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    Read more about Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

    Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

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    Contributors: Tucker, LeHew, Burger, Daniel, Drye, Hunsicker, and Mendes

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Exploring Public Speaking is a usable, zero-cost textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. The free, open nature of the text means that instructors are able to use all or part of it, and add their own materials. Standout features include coverage of PowerPoint, audience analysis and responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, persuasion, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Because it was written by communication professors with decades of experience in the classroom, Exploring Public Speaking is made to fit the needs of basic public speaking students.

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    Read more about Communication Across Cultures

    Communication Across Cultures

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    German 201

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    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

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    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

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    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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