Open Educational Resources and the Spanish Transfer Model Curriculum

Indicated resources are samples. Find a complete curated collection of OER for the discipline at Open Educational Resources and Spanish.  Please note that the structure presented here aligns with the Spanish TMC. While all local Associate Degrees for Transfer will consist of some version of the Core Courses, the TMC introduces flexibility with respect to “List A”, as well as the options colleges provide to students who need courses to substitute for units they placed out of. If you are using OER to teach courses in your local Spanish ADT that are not listed at Open Educational Resources and Spanish or on this page,  please let us know what OER you are using.

Core Courses

Elementary Spanish I (C-ID SPAN 100) and Elementary Spanish II (C-ID SPAN 110)

Intermediate Spanish I (C-ID SPAN 200) or Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (C-ID SPAN 220) and Intermediate Spanish II (C-ID SPAN 210) or Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (C-ID SPAN 230)

A combination of resources may be needed to meet C-ID descriptor.


  • Acceso (Rossomondo, 2020) (CC BY-NC 4.0) A complete interactive online curriculum for intermediate-level learners of second-year Spanish developed at the University of Kansas.  

Grammar Review

For Heritage Speakers

OER Spanish Heritage Speakers (Casas, 2021); OER Spanish Heritage Speakers (Casas, 2021) – LibreTexts. (Linn-Benton Community College, CC BY-NC-SA) 

List A – Select one from the following:

Spanish Composition

Introducción a la escritura: Genre-Based Writing for Intermediate Spanish Students (Zapata, 2021) (CC BY-SA 4.0) This is a course for intermediate low/intermediate mid L2 Spanish students grounded in the tenets of the multiliteracies framework Learning by Design and Genre-Based Instruction.

Elementary or Intermediate Conversational Spanish

¡Que viva la música! Repaso de conversación (Corrales-Martín, 2021, North Board Press Temple UP) (CC BY-NC 4.0) This is an open textbook intended for conversation review, typically a fourth-semester Spanish class. 

Introduction to Spanish/Hispanic/Latin-American Literature

Latin American/Spanish History

LACLI (Latin American, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian Online Free E-Resources)  “LACLI is a collective effort to create a warehouse of online free e-resources with Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian full content.”

Hispanic/Latino Culture and Civilization

Palabras propias (Rabinovich, Pineda, Muñoz, González, Sebio, and Gullickson, 2021) (CC BY-NC 4.0) 

Any course articulated as major preparation for the Spanish major

No resources identified.

OER for Suggested Course Substitutions

Courses with C-ID Descriptor

Intercultural Communication (C-ID COMM 150)

Exploring Intercultural Communication (Grothe) – LibreTexts (CC BY)

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (C-ID ANTH 120)

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Edition (American Anthro, 2020) (CC-BY-NC 4.0)

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

No resources identified

Introduction to Human Geography (C-ID GEOG 120)

Introduction to Human Geography (Dastrup) (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Introduction to Gender (C-ID SOCI 140)

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Kang, Lessard, & Heston, 2017)

Introduction to Sociology (C-ID SOCI 110)

Introduction to Sociology 2e (OpenStax) ; Introduction to Sociology 2e (OpenStax) – LibreTexts (CC BY 4.0)

Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (C-ID SOCI 150)

Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.: An Intersectional Approach (2021) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)

Courses without a C-ID Descriptor

Introduction to Ethnic Studies – No resources identified.

Chicano/a or U.S. Latino Studies – No resources identified.

Chicano/a or U.S. Latino History – No resources identified.

Chicano/a or U.S. Latino Literature – No resources identified.

Contemporary Latin-American Film – No resources identified.

Modern Latin America – No resources identified.

History of Mexico – No resources identified.

This page last updated 11-1-21