ERIC Number: ED192569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Sinhala: Basic Course. Module 1: Beginning Signs and Letters.
MacDougall, Bonnie Graham; de Abrew, Kamini
This course on the language of Sri Lanka is intended to be taken under a Sinhala-speaking instructor. This module introduces the Sinhala writing system. The emphasis of the module is on letter recognition. Directions for writing the symbols in the "basic" alphabet are provided so that students will have a culturally appropriate and phonetically accurate method of writing down words. Many photographs of Sinhala signs are included. Each of 28 lessons covers a specific aspect of reading and writing characters. With the addition of four practice reading sections at the conclusion of the module, this first part of the course can be completed in about 15 hours. (JB)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Singhalese, Writing Instruction, Written Language
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (No. 044-000-01764-4, $4.25)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.
Note: For related documents, see FL 011 699-700. Photographs will not reproduce well.