We work with our own Latin America-oriented text books, which form the basis of the course, in combination with other materials (e.g. local newspapers, Latinamerican songs, Latinamerican literature, cassettes, videos, Spanish grammar exercises etc.) making use of overhead projectors, videos, and other audio-visual materials.
However, our materials have only a support function. Students may visit typical locations (for example the market, a school or a hospital) during class, and a large part of the study material are practical activities and exercises, which will aid students to understand and speak Spanish, almost without noticing!