Strategic Themes

Open TextBooks

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Books4Languages offers an innovative, collaborative and cooperative, student-centred environment and provides a system that teachers can personalize the content easily thanks to our modular approach and open licenses.

We divide the course into different Components of the languages (Vocabulary, Grammar, Orthography and Cultural), so that the teachers can choose the resources they require most for the student and can create a way of teaching directed towards the student’s needs. Within these components four language competence skills are practiced (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

The course on each Level is divided into 12 Themes + a Theme 0 (as an introduction or review the content from the previous levels), to adapt it regardless of the number of evaluations it has. Each Theme has two Units (where in A levels one unit is one week of study and in B and C levels one unit are two weeks of study). We also divide each one of these components into a high number of Topics  where one Topic contains one Learning Object (a grammatical rule, the vocabulary of a subtheme, a communicational objective, etc.) split in their Dimensions. This subdivision allows to adapt the content to different contexts or to explain a course in a very dynamic way. In this way, the teacher has complete control over the content that they want to use in their classes.

We organise the Topics using a sequence of carefully linked Units which revolve around a Theme. This organisation facilitates the collaboration between students of the same course, the cooperation of the students of different languages within the same level of language competence and courses of the same language with different levels.

It must not be forgotten that all of the books are directly connected and integrated through the platform as one single course.

We organise the Topics using a sequence of carefully linked Units which revolve around a Theme and they act in line with the achievement of an objective (or action) through activities and tasks. We offer different kind of exercises and the activities that are prepared to cover the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

Each topic is finished with a short video (60-90s) of a resume of the topic and a long video (6-12m) with the true explanation of the topic, making more friendly the learning enviroment.

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The definitions for the various terms used to describe adoption statistics:

cooperation

The number of individual instructors who have adopted one or more open textbooks for one or more course sections. A faculty member is only counted once.

collaboration

Each adoption refers to a course section within a specific term and year for which an open textbook has replaced a primary textbook or educational resource that must be purchased.

community

The total number of students in a course section within which an open textbook is used as the primary educational resource.

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