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ERIC Number: ED041265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Cantonese Basic Course, Volumes One and Two.
Boyle, Elizabeth Latimore; Delbridge, Pauline Ng
This course in spoken Cantonese uses all the basic grammatical structures of the language and a vocabulary of about 950 words. The subject matter of the course is daily life in Hong Kong. The course was designed to be taught in an intensive language program of 25-30 class hours a week plus additional time for listening to tape recordings. There are 15 lessons in each volume and the rate of progress in an intensive class is expected to be approximately two lessons per week, including time for review and testing. Each lesson contains five sections: (1) a Basic Conversation to be memorized; (2) Notes on culture, pronunciation, and grammar; (3) Pattern Drills in which the teacher's cue is the stimulus for the students' response; (4) Conversations for Listening, a listening comprehension section; and (5) Say it in Cantonese, English to Cantonese practice, much of it in conversational question-answer form. The early lessons in addition contain explanation and drills on pronunciation points, and some classroom phrases for the students to learn. Appended to each volume are the texts of the Conversations for Listening, a grammatical index, and a cumulative vocabulary list. All Cantonese material is written in phonetic transcription except for the words in the vocabulary list which are in characters as well. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Cantonese, Cultural Context, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonetic Transcription, Tape Recordings
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Printing Office, Wash., D.C. 20402 ($3.50 each vol.); Tapes avail. from Sales Branch, National Audiovisual Center (GSA), Wash. D.C. 20409
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.
Identifiers: Hong Kong
Note: Vol. 1--410p., Vol. 2--415p.