Students Sound Like Native Speakers When They Use Idioms Appropriately!
Exposing students to fun cultural idioms gets them talking in the target language—especially when the literal and actual meanings of the expressions are very different!
10-piece Bulletin Board Set also includes a 13-page downloadable activity packet, featuring:
- Literal Translation Activity
- Matching and Defining Actual Definitions Activity
- Definition Illustration Activity
- Idiom Dialogue Activity
- Idiom Research Activity
- Cultural Idiom Connections Activity
- Idiom Definition History Activity
- Idiom Reference Sheet
- Answer Key
- ACTFL Alignment document
©2019. Spanish. Level 2. Novice High, Intermediate. High school. Set of ten 11 x 8-inch posters. Cardstock. 13-page PDF (download). Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF activity packet.
About the Author
Audrey Yates Irias started learning Spanish at age 10 in a FLEX program in her elementary school, because her aunt lived in Puerto Rico. She was so enamored with learning languages that she dove in head first, and took multiple years of Spanish and French in high school. Following her passion, she was a double major in Spanish and French Education and a TESOL minor, at Illinois State University—during which time she studied in Spain and France. She taught for 11 years in both traditional as well as virtual classrooms. In 2016, she earned her master’s in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Illinois.
Audrey enjoys spending time with her daughter, dancing, teaching students one-on-one, and developing curriculum that benefits students and teachers of World Languages.
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