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ERIC Number: ED132862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Spoken Dagbani for Non-Dagbani Beginners.
Denteh, A. Crakye; Al-Hassan, Abudulai
This text contains 50 lessons in Dagbani for the student of Dagbani as a second language. The principal emphasis of the lessons is on developing skills in the spoken language, and study is preferable with a native speaker of Dagbani. The use of English is to be avoided except when absolutely necessary. Because of the attention given to oral skills, the teaching of formal grammar is also avoided and backboard notes are not to be provided for the students to copy. Each lesson is structured around a specific situation or topic, such as greetings, the market place, or the parts of the body, and occasionally around an element of grammar. Repetition is the basic method used. In terms of lesson format, students repeat a given dialogue after the teacher, and then memorize it. Substitution drills and question-answering are then used to reinforce what the student has learned. Review lessons are interspersed at regular intervals. (CLK)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACTION, Washington, DC.