International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Reading and Appreciation of Don Quixote in a Spanish-as-a-Foreign-Language Class
Sara Torres Servín, Sara Torres Servín

The purpose of this paper is to present a way in which the Spanish literary work Don Quixote de la Mancha can be presented to a class of English speaking students who are leaning Spanish as a foreign language. After students understand the reading they can interact in the class activities following. They will engage in an analysis and appreciation of the chapter through specific activities. They will be exposed to Chapter 8 of the book, which deals with the windmills in Don Quixote’s way. Don Quixote is a human prototype, and as such, it deserves to be studied and analyzed. From the cognitive linguistic point of view, reading, understanding, analyzing, and discussing a literary work in a language other than one’s own is no simple task. Hence the approach offered through this paper in order to aid those involved in teaching Spanish in an English-speaking context.

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