Become an ambassador

and write your TextBooks

Ambassadors program

Books4Languages Teacher Ambassador Program open an opportunity to share your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.

aMBASSADORS

We want to thank you for your interest in joining our mission!


The Books4Languages movement relies on Ambassadors who generate and maintain all content on our educational sites. They are collaborative projects, with people from all over the world bringing their skills and interests to join in the compilation and dissemination of knowledge to everyone, everywhere.

To create an Open Textbook is a hard task. It require to know about some of the (many) things that go into publishing a textbook: planning, project management, recruiting, writing, editing, peer review, formatting, accessibility review, printing, and marketing. Some of these might happen simultaneously, and not every project will take the same approach to all of them, but there is more to creating an open textbook than just writing the content.

And that’s where Books4Languages helps.

  • By sharing resources, we can address a historical problem of close textbooks with the one size fill all approach.
  • By sharing teaching capacity with Books4Languages, we are able to overcome these limitations and are able to offer local pupils access to a specifical textbook.

There is information in the sections below on how to contribute to our Second Language TextBooks.

Do you need more information?

If you have any question related to your contributions to Books4Languages, just e-mail us.

We appreciate that you’re spending time thinking about ways to improve Books4Languages.

Collaboration

Do you like to research or write? Did you know that you can contribute content to Books4Languages and its sister sites directly? Each language project has information about contributing in the links on the side, sometimes under a pull-down title like “Interactions”. Many of them have advanced tutorials in English or Spanish. The Editors Guide, for instance.

Ambassadors contribute new topics and improve current topics. Schools and Academies share their resources and expertise. All of us have knowledge to share. Here’s how to join our global community.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you will decide to join us.

Adaptations

Adaptations refers to the in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner. Learning objectives, instructional approaches, and instructional content (and its sequencing) may all vary based on learner needs. In addition, learning activities are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated.

Adaptations is a volunteer-driven activity on our websites, just like content creation.See our page on adaptation for more specific information.

If you’d like to propose the translation of an existing TextBook to a new language, please visit TextBooks adaptations.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you will decide to join us.

Translations

Are you fluent in more than one language and willing to translate? Translation is a volunteer-driven activity on our websites, just like content creation. See our page on translation for more specific information.

If you’d like to propose the translation of an existing TextBook to a new language, please visit TextBooks translations.

There is a section there on getting started which includes some important links, and there is also a section on communication that tells you some of the best places to get in touch with other translators, who may be able to give you specifics about the work. We’d recommend reading the tutorial from the “Editors Guide” before beginning, if you choose to pitch in.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you will decide to join us.

Proposals

If you want to propose an entirely new TextBooks, please visit TextBook proposals.

Because choices are also possible between different directions of knowledge and skills according to the specific needs of the learner, we are not able to implement most suggestions directly by email request. Changes to existing TextBooks and new adaptations approval (like new translations for existing texbooks or entirely new texbooks for specifical purposes) come from this community of Ambassadors.

We hope that the community will be receptive to your idea.

Draws

Do you like Draw illustrations? Design charts?

There is a place for you, too! Media files that you have created which have pedagogical value and which you’re willing to donate can be uploaded to Books4Languages, where they can be used on second language textbooks, as well as elsewhere! See Project scope/Summary for some more information on the kinds of media files that we are looking for.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you will decide to join us.

Software

Are you a programmer or web developer or interested in becoming one?

Did you know that even the software of Books4Languages uses is largely developed by volunteers? If you’re interested in pitching in there, please see our GitHub account.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you will decide to join us.

Help

Just as article pages can be edited by anyone. If you’re not already familiar with how to edit our pages, the guide on editing can be useful. If you need further assistance, either with editing or with finding a proper home for your discussion, we maintains a contact page.

Please be sure to tell them specifically which project and in what language you are working on; if you are more comfortable corresponding in Spanish than English, we can in many cases communicate with you.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you will decide to join us.
INFORMATION

BECOME OUR AMBASSADOR

Books4Languages Open TextBooks are made by teachers.
Like you.

If you cannot find your answer here, please check the “FAQ” section. If doing this does not answer your question, you may wish to send us an email.

Please, visit our Ambassadors policy for Ambassador Responsibilities, Requirements, Expected and Unacceptable behaviour and how Ambassadors receive credit.