ERIC Number: ED247766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Learner Directed Approach to Lorma. A Handbook on Communication and Culture with Dialogs, Texts, Cultural Notes, Exercises, Drills and Instructions.
Dwyer, David J.; And Others
A combined teacher's manual and learner's manual for the Lorma language of Liberia presents materials for about 300 hours of study and is the equivalent of a first-year college language course. The basic text introduces all of the syntactic constructions of Lorma that learners are likely to encounter in the language, and introduces 1,000 vocabulary items in the most common usage. Each of the lessons has four sections: texts, grammar exercises and cultural information, suggestions for independent study, and vocabulary. The text section includes monologues and dialogues, with word-by-word breakdowns of each sentence. Receptive skills (listening and reading) are emphasized. The section on grammar and culture gives explanations of Lorma linguistic forms and cultural facts. The independent study suggestions are directed to learners living in a Lorma speaking area, and take the learning situation out of the classroom into the community. The vocabulary section contains words pertaining to the lesson topic. Notes on supplementary materials and Lorma dialects are included, and a reference section on Lorma phonetics, grammar, lexicon, and learning materials is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Languages, Cultural Education, Dialects, Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Oral Language, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonetics, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Guides, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. African Studies Center.
Identifiers - Location: Liberia