ERIC Number: ED030093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
A Course in Colloquial Malayalam.
Moag, Rachel; Moag, Rodney
This text is designed to teach colloquial Malayalam of the kind that will be understood throughout Kerala to the Peace Corps volunteers going to India's Kerala State. The text is aural-oral in approach and is made up of two main parts. Part I contains 35 graded lessons designed to teach the grammar and vocabulary necessary for a functional knowledge of the language. Lessons consist of short conversations, grammar drills and explanations, and pronunciation drills and notes. Linguistic Field Exercises, a set of graded exercises to train the volunteer to elicit and analyze linguistic data in the field, are interspersed with the other drills in Part I. Part II has extra conversations covering general living situations, as well as simplified excerpts from Kerala government publications in Malayalam treating various topics with which volunteers often deal. These units are not graded and may be taught or used as the coordinator sees fit. Part II, along with the appendixes, is intended primarily to serve the volunteer in the field. Appendixes include: (1) suggestions for continued learning in Kerala, (2) the Malayalam writing system, (3) additional grammar notes and exercises, (4) names of days and months, and (5) a glossary. (DO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee.