The University of Kansas Collaborative Digital Spanish Project (Acceso) is an open-access, digital learning environment designed to promote the acquisition of Spanish and the development of cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share Spanish as a common language.
Lexicon and structure of Spanish; emphasis on the four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
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 textbook includes sections for Spanish 1001, Spanish 1002, and Spanish 2001
Table of Contents:
CAPÍTULO 1 - LA CLASE E INFORMACIÓN PERSONAL
CAPÍTULO 2 - ¿CÓMO ERES? ¿QUÉ HACES? ¿QUÉ TE GUSTA?
CAPÍTULO 3 - ¿CUÁNDO VAS A TUS CLASES?
CAPÍTULO 4 - LA TECNOLOGÍA
CAPÍTULO 5 - FAMILIAS Y PROFESIONES
1002: Un Paso Adelante
CAPÍTULO 6 - EN LA CIUDAD Y EL PUEBLO
CAPÍTULO 7 - EN TU TIEMPO LIBRE
CAPÍTULO 8 - EN LA TIENDA DE ROPA
CAPÍTULO 9 - ¡QUÉ RICO!
2001: Llegando Más Lejos
CAPÍTULO 10 - LA CASA Y EL HOGAR
CAPÍTULO 11 - CULTURA Y MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN
CAPÍTULO 12 - ¿TE SIENTES BIEN?
CAPÍTULO 13 - ¡A VIAJAR!
Chévere! Introductory Spanish I & II offer a comprehensive introductory Spanish sequence, providing guidance and practice in reading, writing, listening to, and speaking Spanish. Each module includes thematic vocabulary, sequenced grammar instruction, numerous self-check drills and exercises, open-form communicative activities, scaffolded writing assignments, and reading passages exploring various aspects of life and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. Each grammar section is introduced by a short reading passage to highlight new structures and patterns within their linguistic context. Within each lesson, self-grading practice activities with targeted feedback allow students to learn by doing and track their level of mastery. The text is accompanied by engaging images and videos throughout, and all vocabulary and reading passages include audio files to practice pronunciation and listening comprehension.
This course was developed by Lumen Learning in conjunction with SUNY Oneonta and Freedom Learning Group.
Waymaker Version: The Lumen Learning Waymaker version of this textbook includes thousands of interactives. Adopters who wish to provide students with a digital text, integrated homework system, personalized study plans, and LMS integration should contact Lumen Learning. Available at https://lumenlearning.com/courses/spanish-i/ and https://lumenlearning.com/courses/introductory-spanish-ii/ (see clickable links below).
Print Friendly Version: The pedagogical design of the book includes multiple opportunities to engage students with speaking and writing early in their Spanish learning. Our print version of the book inserts classroom activities into each chapter, and removes the digital interactives and replaces them with more print friendly version (https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-oneonta-spanish1-2-print-sp2021/). The PDF used at SUNY Oneonta is included here (https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/handle/1951/71412), and that version of the book is available in Pressbooks format.
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
Intermediarios: Introduction to Spanish<>English Community and Legal Translation and Interpreting is intended for students who have advanced skills in both Spanish and English and a basic familiarity with translation and interpretation. Activities are based on the U.S. context. Translation activities increase in difficulty. The sequencing of interpreting activities develops skills gradually by beginning with memory exercises, then moving into class role plays, and finally working with legal interpreting exercises of increasing difficulty. Judicial interpreting activities target the three modes of interpreting used in the judicial setting: sight translation of documents, consecutive interpreting, and simultaneous interpreting.
Entrada libre is an intermediate/advanced college-level Spanish OER grammar manual for second language learners and heritage speakers of Spanish at the community college level. Instructors will be able to download the entire manual as well as the H5P activities library or use the OER Remixer from LibreTexts to adapt, edit, and customize content and publish it in their LMS. Each of the 24 units includes a reading with examples of the grammar points used in context, grammar explanation, and self-graded follow-up activities for practice using H5P as a formative assessment. Entrada libre can be used with Acceso, an existing open-access project created by the University of Kansas which contains great cultural readings and resources for intermediate and advanced levels.
Link to Acceso: http://acceso.ku.edu/
+JUNTXS is an open access educational resource which can be used in conjunction with a variety of approaches to support intermediate learners of Spanish. This media-rich learning resource is designed to guide learners in their Spanish language learning journey through a critical and intercultural lens and to provide regular opportunities to explore, practice and improve their ability to read, speak, and understand this language as it is used across the Spanish-speaking world.
