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ERIC Number: ED148158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 466
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Conversational Tamil.
Beinstein, Judith; And Others
The purpose of this text is to develop conversational skills in Tamil. It is to be used as a review of what has been learned in class and not as a teaching device. The language materials consist of four types of language learning activities. The unit microwave cycle divides the learning process into two basic phases. The first phase involves mimicry, memorization, and manipulation, and the second phase involves conversational application of what has been learned. Drill exercises, the second type of activity, include substitution, repetition, transformation, conversation, and question-and-answer drills. Analysis of the language is the third type of activity. Realistic language usage is the fourth type. The text is divided into six sections, each consisting of cycles, drills, and grammar notes, which concentrate upon a limited number of sentence patterns and structural items. Suggested supplements follow each section. A verb chart, listing verb stems and their inflected forms, is included in the text, as is a pronunciation guide. The materials were designed for Peace Corps training programs specializing in agriculture. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Note: Parts of document may be marginally legible due to quality of print