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ERIC Number: ED022179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Chinese-Cantonese Basic Course.
Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.
This nine-volume basic course in Cantonese Chinese is designed for 47 weeks of intense audiolingual instruction. The first book of the series introduces the pronunciation, with emphasis on the tone system, and the basic aspects of the grammar. Also introduced in this volume is the romanization system used in this series (the U.S. Army Language School system), and the Chinese writing system. The initial drills on sounds and tones are followed by regular lesson units set in a format which continues throughout the course--structural patterns presented orally, cartoon-type illustrations for visual stimulus, oral dialog, translation and recombination exercises, word lists, and reading and writing material. The cultural content is aimed at the interests and needs of the U.S. Army personnel. See related document AL 001 477. (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Cantonese, Chinese Culture, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Military Training, Pattern Drills (Language), Pronunciation, Reading Materials, Romanization, Tone Languages, Translation, Vocabulary, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.