Why AdiosTextbook?

BIENVENIDOS from Kara Parker and Megan Smith from Creative Language Class! We know how hard it is to move away from the textbook and toward a more communicative language class. For years we have been saying how helpful it would be if there was a resource to support our district in our transition to proficiency. Nine years later, we decided to create it. This site is here to support teachers like you who are ready to take a leap, but also want to save time.

Different people need different things. Here’s how AdiosTextbook can help you or your teachers.


You are dedicated and ambitious! It’s easy to work all hours of the day lesson planning  and scouring Pinterest for new ideas. Adios Textbook will give you a foundation for your classes and a guide to get started. You’ll have lessons prepared for your units but you can still add in your new and exciting ideas! The first years aren’t easy – but having resources makes it a lot easier.


You are open-minded and ready for a change! You already know how to teach, but you want to increase your students’ ability to communicate on the spot. You are looking for complete units and lessons so you can see how it all works from A to Z. AdiosTextbook will be a guide as you make the transition.


You are a multi-task extraordinaire (usually doing it all as a department of one)!  Even though department meetings are easy, planning is a constant challenge. AdiosTextbook has a variety of units and we’re adding more throughout the year. All lessons have communicative goals for each lesson for students to meet at their own proficiency level. This means you can use the same lesson for different levels. That’s one way to conquer planning for that split 3/4 level class.


You like to engage your students with Hispanic culture from the moment they enter class. However, FINDING a good authentic resource can be a challenge! Let us do the searching for you. Each unit has a variety of videos, articles, websites, and real pictures from target cultures. We’ve also included follow-up activities that are natural communicative tasks that continue the learning and keep class in Spanish. 


You’re a pro! You have taught just about every unit and level in your career and have survived to tell the tale. You have cabinets full of resources, strategies, and activities that makes your colleagues green with envy! You are always looking for new and exciting ways to help students learn and add some excitement to your classes without spending endless hours behind your computer screen.


No matter who you are or how long you’ve been teaching, anyone can use a little support. Let AdiosTextbook take care of some of the planning and prep so you focus your energy on the most important thing – your students!  

Check out the pricing here.


10 thoughts on “Why AdiosTextbook?

  1. I have always kept track of the great ideas Kara and Megan post in the Creative Language Class website. I can’t wait to try some of these lessons. Congratulations for this great initiative. I believe we, WL teachers, will benefit greatly for it!

  2. Muchas gracias! I am excited to check out your resources and I appreciate the chance to try it out with no financial commitment.

  3. How wonderful that you are sharing your knowledge, creativity and experience with teachers who can use your units! This is a much needed service and will do so much good toward helping teachers have a wonderful head start in working with thematic units! THANK YOU! I signed up for a complimentary membership so that I can take a look and share the information with others.

  4. Looking forward to another of your workshops in March at FLENJ. Thank you for the free “unidad” and for the continued inspiration!

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