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

Local departmental placement evaluation determines the course level where individual students begin the core courses. Credit or placement equivalent to two years of college level Spanish are required. If a student places out of any course and is not awarded units for that course, the student will have to take additional units to compensate for the course/units needed to reach at least 18 total units in the major (per Title 5 regulations). Course substitutions are made at the discretion of the local college and may or may not be delineated in the local degree. Suggested substitutions include courses in List A. Additional suggested substitutions have also been provided below.

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)

Some resources above are applicable.

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

List A – Select one from the following:

Spanish Composition

Elementary or Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Introduction to Spanish/Hispanic/Latin-American Literature

Latin American/Spanish History

Hispanic/Latino Culture and Civilization

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)


Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (C-ID ANTH 120)

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

No resources identified

Introduction to Human Geography (C-ID GEOG 120)

Introduction to Gender (C-ID SOCI 140)

Introduction to Sociology (C-ID SOCI 110)

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

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 November 23, 2022