Do you groan inwardly every time your lesson plans say that one of the grammar topics this week is “Por vs. Para”? Do you try to be peppy about the topic, like when you try to convince your kids that going to the dentist is Just That Easy!?
Native-speaking teachers and non-native-speaking teachers alike have grammar topics they Just. Hate. To. Teach. For me, one of those has always been the concept of “por vs. para.” As a non-native speaker, I was in the same position as my students, having to try to make sense of a laundry list of rules about this teeny little topic. And as a student, I remember it blowing my mind that BOTH words could be correct in one situation, but with a subtle change in the shade of meaning. High school foreign language students in general have a bit of an issue with “subtle shades of meaning” the way color-blind people have issues with “subtle shades of cerulean.” How frustrating!
Este mes celebramos el trabajo de los ilustradores. Las ilustraciones son muy valiosas en el desarrollo del lenguaje. El uso de ilustraciones es perfecto para desarrollar oraciones sencillas o escribir una descripción detallada dependiendo del nivel de competencia del estudiante.
Si de tradiciones se trata, es necesario hablar de la historieta que desde agosto de 1949...
Si Joaquín Lavado Tejón, conocido popularmente como Quino, hubiese imaginado...
Importance of Illustrators in Literature
By Ángela Padrón Throughout history, children’s books have played an...