (1140 aprox.)
Romance de la pérdida de Alhama
Carta de Colón (1493)
Carta de relación enviada al emperador Carlos V (1520)
En tanto que de rosa y azucena (1533)
Escrito está en mi alma vuestro gesto (1543)
Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias (1552)
Noche serena (1572?)
Mientras por competir con tu cabello (1582)
Desmayarse, atreverse, estar furioso (1604)
[En edición] Comentarios Reales de los Incas (1609)
Miré los muros de la patria mía (1613)
[En edición] Noche oscura del alma (1618)
A su retrato (1690)
Cartas marruecas -carta XLIV- (1789)
En una tempestad (1835)
Yo soy ardiente, yo soy morena (1868)
Orillas del Duero (1907)
Caminante, no hay camino (1912)
El mañana efímero (1912)
Arte poética (1916)
El almohadón de plumas (1917)
Celia en la revolución (1943)
Emma Zunz (1949)
La United Fruit Co. (1950)
Chac Mool (1954)
13, Rue del Percebe
Continuidad de los parques (1956)
Reglas de juego para los hombres que quieran amar a mujeres mujeres (1986)
La muerte y la doncella (1990)
Eso que llamamos nuestro hogar: reflexiones en torno a la diáspora y los libros (2005)
Dos palabras (1989)
Mi idioma, mi comunidad: español para bilingües, is an open-access textbook for Heritage Language Leaners of Spanish that centers on students’ experiences with language, identity, and belonging in the Midwest through real-world applications. It uses a project-based approach that outlines how students engage in real-life applications by exploring culturally relevant topics in language use, arts, festivals, food, ethnography, oral history, digital lives, and the university. Through multimedia such as podcasts, videos, neighborhood maps, and music, we promote interactive exploration of culturally relevant content while supporting students’ language maintenance and growth.
The materials in this project are specifically designed for a third-year Spanish Writing course, offering guidance to instructors on how to develop each of the four modules that constitute the course: Description, narration, argumentation, and exposition.
For each of the modules, a variety of resources are presented, including peer review training sessions, classroom activities, handouts to guide students’ writing processes, and peer review guidelines. These resources follow the methodology of writing through workshops (“Talleres”) and may be used in support of the current course materials (i.e., textbook “Taller de Escritores”).
The OER resources are also helpful for students, because they provide clear guidance on how to write and peer review each of the essays, and they further specify the assessment rubrics according to the curricular contents of the of the Spanish Writing course.
For both, the teacher and student alike, this Spanish I book is intended for a first-year, college Elementary Spanish I level. It also attempts to make the study of a language in this case, Spanish, more than another required subject. Eliminating the artificial limitation of the traditional textbook, offers the teacher and the student the ability to tailor the content to their own needs. Also, this book tries to show the value of learning a second language from a high quality pedagogical criteria at a low cost solution.
Clearly defined objectives in communication, culture, and grammar are given at the start of each chapter, and summary exercises.
Many activities are provided in a practical context in which to practice.
Concise grammar explanations address the level of language acquisition for non-major language students. Carefully chosen communicative goals focus on low to intermediate ACTFL oral proficiency skills.
The book recycles material on a regular basis to encourage the student to see the value of continual learning progression rather than testability.
This peer-reviewed textbook is designed for the true beginner with U.S. college students in mind. It contains themed chapters, which are divided into 8 sections. Each section has its own set of learning objectives, and is further separated into three types of assignments, Para estudiar en casa (with detailed explanations), Para practicar en casa (homework exercises), and Para practicar en clase (paired and group classwork activities). The explanations and primary input are written to be easily comprehensible. The individual exercises are geared towards acquisition of form and function, and the communicative classwork exercises promote interpersonal exchanges between students. The digital copy includes some embedded audio files, and we are developing a website to house many more resources.
Table of Contents
1.En la universidad
2. La familia
The title of this book is Trayectos, which in Spanish means pathways. We have developed the material in this volume to guide your learning process and your pathway of discovery of the Spanish-speaking world with the objective to prepare you linguistically and culturally to use Spanish to communicate with speakers in this country and around the world.
Each instructional module in Trayectos will offer cultural and linguistic information, and ample opportunities to use Spanish in three modes of communication: Interpersonal (oral interactions with other speakers), interpretive (reading and listening comprehension), and presentational (writing). Also, we will help you make connections between grammatical forms and the social contexts in which you use them.
In this instructional module, we will start learning about Hispanic Texas. Can you name some places in Texas with Spanish names? What do you know about the Hispanic presence in Texas? Write down some ideas, and then discuss them with the rest of your class.
Are you ready to start your learning process? Entonces, ¡comencemos a descubrir! (So, let’s start our discovery!)
As you learned in Volume 1, the title of this book is Trayectos, which in Spanish means pathways. In the first volume, you started using Spanish to talk about personal aspects of your life, such as your educational experience (e.g., clases, compañeros, materias, actividades académicas), tu familia y tu casa. In Volume 2, you will continue using your second language to tie it to your life. ¿Estás list@ para aprender más español? Pues, ¡continuemos con nuestro trayecto!
Objetivos del volumen 2
In this volume, you will learn how to…
Talk about your favorite places and leisure activities (e.g., sports, hobbies, etc.)
Talk about your daily routine and activities in the near future
Talk about the kinds of food and clothes you prefer
Give recommendations to friends/classmates to have a healthy, happy life
Talk about your favorite celebrations (e.g., birthdays, holidays)
Talk about a past memorable celebration/activity
Usos del verbo ir
Comparatives and superlatives
The present tense of stem-changing verbs (e→ie; o→ue; u→ue; e→i)
The present tense of the verb estar and the present progressive (gerund)
Recommendations with tener que
The preterite with regular and stem changing verbs
The preterite with irregular verbs
La presencia hispana en Austin
La presencia hispana en Houston
La presencia hispana en la frontera
VARIEDADES is a Spanish conversation book for the student at the intermediate / advanced intermediate level (DELE nivel B2). Through audiovisual activities, the student is expected to put their previous knowledge into practice and continue to develop their ability to understand, write, listen and speak in Spanish.
VARIEDADES offers communicative activities that can be easily adapted into courses of different levels. In addition, it offers an appendix of activities with films and a Spanish grammar section that by subject directs the student to electronic databases that are freely accessible or are part of the Open Access platform