Title

Chupacabras and the Tooth Mouse: Hispanic Folklore for Spanish I and II.

Subject Area

Foreign Language Pedagogy

Abstract

Folklore from Spain and Latin America is a valuable resource which Spanish teachers can use to teach the products, practices, and perspectives of culture. This presentation will first define folklore using examples from the United States. The presenter will then share numerous examples of Hispanic proverbs, children’s songs and rhymes, and arts and crafts from the Spanish-speaking world and explain how these can be incorporated into commonly used themes of Spanish I and Spanish II. Handouts will be provided with sample lessons.

Brief Bio Note

David Alley is Professor of Spanish and Program Director for the Master of Arts in Spanish at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Alley has teaching experience in elementary, middle school, high school, and university settings. He has taught in universities in Korea, Mexico, Honduras and Chile. At Georgia Southern Dr. Alley teaches introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels of Spanish as well as courses in foreign language methodology. He has supervised over 100 student teachers and interns. Dr. Alley's primary areas of research are second language acquisition and Hispanic culture.

Keywords

Hispanic culture, Foreign language pedagogy

Location

Room 217

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-26-2015 4:30 PM

End Date

3-26-2015 5:45 PM

Embargo

5-23-2017

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Mar 26th, 4:30 PM Mar 26th, 5:45 PM

Chupacabras and the Tooth Mouse: Hispanic Folklore for Spanish I and II.

Room 217

Folklore from Spain and Latin America is a valuable resource which Spanish teachers can use to teach the products, practices, and perspectives of culture. This presentation will first define folklore using examples from the United States. The presenter will then share numerous examples of Hispanic proverbs, children’s songs and rhymes, and arts and crafts from the Spanish-speaking world and explain how these can be incorporated into commonly used themes of Spanish I and Spanish II. Handouts will be provided with sample lessons.