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ERIC Number: ED012897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 165
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ACTIVE INTRODUCTION TO SWAHILI. GENERAL CONVERSATION.
STEVICK, EARL; AND OTHERS
THIS TEXT, BASED ON AN "EXPERIMENTAL COURSE IN SWAHILI" (FSI 1965), WAS PREPARED FOR THE PEACE CORPS. THE STUDENT IS INTRODUCED TO THE RUDIMENTS OF SWAHILI GRAMMAR AS WELL AS TO A NUMBER OF THE HIGHEST FREQUENCY PATTERNS AND CLICHES WHICH HE WILL NEED IMMEDIATELY UPON ARRIVAL IN EAST AFRICA. THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURE OF THIS COURSE IS ITS "MICROWAVE" STYLE OF LESSON ORGANIZATION, WHICH EMPHASIZES COMMUNICATIVE USE OF EACH CULTURAL ELEMENT AS SOON AS IT APPEARS. THE UNITS, OR "CYCLES", BEGIN WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW MATERIAL AND END WHEN THAT SAME NEW MATERIAL HAS BEEN USED FOR PURPOSES OF COMMUNICATION. EACH OF THE 87 CYCLES CONTAINS AN "M PHASE" (MIMICRY OF PRONUNCIATION, MANIPULATION OF GRAMMATICAL ELEMENTS, LEARNING THE MEANINGS OF THE WORDS AND SENTENCES, AND A CERTAIN DEGREE OF MEMORIZING) AND A "C PHASE" (CONNECTED CONVERSATION AND COMMUNICATION.) SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHING THE MATERIAL APPEAR IN THE INTRODUCTION. NOTES TO THE STUDENT EXPLAIN STRUCTURE POINTS AND DIRECTIONS FOR THE EXERCISES. AN INDEXED SWAHILI-ENGLISH GLOSSARY AND AN EPILOGUE PROVIDING SUGGESTIONS FOR EXPANDING THE STUDENT'S VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR ARE APPENDED. THE TEXTUAL COMPONENT IS SUITED FOR PRESENTATION EITHER IN A LANGUAGE LABORATORY OR IN A CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM. THIS TEXT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $0.75 FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C., 20402. (AM)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.; Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Africa; Congo