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Excite | Empower | Engage

“With Ritmos and Rostros, we help college students develop the courage to use a second language, not just teach words and phrases they are too self-conscious to use when it counts.”

Professor Lee Forester

Founder & coauthor | Evia Learning

What we believe

Education is not the delivery of a product

Learning is an experience, not a commodity. Students learn when they experience something, process it, and then change their behavior accordingly. When you teach, you are encouraging students to react to certain stimuli in a specific way. That is never neutral, and for that reason teaching understanding is inextricably connected to the teaching of information or ideas.

Language is more than words

It is useless to teach students what to say in a different language if we do not at the same time teach them when, why and how to express themselves in that same language. There is no language without culture, and there is no language teaching without culture teaching. The purpose of language is not just communication, it’s self expression. This is true whether it’s your first or tenth language.

Students must connect to the real world

Cartoons and stilted scripts don’t help students learn. We build our materials around authentic images, videos, and the voices of native speakers ranging from Pablo Neruda to Bolivian miners in Potosí. We empower people from these places to speak for themselves and to tell your students what they think is important about their culture. This gives students hundreds of hours of natural aural input in the process.

Our integrated college Spanish program

The first authentic Spanish textbooks that empower your students

Created by college professors who knew exactly what their old textbooks were missing: relevance, passion, and deep connections to the humans who speak Spanish. If you want to introduce your students to real people and real Spanish, you will love Ritmos and Rostros.

Ritmos

Beginning College Spanish

Now in its 2nd edition, Ritmos for beginning Spanish is the first textbook of its kind, featuring the voices of dozens of Spanish speakers and bringing a sense of community into the classroom. Ritmos guides students on their first steps into the diverse and fascinating cultures of Spanish speakers worldwide, with special focus on Mexico and Spain.

Rostros

Intermediate College Spanish

New in 2020, Rostros provides the curricular foundation for an intermediate Spanish course focused on language, culture, and recurring themes of the Spanish-speaking world. Rostros guides students through a geographical, personal, and historical journey of the Americas, the Caribbean, and Spain while moving them toward continued study or time abroad.

Both have two essential learning components:

Online Interactive Program

Learners spend time outside class in our online learning platform. Hundreds of videos from Spanish speakers highlight the places they live and work, utilizing real, natural Spanish. Vocabulary practice, ongoing culture screens, rich photography, and grammar practice make the online interactive a compelling experience.

Cuaderno

Flexible readings with questions, comprehension checks, and extensive in-class discussion prompts are the central focus and work perfectly in-person or online. Available in paper or digital format.

Expect more from your textbook

Traditional textbooks

Vocabulary practice

Grammar instruction

Online component

Listening activities

In-class speaking activities

Dynamic, unscripted audio and video

Custom photos that evoke curiosity

Scaffolded writing program

Focus on personal narratives

Genuine communication & community

Organized around cultural content

Fosters empathy

Promotes success for all learners

Authors as co-teachers

Transformative learning experience

Evia Learning

Vocabulary practice

Grammar instruction

Online component

Listening activities

In-class speaking activities

Dynamic, unscripted audio and video

Custom photos that evoke curiosity

Scaffolded writing program

Focus on personal narratives

Genuine communication & community

Organized around cultural content

Fosters empathy

Promotes success for all learners

Authors as co-teachers

Transformative learning experience

Let’s move forward together

Let’s move forward

together

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