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ERIC Number: ED184312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Reference Count: 0
Chinese-Mandarin: Basic Course. Volume I, Lessons 1-15.
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.
This is the first of 16 volumes of audiolingual classroom instruction in Mandarin Chinese. The course is designed to train native English speakers to Level 3 Foreign Service Institute proficiency in comprehension and speaking, and to Level 2 proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin. The introduction to Volume I discusses the main features of Chinese pronunciation, including consonants and vowels, initial and final sounds, stress, and tone. Instructional materials in the 15 lessons include dialogues, pictorial aids, vocabulary lists, grammar analyses, translation exercises, and pronunciation drills. Mandarin words are presented in phonetic transcription only. The emphasis of the course is on military science. (JB)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Mandarin Chinese, Military Science, Pattern Drills (Language), Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Translation, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Skills
Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Nonresident Division, Presidio of Monterey, CA 93940 ($5.60; accompanying cassettes $11.20)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.
Note: For related documents, see FL 010 988-992 and FL 011 000-010.