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 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/
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
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.
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.
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 book has five chapters with three stories per chapter for a total of 15 units to work with. Each chapter has a small cultural research assignment with extra credit opportunities. It also contains hyperlinks to websites about vacations, food, and more. It is meant to be a supplement to in-class instruction. If you are new to TPRS, check out the methodology before jumping in. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have taken care to make this my own work. All images are sited and contain a license that allows them to be used freely in this book. All written material is original.