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Section 10: Preparation Resources
Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish (613)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. Foreign Language Annals, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  2. Language Educator, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  3. Hispania, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
  4. Lectura y vida, International Reading Association.
  5. TESOL Quarterly, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
  6. Textos en contexto, International Reading Association.

Other Resources

  1. Ayllón, Cándido, Smith, Paul and Morillo, Antonio. (2010). Spanish Composition through Literature, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

  2. Clementi, Donna and Terrill, Laura (2013). The Keys to Planning for Learning: Effective Curriculum, Unit, and Lesson Design. Alexandria, Va.: ACTFL.

  3. Dominicis, Maria Canteli and Reynolds, John J. ( 2006). Repase y escriba: Curso avanzado de gramática y composición, Fifth Edition. Saddle Brook, N.J.: Wiley.

  4. González, Trinidad and Farrell, Joseph. (2001). Composición práctica: Conversación y repaso. New York, N.Y.: Wiley.

  5. López-Burton, Norma and Minor, Denise (2014). On Being a Language Teacher. A Personal and Practical Guide to Success. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

  6. Nelson Rojas, Jorge and Curry, Richard A. (2002). Gramática esencial: Grammar Reference and Review, Second Edition. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company.

  7. National Textbook Company. (2001). Essential Repaso: A Complete Review of Spanish Grammar, Communication, and Culture. First Edition. Lincolnwood, Ill.

  8. Omaggio Hadley, Alice. (2001). Teaching Language in Context, Third Edition. Boston, Mass.: Heinle & Heinle.

  9. Patrick, Paula (2007). The Keys to the Classroom. Alexandria, VA: ACTFL.

  10. Salaberry, Rafael and Lafford, Barbara, Editors (2007). The Art of Teaching Spanish. Second Language Acquisition from Research to Praxis. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press

  11. Sandrock, Paul (2010). The Keys to Assessing Language Performance: Teacher´s Manual. Alexandria, VA: ACTFL.

  12. Sedwick, Frank. (2002). Conversations in Spanish: Points of Departure. New York, N.Y.: Van Nostrand.

  13. Shrum, Judith and Glisan, Eileen. (2010). Teacher's Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction, Fourth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Heinle & Heinle.

  14. Terrell, Tracy, Andrade, Magdalena, Egasse, Jeanne and Muñoz, Elías Miguel. (2006). DOS Mundos: A Communicative Approach, Sixth Edition. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill.

  15. Yates, Jean. (2011). Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation (Practice Makes Perfect Series), First Edition. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill.

Online Resources

  1. ABC —
  2. ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 —
  3. BBC Mundo —
  4. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) —
  5. Centro Virtual Cervantes —
  6. Clarín —
  7. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) —
  8. El Mundo —
  9. El Universal —
  10. Radio Naciones Unidas —
  11. Real Academia Española —
  12. Texas Education Agency (TEA) —
  13. Zona ELE (Recursos para estudiantes y profesores) —

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