ERIC Number: ED239485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Cebuano for Beginners. PALI Language Texts: Philippines.
Bunye, Maria Victoria R.; Yap, Elsa Paula
The text for a course in Cebuano, a major language of the Philippines, has five objectives: (1) to learn the sound system and intonation pattern, (2) to master a limited but functional vocabulary through context, (3) to master the basic syntactic structures, (4) to master the basic conversational sentences, and (5) to understand the culture the language represents. The course applies the aural-oral method of foreign language learning. Each of the 45 lessons presents a new structure to be learned, an explanation of the setting of the lesson, a dialogue in that setting, notes on related utterances, a vocabulary list, pattern drills, and lexical and grammar notes. Supplementary materials are included. Appendixes include a summary of the structural content charts, useful common expressions, useful question/expressions for native informant sessions, idioms, other useful questions, and other useful single words. Supplementary materials include intonation contours for the lessons and readings for comprehension (narrative for dialogues, short paragraphs with questions and answers, native games, legends, recipes for native dishes, and songs and riddles). (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Pacific and Asian Linguistics Inst.