ERIC Number: ED205018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
A Contrastive Approach for Teaching English as a Second Language to Indochinese Students.
Phap, Dam Trung
The manual concentrates on features of English and Indochinese which are dissimilar and, therefore, potential problem areas. These areas were identified through: (1) a contrastive analysis of English and Indochinese (Lao, Cambodian, Vietnamese) phonology, morphology, and syntax; (2) an analysis of Indochinese students' errors; and (3) noting the difficulties voiced by the students themselves. To provide insights into possible teaching methods and personal interaction, the author discusses the cultural background of Indochinese students. The teaching of English phonology, morphology, syntax, reading, vocabulary, and composition is explored. Included in the discussion of English and Indochinese phonology are charts depicting place and manner of vowel and consonant articulation and overviews of consonant clusters, suprasegmentals, stress patterns, and intonation contours. In the morphology chapter, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and derivative process are explored. The review of syntax includes a discussion of word order and negative, interrogative, simple, compound, complex, and contrary-to-fact sentence patterns. In the reading and vocabulary chapter, structure and content words as well as idioms are reviewed. The final chapter focuses on spelling and punctuation and the teaching and correcting of free and guided compositions. An extensive glossary of terms, complete with definition and example, is included. (JK)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Adverbs, Articulation (Speech), Austro Asiatic Languages, Cambodian, Consonants, Contrastive Linguistics, Determiners (Languages), English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Evaluation Methods, Idioms, Indo European Languages, Indochinese, Intonation, Lao, Morphology (Languages), Negative Forms (Language), Nouns, Phonology, Phrase Structure, Plurals, Pronouns, Punctuation, Reading Skills, Sentence Structure, Sino Tibetan Languages, Spelling, Stress (Phonology), Suprasegmentals, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Verbs, Vietnamese, Vocabulary, Vowels, Writing (Composition)
Intercultural Development Research Association, 5835 Callaghan, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228 ($10.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.