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ERIC Number: ED259576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
"Ser" and "Estar" in Review.
Weissenrieder, Maureen
OMLTA Journal, p44-53 1985
The problem of teaching the use of the verbs "ser" and "estar" in Spanish can be only partially addressed by current linguistic explanations. In the absence of rules that will enable the student to predict correct sentences using the verbs, the most effective teaching technique is to use a situational-functional approach providing students with many contrasts in different situation types and with different adjectives. Since textbook writers generally give minimal attention to "ser" and "estar," it is the teacher's job to increase students' exposure to these link verbs. A number of exercise types targeted to different proficiency levels can be used to emphasize the crucial factors of context and speaker intent. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see FL 015 131-139.