ERIC Number: ED384232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Redescubriendo los refranes (Rediscovering Proverbs and Sayings).
Spanish language teachers are encouraged to introduce popular sayings, figures of speech, and proverbs into the language curriculum, both as a means of maintaining the usage of the expressions and to bring variety to the language taught. Definitions, characteristics, origins, and general uses of such expressions are outlined. Some of the most common are categorized by topic (women, men, friendship, love, health, work, advice, patience). A list of 83 additional commonly-used expressions and a list of 102 that offer words of comfort are also included. Finally, several ideas for classroom exercises and activities using proverbs and sayings are offered. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Spain Consulate, Los Angeles, CA. Education Office.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (24th, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-18, 1995).