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Resumen de las metodologías didácticas de las Lenguas Clásicas.


Es el método con el que hemos aprendido todos los filólogos clásicos. Se empieza directamente con el estudio pormenorizado de la gramática, la explicación de su casuística y a continuación se realizan ejercicios de traducción sobre los puntos de gramática estudiados.

El método de gramática-traducción (a veces erróneamente llamado tradicional) tiene su origen en la época de la Ilustración. Con anterioridad los humanistas como Erasmo, Comenio y Vives enseñaban el latín mediante la repetición y práctica de pequeños Colloquia elaborados por ellos mismos.

El método de gramática-traducción, por el contrario, se centra en el estudio científico y filológico de la lengua.

Virtudes del método: El alumno alcanza una gran competencia en aspectos gramaticales que le serán de gran ayuda si se dedica a estudios filológicos. Se analizan y estudian las distintas categorías morfosintácticas e incluso fonéticas …


Some ignorant persons interlard their conversation with Latin apophthegms, giving those who do not understand them to believe that they are great Latinists, whereas they can hardly decline a noun or conjugate a verb.
Scip. That is not so bad as what is done by some who really understand Latin; some of whom are so absurd, that in talking with a shoemaker or a tailor, they pour out Latin like water.
Berg. On the whole we may conclude, that he who talks Latin before persons who do not understand it, and he who talks it, being himself ignorant of it, are both equally to blame.
Scip. Another thing you may remark, which is that some persons who know Latin are not the less asses for all that.
Berg. No doubt of it; and the reason is clear; for when in the time of the Romans everybody spoke Latin as his mother tongue, that did not hinder some among them from being boobies.
Scip. But to know when to keep silence in the mother tongue, and speak in Latin, is a thing that needs discretion, brother…


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