Attribution Statement

This book is an adaptation of the open textbook “¡LIBRO LIBRE!: A free textbook for introductory Spanish” (which can be found at http://librolibre.net/) and was written by Erin Huebener. We have adapted Libro Libre: A Free Textbook for Introductory Spanish, originally released in 2018, to better fit a traditional 16-week semester schedule. Libro Libre: A Free Textbook for Introductory Spanish is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

We would like to wholeheartedly thank Erin Huebener for their tremendous work in this area of open educational resources.

The following changes were made to this book as a whole:

  • Minor changes in grammar, punctuation, and formatting.
  • Minor edits for clarity to student activities and instructions.
  • Minor edits to chapter introductions and student learning objectives.
  • Minor changes for accessibility.
  • Minor changes to content to include more comprehensive cultural elements.
  • Additions of multimedia elements such as a variety of videos and H5P activities.
  • Omission of select existing images with new graphics.
  • Inclusion of select images for new and existing content.
  • Expansion of topics with existing OER resource.
  • Rearrangement of content for flow and clarity.

The following changes were made to specific chapters:

Chapter 1

The following activities were added: Actividad 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34. Original and existing OER content was added to the following: “Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos”, “Las presentaciones” and “El Alfabeto.” The following readings were added: “¿Quiénes somos los latinos o hispanos?” and “La Sagrada Familia.”  The following content was added: “Sección 7: Cultura: México”,  “Respond to the following questions or phrases” and “¡A comunicar! ¡A escribir! y ¡A leer.” Videos were added to the following:  “El Alfabeto” and “Nouns and Gender.” The following activity was modified: “La ortografía.”  The following activities were omitted:  “La geografía”, “¿Qué hay?”, “¿Qué compraste para las clases?”, “¿Qué necesitas para las clases?”, and “El espionaje.”

Chapter 2

The following activities were added: 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 19. Original and existing OER content were added to the following: “Meses y Ano” and  “El tiempo.” The following reading were added: “El español en el mundo.” The following content was added: “Adjetivos Descriptivos” and “Sección 9: Cultura: Las fiestas en la cultura hispana.” The following content was modified: “Las fiestas.” The following activities were omitted: “Las personas famosas”, “Los opuestos”, “¿Quién es?”, “¿En qué estación …?”, “Las fiestas hispanas”, “El clima de otras ciudades” and  “El pronóstico del tiempo.”

Chapter 3

The following activities were added: Actividad 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, and 30. Original and existing OER content were added to the following: “ER and IR Verbs” and “Me Gusta, No me Gusta.” The following content was moved from Chapter 4 to Chapter 3: “The Verb Gustan.” The following readings were added: “La siesta” and “Mexico.” The following activities were omitted: “Rellenar el Espacio”, “Challenge”, “Que tienen que hacer los estudiantes”, “Submarino”, “Mis Preferencias”, “Hacer, salir, y ver”, and “Tu arbol genealogico.”

Chapter 4

The following activities were added: 1, 3, 4, 5, 17, 34, 37, and 38. Original and existing OER content were added to the following: “Spanish Last Names.” The following content was added: “Sección 8: Cultura: La República Dominicana.” The following activities were omitted: “‘a’, ‘al’, ‘o’, ‘a la’”, “A donde vas”, “Las invitaciones”, “A traducir”, “La Lectura”, “A conjugar”, “Que Ves”, “Que Dices”, and “Puedes o no puedes.” The following content was moved to another chapter: “El Verbo Gustar.”

Chapter 5

The following activities were added: Actividad 1, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 23, 28, 41, and 42. The following reading was added: “Ser.” The following content was added: “Cultura: Costa Rica.” The following activities were omitted: “Mi plato”, “Identificar el complemento directo”, “El refigerador está vacío”, “Qué tiempo hace”, “A inventar”, and “Las banderas.”

Chapter 6

The following activities were added: Actividad 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, and 24. Original and existing OER content were added to the following: “Expectativa de vida en Latinoamérica.” The following content was added: “Useful Phrases” and “Cultural: Argentina.” The following activities were omitted: “Rellenar el espacio”.

Chapter 7

The following activities were added: 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 23, 24. Original and existing OER content were added to the following: “Superlatives.” The following content was added: “Saber vs Conocer” and “Cultural: Perú.” The following activities were omitted: “Los pronombres demostrativos”, “Tus preferencias”, “Las fotografias”, and “Tanto como.”

Chapter 8

The following activities were added: Actividad 1, 6, 7, 10, 11, 17, 19, 21, 25, 35, and 36. Original and existing OER content were added to the following: “El Pasado” and “Cultural: Panamá.” The following readings were added: “Rigoberta Menchú.” The following activities were omitted: “Emparejar”, “Yo a los __ anos”, and “Que hacias.”

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