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Ebooks to read online

Some books in the library

For more, browse in the library at 418.007


Featured resource

Colby College Professor Barbara Kuczun Nelson's

An extensive set of Spanish language learning materials.


Foreign Language Videos from the Viewpoints Project of the Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium is "a collection of video clips in which native speakers elaborate on a wide variety of topics about their culture, family, daily life, and more. Each video clip is accompanied by a description of its contents, the country of the speaker, and additional grammar and vocabulary notes."


Standards for Foreign Language Learning Executive Summary (PDF)

Full document in the library stacks at 407 St24

From ACTFL. The executive summary provides a brief overview of the process used to develop the Standards, and explains the five goal areas (five C's) of foreign language education with sample progress indicators.

Bilingual texts

In the library

Selected Verse: A Bilingual Edition/ Federico García Lorca
Stacks 861 G165se

Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition/César Vallejo
Stacks 861 V242c

The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology
Stacks  861.080972 Ox2

The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry (A Bilingual Anthology)
861.08097291 W62

Short Stories in Spanish/Cuentos in Espanol (New Penguin Parallel Text)
Stacks 863 Sh81

Spanish-American short stories = Cuentos hispanoamericanos (A dual-language book)
Stacks 863 Sp24

Spanish Stories = Cuentos Españoles: Stories in the Original Spanish with New English Translations
(being cataloged)

An Illustrated Treasury of Latino Read-aloud Stories: The World's Best-loved Stories for Parent and Child to Share
JUV 863 IL6


Selected Poems of Garcilaso de la Vega: A Bilingual Edition

Selected Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo: A Bilingual Edition

Teaching opportunities

A book for new language teachers

The Keys to the Classroom: A Basic Manual to Help New Language Teachers Find Their Way
Stacks 418.007 P275k


COERLL: Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, from the University of Texas at Austin. Produces and shares open educational resources for the teaching and learning of foreign languages, including online language courses, podcasts, downloadable transcripts, reference grammars, and assessment tools.

Spanish Language Web Guide from AP Central of the College Board  Has pictorial/audio vocabulary resources.

Research on teaching languages