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ERIC Number: ED021241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
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Vietnamese (Saigon Dialect): Special Course (12 Weeks). Volumes 1-3.
Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.
The Vietnamese (Saigon Dialect) Short Course consists of 48 lessons in three volumes. This course is designed to train native English language speakers to Level One proficiency (very basic level on the Foreign Service Institute scale) in comprehension and speaking and Level One proficiency in reading and writing Vietnamese. The texts, appearing in phonemic transcription, are intended for classroom use in the Defense Language Institute's intensive programs employing the audiolingual method. Tapes accompany the texts. The introductory section in Volume I presents the phonology of Vietnamese, with preliminary emphasis on tones. New vocabulary and structures are presented in a series of questions and answers. The English translation appears in transposed Vietnamese word order to illustrate the Vietnamese syntactic structure. Cartoon-type drawings provide visual stimulus for the conversational content. Cultural content concerns Vietnam military situations. The format is followed in Volumes II and III, with the addition of pattern drills and more emphasis on aspects of village life, local government, and military terminology. (amm)
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Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.