ERIC Number: ED045976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Understanding and Speaking siSwati.
Nussbaum, Loren V.; And Others
The present volume comprises an introductory course to spoken siSwati, an African language of the Niger-Congo group, also referred to as Swazi. The materials have two principle components, "Understanding siSwati" and "Speaking siSwati," each consisting of a series of "Cycles." The purpose of the U.S. component is to give the student an opportunity to understand the language before attempting to speak it; the S.S. component has the more conventional goal of teaching the student to speak the language by requiring him to mimic several related sentences and then to use them in a brief conversation. No direct effort is made to teach the reading or writing of siSwati in this volume. An explanation of the methodology and suggestions to the teacher for presenting the materials are provided in the introduction. Appended are listings of special usages and forms, and a siSwati-English vocabulary. (AMM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.