MAPAS

A NEW INTRODUCTORY SPANISH PROGRAM

MAPAS invites students to transform their present, create new meanings for this new world, and build the path that will lead them to their best future.

A New Program for 9-12

Coming soon – available Spring 2021  

MAPAS is a program aimed at North American students of Spanish at the introductory level. 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.

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MAPAS offers many exciting features

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.

a pedagogical sequence in which grammar, vocabulary, and discourse work towards communication. Students are truly capable of speaking and creating in Spanish.

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.

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

an approach that is open to all learners and all types of intelligences (visual, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, etc.). In addition, its diverse and stimulating vision of cultural realities embraces all the identities and communities in the Hispanic world —and in the students' world as well.

options for online, hybrid, and flipped classroom modes, which optimizes class time. Students can prepare independently before the class session thus maximizing classroom communication and collaboration.

MAPAS is the product of authentic student‑centered design. Students make decisions and create projects which are not only personally relevant but also academically, and they take a leading active role in their own learning.

Teacher’s Edition

The Teacher’s Edition of MAPAS 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

Teacher's Edition Mapas (screenshot)

Mapas in TheSpanishHub

TheSpanishHub is designed with a clear purpose in mind: to improve teaching and learning experiences in educative environments with engaging content and helpful, user-friendly tools. These are the components of MAPAS that you can find on our digital platform:

The Spanish Hub (logo)

TEACHERS

  • Digital copy of Student’s book with instructor annotations from the Teacher’s Edition (HTML format), along with videos, audio files, and narrated texts available in four different varieties of Spanish
  • Grammar video tutorials with corresponding assignments
  • Pronunciation video tutorials with corresponding assignments
  • Auto-correcting interactive activities you can assign to your students
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Ready-to-use tests
  • 50 Multiple Choice Questions—one set of  50 questions for each unit
    Course calendars and sample lesson plans
  • Rubrics
  • Content creation tools
  • Teacher Resources: videos, additional instructional materials, etc.
  • Gradebook to evaluate and track students’ progress
  • Teacher’s Edition in ‘flipbook’ format
  • Student’s book in ‘flipbook’ format

STUDENTS

  • Digital Student’s book in HTML format, complete with videos, audio files, and narrated texts available in four different varieties of Spanish.
  • Grammar video tutorials with exercises
  • Pronunciation video tutorials with exercises and helpful tips
  • Auto-correcting interactive activities
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Thematic maps
  • Vocabulary and Frequent Word combination maps
  • Grammar and verb tables
  • Videos and transcripts
  • Audios and transcripts
  • Textos locutados (audio text narrated in four different regional variations of Spanish)
  • Textos mapeados (mapped versions of texts)
  • Spanish-English and English-Spanish Glossaries

Textos mapeados y locutados

Among its many new features, we would like to draw your attention to a particular resource that sets MAPAS 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.

Authors

Javier Pérez Zapatero

Barnard College (NY)

Lisa Merschel

Duke University (NC)

Francisco Rosales Varo

Columbia University (NY)

Liliana Paredes

Duke University (NC)

Joan Munné

Duke University (NC)

Reviewers

SERGIO ADRADA RAFAEL
Fairfield University, Connecticut CLARA BURGO
Loyola University Chicago, Illinois LORENA CAMACHO GUARDADO
The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas EMILIA CARRILLO
The Gordon School, Rhode Island ESTHER CASTRO-CUENCA
Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts ANNA MARTHA CEPEDA
Florida International University, Florida HEATHER COLBURN
Northwestern University, Illinois JUAN PABLO COMÍNGUEZ
Columbia University, New York JAIME CORREA
Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts JOSÉ M, DÍAZ
Hunter College High School, New York ROSALBA ESPARRAGOZA SCOTT
Davidson College, North Carolina SHARON FERRER
Pembroke Pines Charter High School, Florida ERICA FISCHER
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada ISABEL GARCÍA
Harker School, California SUSANA GARCÍA PRUDENCIO
The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania EVA GÓMEZ GARCÍA
Brown University, Rhode Island

INÉS GÓMEZ-OCHOA
Chapin School, New York BIANCA GONZÁLEZ
Generations Montessori, Georgia GRACIELA HELGUERO-BALCELLS
Northern Virginia Community College, Nova Southeastern University, Florida JEAN MARI HERNÁNDEZ LÓPEZ
Flint Hill School, Virginia SAMUEL M, HOWELL
The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York ANTONIO ILLESCAS
Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts AGGIE JOHNSON
Flagler College, Florida ESTHER LOMAS SAMPEDRO
Fordham University, New York JOSÉ LUIS LÓPEZ
Watkins Elementary School, Washington CLAUDIA M, LANGE
Carleton College, Minnesota MARÍA MERCEDES FREEMAN
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina LISA MERSCHEL
Duke University, North Carolina LUIS MORALES
Chadwick School, California REYES MORÁN
Northwestern University, Illinois KELLEY MELVIN
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri

ADRIANA MERINO
Princeton University, New Jersey JOAN MUNNÉ
Duke University, North Carolina LILIANA PAREDES
Duke University, North Carolina KRISTIN PIAZZA
Flint Hill School, Virginia ROBERTO REY AGUDO
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire EDGAR SERRANO
University of Mississippi, Mississippi VIVIANA SILVA-GIL
St, Luke’s School, Connecticut ESTHER TRUZMAN
New York University, New York ARIADNA VALLCORBA BELSA
Haleakala Waldorf High School, Hawai MARTHA VASQUEZ
San Antonio ISD, Texas SARA VILLA
The New School, New York MARLENYS VILLAMAR
City University of New York, New York

ANA YÁÑEZ RODRÍGUEZ
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts

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REMOTE TEACHING

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