ERIC Number: ED024029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Speak Dutch; an Audio-Lingual Course.
"Speak Dutch" is a revised and augmented edition of "Modern Dutch, A First Year College Level Audio-Lingual Course for Dutch." The text is organized into 26 regular lessons and four review lessons plus indexes to grammar points and vocabulary and a list of verb paradigms. The first lesson (40 pages) is devoted to systematic presentation of the sound system of Dutch and includes a diagram of speech organs, imitation drills, and auditory tests. Lessons two through five use both phonetic transcription and standard orthography in presenting the Basic Sentences. Although the following lessons are written in standard orthography, frequent use is made of transcription to indicate pronunciation. A typical lesson consists of: (1) Basic Sentences (in Dutch with an English translation) presenting new vocabulary and structural points to be learned in the context of a conversation; (2) questions and answers based on the dialog; (3) an explanation of grammar points presented in the lesson and short notes on the Dutch culture and the standard orthography; (4) pattern drills (substitution, expansion, transformation) and translation exercises. Lessons 9, 15, and 23-30 also include short reading selections. Tape recordings have been made to accompany this text. (JD)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, College Language Programs, Dutch, Dutch Culture, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Tape Recordings
Meulenhoff & Co. N.V., Amsterdam-C., Beulingstraat 2, The Netherlands.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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