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Spanish Grammar in Context

A website for learning and practicing real-world Spanish grammar

Spanish Grammar in Context is a unique website that provides detailed grammar explanations and examples of the Spanish language with accompanying practice questions. Unlike traditional reference grammars, each topic is explained using authentic video examples. These examples come from the Spanish in Texas project, which profiles Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today. Online practice quizzes are included for each grammar section.

Project director(s): 
Barbara E. Bullock, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels (Spanish)

Free practice modules for Spanish language educators

Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels is a free open educational resource that can help you gain a foundational understanding of how to evaluate Spanish speakers. The resource includes 17 video-based practice modules designed to strengthen your understanding of the ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines and to help you evaluate the speaking levels of your language students.

Spanish in Texas Corpus

An open video corpus for researchers

This website provides access to a corpus of Spanish and bilingual Spanish-English speech samples culled from interviews and conversations among speakers of diverse personal profiles and regional origins throughout Texas. The Spanish in Texas Corpus currently consists of over 500,000 words from 97 bilingual speakers living in Texas. Video files, audio files, full transcripts, and linguistic annotations are available for download.

Project director(s): 
Barbara E. Bullock, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

SpinTX Video Archive

Authentic Spanish videos for language learning

The SpinTX video archive provides a convenient web interface to search hundreds of short video clips from the Spanish in Texas Corpus. The collection includes hundreds of video clips culled from interviews of native and heritage speakers of Spanish living in Texas. Each video is accompanied by synchronized closed captions and a transcript that has been annotated with thematic, grammatical, functional and metalinguistic information. All materials available on the site can be freely used, copied, and distributed under a Creative Commons license.

Project director(s): 
Barbara E. Bullock, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Cantar de Mio Cid

The Cantar de mio Cid (Cid) web project is conceived as an educational tool that will allow students of the Spanish epic to understand and appreciate the oral essence of the genre and to recognize the enormous conceptual distance between an oral narrative poem and the modern textual editions used in the classroom. The website includes audio and online translation in English and modern Spanish.

Project director(s): 
Matthew Bailey

Actividades de práctica con aprendices del español

Actividades de práctica con aprendices del español is an online corpus of videos of second language and heritage language learners of Spanish during oral interviews and provides supplemental activities to help viewers investigate learners’ language and proficiency levels.

Project director(s): 
Dale Koike

Spanish in Texas

Educational resources for teachers and learners of Spanish in Texas.

The purpose of this site is to let Spanish-speaking Texans speak for themselves so that we can learn from them about the ways that they use their language. You will find links to videos of Spanish speakers from Texas with comments about the language you’ll hear and why it takes the form that it does. You will see links to the “Linguistic Landscape” of Texas with images of signs that reflect the unique nature of a bilingual Texas. And you can access facts about Spanish speakers in the United States that may help you to reconsider many of the myths people tell about Spanish speakers in the United States.

Project director(s): 
Barbara E. Bullock, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Spanish Civilization

A website which presents Spanish Civilization through art, architecture, maps and music.

Project director(s): 
Inés Bergquist, Madeline Sutherland-Meier

Onda Latina Collection

The Onda Latina Collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.

Project director(s): 
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Spanish Grammar Exercises

Exercises and drills for supplemental learning for Spanish students at the University of Texas at Austin.

Project director(s): 
Department of Spanish and Portuguese