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ERIC Number: ED152110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 351
Abstractor: N/A
Conversational Telugu.
Beinstein, Judith; And Others
The purpose of this text is to develop elementary conversational skills in Telugu. The language materials consist of four types of language learning activities. The first, and most predominant, is the unit microwave cycle. These cycles divide the learning process into two basic phases, the first of which involves mimicry, memorization, and manipulation. The second phase involves the conversational application of the first phase. The second type of learning activity consists of various kinds of drill exercises: substitution, repetition, transformation, conversation and question-and-answer drills. The third type of learning activity is analysis of the language. Simplified explanations are given of structural items in previous lessons. The fourth type of learning activity involves task-oriented situations, model village and slide exercises, and role plays, to help the student gradually become accustomed to combinations of sounds and phrases. The text is divided into five sections, each consisting of cycles, drills and grammar notes that concentrate on a limited number of sentence patterns and structural items. Suggested supplements follow each section. Effective use of the materials presupposes the use of language props to teach vocabulary. In addition, the units are designed to be used as a basis for conversation between student and instructor and between students. (Author/CFM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.