Kim Metzger wrote:
I can't talk about teaching Spanish prepositions, but maybe this general information about teaching English prepositions will be helpful. It's from The Grammar Book, An ESL/EFL Teacher's Course by Marianne Celce-Murcia and Diane Larsen-Freeman:
Whenever ESL/EFL teachers are surveyed regarding their teaching problems, prepositions emerge as a serious problem and are mentioned almost as frequently as articles; i.e. teachers - as a group - feel that prepositions are the second most difficult aspect of the English language for their students.
.... Furthermore, when compared with other languages that have prepositions, the number of prepositions in English tends to be greater. For example, Spanish has one preposition 'en' that serves as the equivalent of three prepositions in English: in, on, and at.
I hope others can offer you additional ideas on teaching Spanish prepositions.
Best wishes, Kim
Thanks, I will look for this book.