This page contains a sampling of available Open Education Resources (OER) in your discipline. For more information about OER, or for guidance about incorporating open practices and/or low cost materials into your course, please contact your subject liaison librarian.
Your Liaison librarian is Sharon Spence-Wilcox.
Start at Creative Commons and select Jamendo. Jamendo has a collection of openly licensed music and you can search by instrument, mood or genre.
Communications texts on Open Textbook Library
SPAN 121 – Spanish I
Entire open course for introductory Spanish (formerly SPAN 101), Washington SBCTC Open Course Library project. Google Drive docs, includes folders for modules (with assessments and learning activities) and resources. CC BY license.
SPAN 122 – Spanish II
Entire open course for middle Spanish course, Washington SBCTC Open Course Library project. Google Drive docs, includes folders for modules (with assessments and learning activities) and resources. CC BY license.
SPAN 123 – Spanish III
Entire open course for more advanced Spanish, Washington SBCTC Open Course Library project. Google Drive docs, includes folders for modules (with assessments and learning activities) and resources. CC BY license.
COERLL, Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning
University of Texas at Austin, CC BY license
Various open Spanish resources. including websites, grammar, exercises, videos. etc.
OER Commons search for Spanish language instructional materials at community college level
Lots of stuff in here, including complete courses, tutorials, units, exercises, etc. Consider using the limiters on the left side of the page, such as material type, media format, conditions of use, etc.
5 Minute Spanish
Self-paced course from University of Arkansas professor. Podcasts offer a “good introduction to Spanish for those who have never studied it before, or a good refresher for those who have. The course focuses almost exclusively on Spanish grammar.”
Free to use but need iTunes to play.
5 Minutes Spanish accompanying textbook, Español I: Spanish for Beginners
This book accompanies the “5 Minute Spanish” podcasts and is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Free to download and use but requires iTunes or Mac/iOS device.
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish (telenovela videos)
This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, from Annenberg Learner immerses students in everyday situations and teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. Episodes incorporate Spanish from different Spanish-speaking countries. Each episode is closed-captioned and includes related practice vocabulary. Free to use. Drawback? Look and feel a bit dated.
These pages contain materials derived from multiple works: Highline Community College Library: OER Resources by Discipline Google Doc, Tidewater Community College: OER by Discipline, Tacoma Community College Library: OER Subject Guides