About This Course

Pedagogical Foundations and Features:

Waymaker Spanish 1 and 2 offer a comprehensive introductory Spanish sequence, providing guidance and practice in reading, writing, listening to, and speaking Spanish. Each module includes thematic vocabulary, sequenced grammar instruction, numerous self-check drills and exercises, open-form communicative activities, scaffolded writing assignments, and reading passages exploring various aspects of life and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. Each grammar section is introduced by a short reading passage to highlight new structures and patterns within their linguistic context. Within each lesson, self-grading practice activities with targeted feedback allow students to learn by doing and track their level of mastery. The text is accompanied by engaging images and videos throughout, and all vocabulary and reading passages include audio files to practice pronunciation and listening comprehension.

About Our Team:

SUNY OER Services logoSpanish 1 was designed and developed by the Spanish department at SUNY Oneonta in cooperation with Lumen Learning. This project was supported by SUNY OER Services with funds from New York State’s 2018-2019 budget allocation for Open Educational Resources.

Senior Contributors and Pedagogical Design:

SUNY Oneonta logoErica Brown, SUNY Oneonta
Alejandra Escudero, SUNY Oneonta
María Cristina Montoya, SUNY Oneonta
Elizabeth Small, SUNY Oneonta

Faculty Contributors:

Deborah Edson, Tidewater Community College
Diamond Wilson, Spokane Community College
Viridiana Garcia Choy, SUNY Oneonta
Liz Rangel Arriola, Pima Community College
Mayra Cortes-Torres, Pima Community College
Elena Grajeda, Pima Community College
Carlos A. Joloy Carballo

Other Contributors:

Freedom Learning Group, Colton Klein, Latisha Nelson, Tasha West, Fabiola Weiss-Cortes, Jesse Douglas, Sandi Norman, Samuel Bennett, Hailey Moehlmann

Special Thanks To:

Ed Beck, SUNY Oneonta
Spencer de Vries, Lumen Learning
SUNY OER Services


This book has benefited from the contributions of many people, including Mya Joi, Rosemary Bryerton, Alan Scott, Brad Lugo, and Margarita Garcia-Notario.

About Lumen

Lumen Learning’s mission is to make great learning opportunities available to all students, regardless of socioeconomic background.

We do this by using open educational resources (OER) to create well-designed and low-cost course materials that replace expensive textbooks. Because learning is about more than affordability and access, we also apply learning science insights and efficacy research to develop learning activities that are engineered to improve subject mastery, course completion and retention.

If you’d like to connect with us to learn more about adopting this course, please Contact Us.

You can also make an appointment for OER Office Hours to connect virtually with a live Lumen expert about any question you may have.


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