PROYECTOS

AN INTRODUCTORY AND INTERMEDIATE SPANISH COURSE

Teaching and learning Spanish with PROYECTOS is an exciting cultural and personal experience, a way to open students’s minds to the diverse world of Spanish-speaking people and cultures.

PROYECTOS is a program aimed at North American college and university students learning Spanish at the introductory and intermediate levels. Its innovative design follows a project-based, content-focused approach. Its main goal is to stimulate students to build knowledge through explorative and expansive learning.

The Spanish classroom becomes a space where students develop 21st‑century skills, such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.

Why PROYECTOS?

PROYECTOS brings a contemporary view of Hispanic cultures to the Spanish classroom through engaging texts, themes, and topics: students are motivated to act and create in Spanish!

PROYECTOS offers a pedagogical sequence in which grammar and vocabulary work in service of communication: students are truly capable of acting and creating in Spanish!

PROYECTOS presents groundbreaking content and language integration. Students use the language in interdisciplinary scenarios related to their own academic experiences, which helps them develop professional skills and prepare for future careers.

PROYECTOS promotes intercultural competence, enabling critical thinking about essential questions from a multidimensional, contemporary, and inclusive perspective that is free of stereotypes.

PROYECTOS offers an inclusive perspective on learning. Its approach makes it open to all learners and all types of intelligences (visual, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, etc.). In addition, its vision of cultural realities, diverse and free of stereotypes, embraces all the identities and communities of the Hispanic world—and of the students' world as well.

PROYECTOS allows for flipped classroom dynamics, which optimizes class time. Students can prepare independently before coming in order to maximize classroom communication and collaboration.

PROYECTOS is the product of authentic student-centered design. Students acquire the vocabulary they need to communicate in the real world, learn grammar actively, and create projects in which they talk about their communities and experiences. They take an active leading role in their own learning, and have fun in the process!

Request the Annotated Instructor’s Edition

The Annotated Instructor’s Edition (AIE) of Proyectos contains an abundance of annotations created to complement various teaching styles, save time in class preparation and course management, and provide additional ideas on how to extend some activities.
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Textos mapeados y locutados

Among its many new features, we would like to draw your attention to a particular resource that sets PROYECTOS apart from other programs: textos mapeados and textos locutados available in different varieties of Spanish.

Textos mapeados

These texts have been transformed into “roadmaps” for students with the following three elements highlighted and color-coded:

  • Frequently-used word combinations and phrases
  • Common connectors and discourse markers
  • Structures that contain verbs, nouns, and adjectives with prepositions

By using this feature, students can exercise the recognition, acquisition and production of a linguistic repertoire that goes beyond simple words, allowing them to communicate with greater fluency and accuracy from the very beginning.

 

Textos locutados

These texts are read aloud by Spanish-speakers in four different varieties of Spanish: from Colombia, Mexico, Spain, and the Caribbean (Puerto Rico and Cuba).

This feature allows students to listen to the text while they read along, listen after they have read the text themselves, or practice and check their own Spanish pronunciation, among many other possibilities.

Would you like to listen to a sample of a text read in four different varieties of Spanish? Then click here.

Remote teaching

PROYECTOS is a great program for remote courses and blended learning. Check this recording of one of our webinars to find out more. If you want to know more about our Remote Teaching section, click here

Our digital environment for PROYECTOS

With ease of use and affordability in mind, Difusión has chosen BlinkLearning, an educational technology company with more than 1.5 million users in over 40 countries, to power The Spanish Hub, where all digital content and resources for PROYECTOS will be available.

As more and more schools move into the digital world, it is important for us to offer digital content in an interface that is intuitive and straightforward for all types of users and 100% web-based and browser friendly, as well as compatible with all smartphones and tablets via an application that allows instructors and students to work both offline and online at any time and from any location.

Technology that is affordable, intuitive, mobile, and accessible to all!

Can we help you?

Would you like to know more about PROYECTOS? Maybe you’d like to request an instructor copy.