Language and Section: Spanish 13-01

Date: 29.november.2012

Class theme/topics discussed: Sayings and proverbs in Spanish

Goal of the class: teach them some useful proverbs in Spanish

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below)
We started up with a warm-up game. I started a sentence and they had to continue with it. Each person had to repeat everything from the beginning. After that we moved onto the proverbs and sayings. We made two groups and I gave one group the first half of the proverb and the other group the other half. They had to come together, put the proverbs together and figure out their meaning. There was a student by the board and every time they got a new proverb this person would write them down on the board so that we had all of them in the end written on the board. Each student read one proverbs out loud and said what he or she thought it meant. I told them if they were right or wrong.
In the end I asked them which proverb they like the most and why and which one they find more useful.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Strips of paper

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
They all enjoyed the game because it was challenging! They also liked the proverbs and were active and interested in knowing the meaning.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando.
Los amantes de Teruel: tonta ella y tonto él.
Santa Rita Rita, lo que se da no se quita.
A palabras necias, oídos sordos.
Nunca se sabe lo que se tiene hasta que se pierde.
Nunca es tarde si la dicha es buena.
Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente.
De tal palo, tal astilla.
A caballo regalado no se le mira el diente.
A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda.
El que la hace, la paga.
Ir de mal en peor.
Se cree el ladrón q todos son de su condición.
Éramos pocos y parió la abuela.
Cada uno a su casa y Dios a la de todos
Se pilla antes a un mentiroso que a un cojo.
El que la sigue, la consigue.
Sabe más el diablo por viejo, que por diablo.