ERIC Number: ED132839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Amharic and English: An Introduction to the Principles of Language Teaching and Language Learning.
Slager, William R.; And Others
These materials are part of a one-week experimental program to bring together the language and the TESL components of the Peace Corps Training Program for Ethiopia. The program is based on the relationship between language teaching and language learning, that is, between the methods classes in the teaching of English as a second language, and the language classes aimed at giving the volunteers a practical knowledge of Amharic. The present materials serve as the basis for TESL lectures and the joint sessions involving the English and Amharic staffs. There are five English lessons; four introduce new material while the fifth is a detailed review. These five lessons match the first five Amharic lessons in the amount of material covered: by the end of lesson four, students have been introduced to simple affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences with the verb "to be." By comparing the sentences they learn in Amharic with those they teach in English, students increase their awareness of the need for control in structure and vocabulary. Each lesson is followed by a pronunciation lesson and a section for contrastive comments, intended as a brief introduction to the application of contrastive analysis in a practical classroom situation. (CLK)
Descriptors: Amharic, Applied Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Methods Courses, Phonology, Postsecondary Education, Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Volunteers
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.