“Since adopting Amig@s por siempre, I have noticed a huge improvement in the quality of my instruction. Not having to deal with two different platforms (Canvas and the Publisher’s), being able to customize and personalize my Canvas course, and having my students work with Amig@s’ life-rich content, have helped me teach the best classes of my life.”
I have used Amig@s Por Siempre for two semesters and am quite pleased with it. It is quite affordable, simple and clear which helps younger and older students navigate the sections quickly. Thanks to Amig@s Por Siempre, I have reduced my time spent correcting. More than 90% of my students surveyed stated that they valued the pronunciation recordings in the Palabras section. I particularly enjoy incorporating the Vida section into my curriculum as it offers the students insight into the history and culture of different Spanish speaking groups.
I have very much enjoyed teaching hybrid classes with this textbook. On the one hand, students can practice anywhere recording their voices, interacting with peers and instructors and doing online exercises and quizzes with their computers and cellphones. On the other hand, this book also offers many activities for a face-to-face class. The online book has many opportunities for students to practice what they just learned with materials designed to help students interact with other peers in class and improve their writing skills.
Best of all, the course materials only cost the student about a third of the cost of other textbooks and it is very easy to learn and manage. My students enjoyed the course and had great success and satisfaction learning Spanish.
“I can’t remember who said that teaching second languages was a “thinking-light” discipline, but he was right. This has changed with Amig@s por siempre.”
“What I have found, is that speaking Spanish to people I know, they have noticed a big improvement from when I began the course to where I am today. I really enjoyed the class. Thank you.”
“I did very well in this class and I also spent a lof of time doing my homework assignments. Plus, practicing listening skills and speaking skills. I am not perfect, but comparing the beginning of the semester up to now, I see I improved a lot.”
“I enjoyed this class tremendously and I appreciate that I was able to take it online.”