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ERIC Number: ED401708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Manana: Other Aspects of the Concept of Time in Hispanic Societies as Seen in Celebrations and Activities throughout the Year.
Curry, Page; Luque-Ekrich, Maria
An analysis of concepts of time in Latin American societies focuses on aspects that can be useful in teaching Spanish as a second language and Hispanic culture in anglophone North America, and includes specific suggestions for classroom activities and teaching techniques. Analysis looks at the following aspects and functions of time: polychronic vs. monotchronic values of time (attention given to several activities simultaneously in Hispanic society, thus removing pressure for being timely; value given to personal interaction over schedules); fiestas and holidays as common entertainment, often combining religious and secular activities and traditions; and calendar year differences and similarities, particularly as they pertain to school and home activities for students. A number of Latin American holidays and festivals are described, with accompanying traditions and conventions. Appended materials include related photographs, descriptions, and exercises. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Conference on Foreign Language Teaching (1995). Photographs may not reproduce clearly.