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2.1: About This Course

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  • Note for instructors continuing from Spanish 1: You will notice that Spanish 2 has 12 modules, whereas Spanish 1 had 6. However, the pedagogical format of the course is the sameas Spanish 1 (for instance, Cultura sections and Writing assignments appear every other module, such that the two modules together are structured like one module in Spanish 1). We made this change in order to be able to get more granular assessments of students’ progress (with twelve shorter modules, the quizzes are more targeted), as well as to provide greater customization options for instructors. For instance, instructors who don’t want to cover the conditional could delete Module 24, but still have the present perfect and future tense from Module 23. Likewise, we’ve broken the modules into smaller sections, so that the tiles could be removed– for instance, if faculty do not want to use a particular set of vocabulary.

    Pedagogical Foundations and Features:

    Waymaker Spanish 1 and 2 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.

    About Our Team:

    SUNY OER Services logoSpanish 2 was designed and developed by the Spanish department at SUNY Oneonta in cooperation with Lumen Learning. This project was supported by SUNY OER Services with funds from New York State’s 2018-2019 budget allocation for Open Educational Resources.

    Senior Contributors and Pedagogical Design:

    SUNY Oneonta logoErica Brown, SUNY Oneonta
    Alejandra Escudero, SUNY Oneonta
    María Cristina Montoya, SUNY Oneonta
    Elizabeth Small, SUNY Oneonta

    Faculty Contributors:

    Iliana Alcántar
    Mayra Cortes-Torres, Pima Community College
    Deborah Edson, Tidewater Community College
    Elena Grajeda, Pima Community College
    Liz Rangel Arriola, Pima Community College

    Other Contributors:

    Freedom Learning Group, Colton Klein

    Special Thanks To:

    Ed Beck, SUNY Oneonta
    Spencer de Vries, Lumen Learning
    SUNY OER Services

    About Lumen

    Lumen Learning’s mission is to make great learning opportunities available to all students, regardless of socioeconomic background.

    We do this by using open educational resources (OER) to create well-designed and low-cost course materials that replace expensive textbooks. Because learning is about more than affordability and access, we also apply learning science insights and efficacy research to develop learning activities that are engineered to improve subject mastery, course completion and retention.

    If you’d like to connect with us to learn more about adopting this course, please Contact Us.

    You can also make an appointment for OER Office Hours to connect virtually with a live Lumen expert about any question you may have.

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