Open TextBook proposal
It’s one of the most exciting moments in a teacher career.
You have a new idea for a book that you think could make a real difference to your students.
Please fill out the following Proposal form if you are an instructor and are planing the creation of an open textbook for a course at Books4Languages.
Remember, you must be a Contributor in order to send a TextBook proposal.
It’s one of the most exciting moments in a professional career. You have a new idea for a book that you think could make a real difference to your discipline. The first step from idea to book: submitting a proposal to Books4Languages Editors team.
Content-Specific elegibility requeriments
Because Books4Language Formative Content are created for the European language education system, the Formative Content should be alieated with the CEFR for Languages, where the CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels: A1 and A2, B1 and B2, C1 and C2.
Books4Languages Formative Content use a notional-functional syllabus. An approach where the materials are determined with Notions or ideas that learners expect to be able to express through the target language and the Functions acts learners expect to be able to accomplish. Teachers should use that aproach if an integration with other books of the platform is required.
Contributors also should consider the distribution of the language-learning objective acros all the four Components of the language (Vocabulary, Grammar, Orthography and Culture).
New languages Formative Content should be aligned for any of the levels of language competence (CEFR) with the Reference Level Descriptors (RLD). Any popular European languages such as English, Spanish or French have their RLD completed, but other, less popular ones, still need to have their outlines drawn. Contributors should take care of the apropiate distribution of the content acros all the different levels.
Books4Languages Contributors can use Books4Languages platform for his/her specifical situation, by creating new Formative Content, by making adaptations or translations, but just a Formative Content can be send by a Contributor to be Promoted Content if the Formative Content is created by a Teacher and it meet our editorial criteria (Books4Languages Editors guide, Integrated Foreign Languages Curriculum (IFLC), the CEFR and other related Books4Languages policies) and standards for publication.
Please, visit our Content-Specific eligibility requirements for more information.