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Communication Across Cultures

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Chang, Windeatt, and Stockwell

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

These resources will prepare culturally and linguistically diverse students for academic study in situations involving intercultural communication.

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Read more about Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributor: Attig

Publisher: Bowling Green State University Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts is one of the first translation textbooks designed for Spanish/English speakers at an intermediate-high (B2) level. This book introduces students to the basic ideas of translation while addressing frequent pain points that recur when working bidirectionally. Additionally, a focus is placed on fostering metacognitive skills by encouraging creative translation from real-world environments such as narration, business, advertising, specialized contexts (including inclusive and queer language), and in situations when there are no clear translations available, such as sci-fi and fantasy works. Chapters alternate between Spanish and English as the languages of discussion, thus providing an equitable challenge for native speakers of both languages.

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Read more about #OnYGo

#OnYGo

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Blattner, Dalola, and Roulon

Publisher: G. Blattner, A. Dalola, and S. Roulon

License: CC BY-NC-SA

#OnYGo is an innovative first-year French language e-textbook, designed as Open Educational Resource (OER), for learning beginning French (equivalent to one year at an American university). It is inspired by a remix of task-based, multiliteracies and communicative approaches, which provides students with opportunities to engage with French language and culture in a variety of contexts and situations, across a range of modalities. Through a wide range of activities, students develop and practice their language skills, and reflect on their cross-cultural knowledge and positionality in their understanding of the vast francophone landscape. #OnYGo is a first-year textbook that takes a DEI-forward approach to the depiction of people, contexts, and concepts. It views language learners, instructors and a wide range of individuals interacting in French as belonging to a large multilingual and francophone community. It recognizes multilingualism and multiculturalism in all its forms, and showcases French speakers with a variety of backgrounds and relationships to the French language. The cultural and pedagogical materials in this collection have been selected for their authenticity and diverse representation of French speakers on the five continents, and are thus purposely inclusive of gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity.

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Read more about German 350

German 350

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Linam

Publisher: University of North Alabama

License: CC BY

This book focuses on conversation. It contains several prompts that can be adapted to different levels of difficulty or turned into classroom discussions. They can also serve as a grammar review if needed. A review of pronunciation is included.

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Read more about German 102

German 102

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Linam

Publisher: University of North Alabama

License: CC BY

This book is a continuation of GR 101. It features easy-to-read explanations of grammar, up-to-date videos, extra practice, and interactive exercises, as well as reading selections.

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Read more about German 202

German 202

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Linam

Publisher: University of North Alabama

License: CC BY

This book is a continuation of GR 201. It focuses on grammar found most often in literary selections and essays as well as several reading selections to reinforce grammar.

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Read more about German 201

German 201

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Linam

Publisher: University of North Alabama

License: CC BY

This book is a continuation of GR 102. It features review from GR 101-102, explanations of grammar, videos to reteach concepts, extra practice, and several reading selections to reinforce grammar.

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Read more about Introduction to Arabic: Egyptian Arabic for first-year students

Introduction to Arabic: Egyptian Arabic for first-year students

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Ghazy, Eissa, Elsherif, Hollenberg, Loy, and Rizk

Publisher: University of Oregon Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

This book presents materials for mastering the Arabic alphabet and the student's first steps in Egyptian Arabic.

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Read more about Piacere!: Elementary Italian at The University of Iowa

Piacere!: Elementary Italian at The University of Iowa

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Gemmani, Lottini, Sartini-Rideout, and Trucchia

Publisher: University of Iowa

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Piacere! is an elementary Italian open-access textbook authorized by the Italian faculty of The University of Iowa. A comprehensive and flexible e-textbook, this Open Education Resource aims to support students’ acquisition of the grammar and vocabulary that ensure meaningful communication as well as to enhance students’ familiarity with Italian culture. Piacere! is divided into twenty-one units, which revolve around a specific theme, in order to facilitate a comprehensive learning and use of the language. Units include the following components: grammar, vocabulary, conversations, and readings. While in its organization the textbook is meant to offer the students with a flexible and approachable individual study experience, each component may be easily translated into classroom activities.

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Read more about Comunidades

Comunidades

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Ikeda and Baumgardt

Publisher: PALNI

License: CC BY

This is a textbook for first-semester Spanish with a focus on the cultural products, practices and perspectives of Spanish-speaking communities in the world today. This text is designed to build students’ cultural and communicative proficiency at the novice level through interaction with authentic resources and real-life video conversations featuring native Spanish speakers living in the American Midwest. Each chapter includes interactive activities focused on each of the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal and presentational), at least one Integrated Performance Assessment, exercises with automated feedback and prompts that promote cross-cultural comparisons through research and reflection.

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