22 French, Spanish and Italian



This is an introductory level French textbook that is focused on the communicative approach. Each chapter includes around communicative strategies, culture and grammar. Reviews available.

Includes: Exercises, instructor volumes

Français Interactif

This open textbook accompanies course content that explores the French language and culture by following the lives of students participating in an intensive French language programming. Reviews available.

Includes: Videos, audio vocabulary recordings, phonetics lessons, and online activities

Introduction to French

Introduction to French is a basic French language textbook designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills of college students in classrooms across Canada.

Includes: Audio files

Sons & Lettres: A pronunciation method for intermediate-level French

This textbook provides a set of classroom materials to train students to hear and produce the sounds of French and to recognize the regular spellings used to represent those sounds in print. Reviews available.

Includes: Exercises, audio on supplementary website

Written by a faculty at University of Texas Arlington, this book is intended for use with intermediate level college French classes. Its multidisciplinary approach introduces students to topics and vocabulary associated with fields such as medicine, advertising, travel, business, agriculture, and relationships. Reviews available.

Includes: Exercises

CITOYEN.NE.S: Conversation en Français

Intended for teaching French conversation at the intermediate level, this text focuses on the themes of inclusivity and citizenship. Reviews available.

Includes: Grammar reviews, creative activities

Let’s Read French Books

This reader contains samples of 19th-century French literature, including both simplified and original texts.

Includes: Activities, glossaries


Hola a Todos: Elementary Spanish I

A textbook for introductory Spanish.

Includes: Grammar and vocabulary pre-class activities, lectures, and post-class homework

Libro Libre: Beginning Spanish

A textbook for introductory Spanish. Reviews are available. 

Includes: Activities, videos

Spanish I: Beginning Spanish Language and Culture

This peer-reviewed textbook contains themed chapters, which are divided into 8 sections. Each section has its own set of learning objectives, and is further separated into three types of assignments, Para estudiar en casa (with detailed explanations), Para practicar en casa (homework exercises), and Para practicar en clase (paired and group classwork activities). The individual exercises are geared towards acquisition of form and function, and the communicative classwork exercises promote interpersonal exchanges between students. Reviews are available.

Includes: Audio files, exercises, activities

La lingüística hispánica: Una introducción

This book, a work in progress, is aimed at students of Spanish in universities in the US and intends to offer a brief and simple introduction to the field of Hispanic Linguistics. It includes basic concepts in linguistics, essays that address topic of social relevance connecting linguistics to everyday life, and exercises to practice the concepts. Links to relevant material across the internet are also provided. The book is entirely created from texts and materials authored by mainly undergraduate students and it also includes the work and effort of student-editors, as part of a long-term open pedagogy project. Reviews are available.

Includes: Exercises

Yo puedo: para empezar

This text is designed for beginning Spanish students and incorporates a flipped-classroom approach. Reviews are available.

Includes: Bilingual glossary, videos

Yo puedo: segundos pasos

Following on from the previous entry, this Spanish textbook is designed for those who have some basic knowledge of Spanish. Reviews are available.

Includes: bilingual glossary

¡Que viva la música!: Repaso de conversación en español

Designed for intermediate learners, this text focuses on conversational Spanish. Reviews available.

Includes: Spotify playlist

Acceso: University of Kansas Collaborative Digital Spanish Project

This digital learning environment is designed to promote the acquisition of Spanish and the development of cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share Spanish as a common language.

Includes: Instructor materials by request

Recorridos por la literatura hispana: Aventuras de don Quijote de la Mancha

This textbook provides historical information, narrative techniques, lists of characters, themes and keywords before they begin to read each chapter of Don Quixote. While reading, vocabulary glossed in comprehensible Spanish appears in the margin opposite challenging words. Reviews available.

Includes: Vocabulary glosses, activities

Culturas hispanas a través de la pantalla / Hispanic Cultures Through the Screen

This text discusses representation of Hispanic cultures in media. It is presented in both English and Spanish.

Includes: assignments


Spunti: Italiano elementare 1Italiano elementare 2; Italiano intermedio

Spunti is a fully designed course that a college instructor of Italian can use and adapt. Reviews available for books 1, 2, and 3.

Includes: Interactive exercises

Italian Grammar Open Textbook

This resource provides lessons and activities for beginning Italian grammar.

Tutt* a tavola! Vol 1, Vol 2

These textbook are for a beginning Italian course. Volume 1 has six chapters, each related to a particular cultural theme. Volume 2 includes short literary texts in Italian.

Includes: Songs and videos


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