La identificación personal:  los nombres

LeLoup & Ponterio

Targeted Standards
1.1 Interpersonal Communication
1.2 Interpretive Communication
1.3 Presentational Communication
2.1 Practices and Perspectives of Culture
2.2 Products and Perspectives of Culture
3.2 Acquiring Information
4.2 Culture Comparisons

Objectives SWBAT = Student will be able to
1.2 / 2.1 / 2.2 SWBAT: identify cultural information and answer corresponding questions after listening to a NS talk about naming conventions and practices in Spain.
1.1 / 2.1 / 2.2 SWBAT: explain to a partner how/why they were named and what their names mean.
1.2 / 3.2 SWBAT: research the meaning of their names using a TL site on the meaning of Spanish names on the Internet. 
1.1 / 1.3 SWBAT: write an explanation of their name using the Spanish naming convention and explain this to their peers.
1.1 / 1.3 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 4.2 SWBAT: compare and contrast naming conventions and practices in Spain and in their own culture

Preparation phase (pre-listening):
Interpersonal Mode

1.  What are some of the things people consider when they select names for their children?

2.  Do names have meanings of their own, apart from significance we may attribute to them?

3.  How are complete names formed for most of us? (estadounidenses)

Comprehension phase (listen for gist; main idea):
Interpretive and Interpersonal Modes
Watch this video clip and listen carefully for the following:

1.  What is this woman's full name?

2.  Where is she from?

3.  What is her first name?

4.  What is her second name?

5.  What is her surname?

6.  Compare your answers with your partner.

Interpretation phase (main ideas & details):
Interpretive and Interpersonal Modes

1.  Which name is more important, the first or the second?  Why?

2.  How are surnames formed in Spanish-speaking families?

3.  Do women in this culture change their names when they marry?  If so, and this woman were married to a man named Mr. Weaver, what would her name be?

4.  Compare your answers with your partner.

Application phase (create/recreate text):
Interpretive and Interpersonal Modes

1.  Write your own full name using the Spanish system.

2.  Explain the formation of your name to your partner.

Extension phase (analyze and compare):
Interpretive and Interpersonal Modes
Tu nombre: origen y significado Click on this site and find the meaning of your first and second names in Spanish.

Tu apellido: origen y significado
If you have a Spanish surname, click on this site to find its meaning.

1.  Ask your family the reasons behind your first and second names.  Why were you named the way you were?

2.  Write a brief explanation of the meaning of your names.  Include your surname if you have the information.

3.  Introduce yourself to the class, using your full "Spanish-style" name.  Explain the meaning of your names and how you got them.

Activities based on Shrum & Glisan  Interactive Model from Teacher's Handbook (2000, p.137)
Copyright © 2002, LeLoup & Ponterio, International Communications and Culture, SUNY College at Cortland.