We aim at democratising the second language teaching and learning.
“To create reusable, modifiable, and sharable Open Educational resources for teaching and learning second languages which provides unconstrained material for the benefit and enjoyment of others.”
It is a place where teachers can find resources for their language courses (rather than create them from scratch) and personalize them. This way they can meet their students’ particular needs.
Books4Languages also aims to create an environment where people can learn any language at their own pace and no matter what their mother tongue is. Students can use our materials in a way that is more beneficial to them as we give them control over the way they use these resources.
We create a place where people can share knowledge aimed exclusively at languages.
We publish Open Educational Resources for learning different second languages (Digital Books with audios, videos, exercises, activities…).
We follow the recommendations on language policy of the Council of Europe graduate courses at levels CEFR. We subdivide those levels to facilitate the organization of students based on their knowledge of the language. It is adapted to the school calendar by offering a subdivision of 12 themes per level plus a theme 0 of introduction or revision, all of these allow possible subdivisions (2, 3, 4, 6 parts) for better synchronization with different school calendars.
The system is made for teachers and allows them to adapt the content to their specific and unique needs or to create it from scratch and complement it with our audios or images as if they were the original authors by providing a repository of material permissive licenses. We offer the course split into 4 components/books (Vocabulary, Grammar, Orthography and Cultural) for better personalisation/utilisation by teachers.
Teaching a minimal learning unit, which is both related to other materials of the course and makes sense when it is independent of the context, is offered based on Learning Objects (L.O.). Such granularity and grouping of the components (grammar, notional, textual-functional) allows for the development of Personal Learning Environments.
Because the components of learning objects are self-contained, accessibility, reutilization and interoperability are possible through the process of development. Moreover, the metadata of L.O. provide information about its content and it allows to recognize the pedagogical intention.
We propose an Integrated Foreign Language Curriculum where students of different languages share the same objectives and textual samples in the target language. Developed based on a common standard with a functional-notional approach, each chapter has a different theme and each unit has a sub-theme of itself.
We adapt the courses according to the language of the students by providing a version of the content in their native language for lower levels (A1-A2). It allows offering e-learning and b-learning classes and savings of up to 60% compared to traditional teaching.
Because the materials are Action-Oriented we enable the teaching of the four skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) in a collaborative and cooperative manner.
Centred on the official languages of the EU, we also offer other mainstream languages spoken in the world.
an Open Second Languages Publishing Company.