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Teaching topic: Folk tales and fables: Home


Welcome to our libguide for folktales and fables!

Folk tale:

a very old traditional story from a particular place that was originally passed on to people in spoken form (Oxford Learner's Dictionaries


a traditional short story that teaches a moral lesson, especially one with animals as characters; these stories considered as a group (also Oxford Learner's Dictionaries)

Folktales and fables are great for the English language learning classroom because both types of story tend to be universal.

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Contact for this guide

Victoria Smyth

‚ÄčSenior Library Assistant for Education Services and Resources, DCU St. Patrick's Library