Metaphors in Russian is part of the units developed in the project 'Metaphoric Competence in the Foreign Language Classroom."
The unit contains guided activities that help students first study metaphorical associations and explore how associations may differ cross-culturally. The students are introduced to some expressions connected with the respective metaphors and they learn about their meanings. Students will learn to identify, interpret, and produce metaphoric language in their L2.
Background information is available in:
Bobrova, L., & Lantolf, J. P. (2012). Metaphor and Pedagogy (CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 11). The Pennsylvania State University: Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research. Available as a free download on our site under "Publications - Working Papers". Link to "Metaphor and Pedagogy"
Metaphors in Russian - Animals, Colors, Emotions, Sports
(1) Student Unit