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ERIC Number: ED040376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 48
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The Cyrillic Alphabet; A Programmed, Self-Teaching Introduction to the Reading of Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian and Bulgarian.
Schmidt-Mackey, Ilonka
This programmed, self-teaching workbook is designed to serve as a simple and efficient introduction to the reading of languages written in a Cyrillic alphabet, languages such as Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, and Bulgarian. It is limited to the acquisition of letter recognition and is not concerned with problems of writing, grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation. Some indication, however, is given of the sound values of each of the letters in order to help the learner remember them. The guide word on top of each page indicates the phonetic value which comes nearest to English. One letter is introduced at a time, chosen because of its relative facility, frequency and importance, while combining it with the letters already learned. Examples are chosen from cognates likely to be known in English, words which appear in a similar from in most Slavic languages. This workbook may be used with any beginning language text book. In reading methods and all-skill methods, it may be used as a preparatory pre-course; in oral methods, it should be brought in at the point where reading is first introduced. (Prior to publication, several versions of this programmed pre-course were tried on different groups of beginning students in Russian over a period of ten years.) (AMM)
Marcel Didier, 1442 Avenue McGill College, Montreal, P.Q., Canada
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