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Imágenes - un apoyo en la enseñanza: Un estudio cuántitativo sobre la posibilidad de enseñar ladiferencia entre el pretérito perfecto simple y el pretéritoimperfecto con la ayuda de imágenes
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2012 (Spanish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Images - a teaching support : A qualitative study of the posibility to teach the differece between the two imperfect tenses in Spanish, with the help of imagaes (English)
Abstract [en]

This study shows a way of using pictures as a support in the teaching of a certain phenomenonin Spanish grammar, namely the difference between the imperfect and the preterite. The aimof this essay is to show that using pictures can actually benefit the students in theirunderstanding of this grammatical feature.The study is carried out with 54 Swedish upper secondary students. The studyconsists of a test and a questionnaire that the students had to do (the test was done twice).Between the two tests we explained the difference between the imperfect and the preterite,using pictures supporting our explanations. The results of the two tests were then compared inorder to see if the teaching with pictures had helped the students in their understanding of thedifference between these two time aspects. The results show that there is a clear improvementin the students’ knowledge after having seen the pictures that explain this phenomenon.The answers of the questionnaire were used to find out whether there are outer andinner factors that also affect the results of the test. For example, students that prefer to readreached higher results than students that prefer to speak. Their previous grades in the coursesalso affect the results in the way that students with higher grades reached higher results, ingeneral, though there were a few exceptions where students with lower grades actuallysurpassed their peers with higher grades. The results also show that it is easier for the studentsto understand which tense to use if the verbs are part of a bigger context.

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2012. , 37 p.
Keyword [es]
grammar, pictures, images, learning, teaching, imperfect, preterite, difference, enseñanza, diferencia, pretérito, imperfecto, imágenes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23394OAI: diva2:585666
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
2012-11-14, Växjö, 15:00 (Spanish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-10 Last updated: 2013-01-31Bibliographically approved

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