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ERIC Number: ED012898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 140
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ACTIVE INTRODUCTION TO SWAHILI. GEOGRAPHY.
STEVICK, EARL; AND OTHERS
THIS TEXT, ONE OF TWO REVISED FROM AN "EXPERIMENTAL COURSE IN SWAHILI" (FSI 1965), WAS PREPARED FOR THE PEACE CORPS. IT MAY BE USED BEFORE, AFTER, OR CONCURRENTLY WITH THE OTHER REVISED PORTION, "SWAHILI, AN ACTIVE INTRODUCTION, GENERAL CONVERSATION." THE SAME DISTINCTIVE FORMAT IS FOLLOWED--THAT OF A "MICROWAVE" STYLE OF LESSON ORGANIZATION, WHICH EMPHASIZES COMMUNICATIVE USE OF EACH CULTURAL ELEMENT AS IT APPEARS. EACH OF THE 38 UNITS OR "CYCLES" BEGINS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW MATERIAL AND ENDS WHEN THAT MATERIAL HAS BEEN PRACTICED AS ACTIVE COMMUNICATION. A CYCLE CONTAINS AT LEAST TWO PHASES--AN "M PHASE" (WHICH ENTAILS MIMICRY OF PRONUNCIATION, MANIPULATION OF GRAMMATICAL ELEMENTS, LEARNING THE MEANING OF WORDS, AND SOME MEMORIZING) AND A "C PHASE" (CONNECTED CONVERSATION, AND COMMUNICATION.) SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR PRESENTING THESE PHASES ARE INCLUDED IN THE INTRODUCTION. SPECIAL TEXT SECTIONS DEAL WITH PLACE NAMES, GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS, AND FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS ON MAPS. AN EPILOGUE TO THE STUDENTS WHICH PROVIDES SUGGESTIONS FOR EXPANDING VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR, AND AN INDEXED SWAHILI-ENGLISH GLOSSARY ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $0.65 FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, UNITED STATES 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