Table of Contents:
I. El español y yo
II. Relaciones y generaciones
III. El bienestar y la salud
IV. Mis reflexiones
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/
Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español is an introduction to nineteenth-century Spanish literature with a thematic focus on legends and archetypes. It presents Romanticism in the context of nineteenth-century literary and social movements. It is designed as a first anthology for intermediate Spanish students at American universities. Although brief, it includes poetry, drama in verse and short story. The works have been selected for their literary interest and the social importance of their themes. They are all by canonical authors.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/leyendas-y-arquetipos-del-romanticismo-espanol-segunda-edicion
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)
This textbook is for advanced Spanish composition students. The textbook includes topics on grammar and syntax, as well as exercises and readings providing the students a more personalized and effective learning experience adjusted to the specific challenges they encounter in today’s global world.
Table of Contents:
I. Los falsos cognados
2. Lenguas en contacto/préstamos lingüísticos
3. Falsos cognados o amigos
4. Lista de falsos cognados más frecuentes
5. Ejercicios de repaso
6. Antes de leer
7. Lectura: Ilán Stavans, El Quixote
8. Cuestionario sobre la lectura
9. Ejercicios: Escritura en movimiento
10. Ejercicios de repaso
II. Los vicios de dicción
12. Los vicios de dicción
13. Ejercicios de repaso
14. Antes de leer
15. Lectura: Alejandro Higashi, “Escribir con buena ortografía… no tiene precio”
16. Cuestionario sobre la lectura
17. Ejercicios: Escritura en movimiento
18. Ejercicios de repaso
Mil puertas is designed for students with Spanish proficiency of intermediate mid and above. It introduces tools and vocabulary for analyzing poetry, narrative, theatre, and film, and relates these to cultural texts in other genres such as songs, visual art, and nonfiction narrative. While the context of each text is briefly explored, a chronological panorama of literary periods is beyond the scope of this book. Pre- and post-reading activities may be completed individually or in groups, in or out of class, and include support for language, literacy, and writing skills. Activities build in complexity.
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.
About the Book
The goal of this project is to provide high-quality, accessible primary sources to those teaching and studying the histories and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and the indigenous peoples of Latin America. Our modules cover a wide range of topics, but all consist of the same essential parts:
A brief introduction that provides socio-historical context for the primary document.
The text itself, often glossed for improved comprehension by non-native speakers of Spanish.
A set of activities that range from comprehension to analysis, from using new vocabulary to answering creative writing and essay prompts.
Table of Contents
I. Módulos con enfoque en Latinoamérica
La ciudad en la historia de América Latina
Cicatriz de la memoria: La matanza de 1932 en El Salvador
Voces indígenas en el cine, Parte I: Indigenidad
Voces indígenas en el cine, Parte II: Narrativas del agua
La nueva izquierda latinoamericana
Diego Maradona: héroe épico, mito nacional
II. Módulos con enfoque en España
Las siete partidas de Alfonso X «el Sabio»
El camino de Santiago y El códice calixtino
Los moriscos, parte I: Los moriscos en la historia
Los moriscos, parte II: Los moriscos en la literatura
III. Módulos transatlánticos y globales
Cristóbal Colón: La narrativa del encuentro
La emigración gallega a América
¡Qué viva la música! Repaso de conversación en español, or Long Live Music! Spanish Conversational Review is an open textbook intended for conversational review, typically a fourth-semester Spanish class. The textbook is organized around nine different songs that provide students opportunities to practice, aurally and orally, as well as in writing, the main communicative goals and key grammatical structures learned in previous classes. It can also be used in similar high school classes.
Table of Contents
I. Guías y herramientas de trabajo
II. Canciones y actividades
III. Principios y temas de gramática viva: Una gramática centrada en el verbo
IV. Bibliografía general
V. Canciones por estructuras gramaticales clave
COERLL has partnered with Rose Potter and Betsy Arnold to publish Recorridos-Don Quijote, a pair of openly-licensed books for the study of Cervantes’ Don Quijote in upper level Spanish courses, including AP. The student workbook, accessible online for free, deepens students’ understanding of the text through reading, pre-reading, and post-reading activities and glosses. The companion teacher support facilitates the teaching of Don Quijote through student-centered strategies and activities, historical and cultural information, quizzes, exams and more.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/recorridos
This is a book written by a community college Spanish instructor. It contains explanations, examples, fill-in-the-blank activities, reading activities, writing activities and speaking activities. The grammar and vocabulary covered in this book are in line with the state-wide accepted goals and objectives for grammar at the 101 level in Arizona. If you would like an editable version of the book, or learn how to make this type of book, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
This Wikibook aims to teach the Spanish language from scratch. It will cover all of the major grammar rules, moving slowly and offering exercises and plenty of examples. It's not all grammar though, as it offers vocabulary and phrases too, appealing to all learners. By the end, you should be able to read and write Spanish skilfully, though you'll need a human to help with listening and speaking.