ERIC Number: ED028425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Cakchiquel Basic Course.
Blair, Robert W.; And Others
This course is designed with one primary goal in view: to encourage and lead the learner to communicate in Cakchiquel in and out of class. Each of the 12 units has a "preparation stage" which consists of a self-instructional program together with other activities for the student preparatory to meeting with the instructor or coming to class. Much of this preparatory material is on tape, and it consists of phonology drills (earlier units) and grammar drills and explanations. Following the preparation stage is the "core stage" in which material is presented by the instructor in short question-answer exchanges called micro-wave cycles (Stevick, ED 012 897). This stage provides for supervised application and active use of the material introduced in the preparation stage. By means of the exercises and activities found in the core stage it is hoped that the student can attain a state of overlearning, which he will then maintain by the continued review and use of the material. It is expected that the student knows Spanish since that is the language in which glosses are given in the core stage. Appended are a Cakchiquel chrestomathy, useful sentences and dialogs, games and contests, questions and problems for discussion, verb conjugations, and vocabulary lists. For information on obtaining tapes, write to Peace Corps, Washington, D.C. 20525. (DO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.
Note: Volume I: 392p., Volume II: 518p.