Peer Reviewed Publications:

Zapata, G. C., Ribota, A., & Robles, D. (2018). Integrated Performance Assessment in Spanish university classes: A look at students’ performance in the interpretive and presentational modes. Under review.

Zapata, G. C., & Ribota, A. (2018). Open educational resources in heritage and L2 Spanish classrooms: Design, development, and implementation. Under review.

Zapata, G. C., & Ribota, A. (2018). The instructional benefits of identity texts and Learning by Design in required second language classes. Under review.


Zapata, G. C., & Ribota, A. (2017). Digital publications in language classes: Performance, multiliteracies, and learner autonomy. Language Educator, 12(3), 52-54.


Zapata, G. C., Ribota, A., & the OER Texas A&M Team. Trayectos: An introduction to Spanish. In progress. OER textbook to be published by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL). Sample unit available at

Open Educational Resources for L2 and HL Instruction and Research:

Ribota, A. (2018). OER Materials for L2 Spanish Teaching (Performance-based activities for intermediate L2 Spanish students). Available at


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