ERIC Number: ED255040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Ewe (for Togo). Special Skills Handbook. Peace Corps Language Handbook Series.
Kozelka, Paul R., Comp.; Agbovi, Yao Ete, Comp.
A book of language and cultural material for teachers and students of Ewe presents vocabulary lists and samples of Ewe language in various contexts, including letters, essays, and newspaper articles. Although not presented in lesson format, the material can be adapted by teachers or used by students for independent study. It is divided into two main parts: general skills and technical skills, with Ewe and English on facing pages. Contents of the general skills section include these topics: proverbs, letter writing, sports, funeral ceremonies, traditional holidays and festivals, totems and taboos, divination, church, clothing, body parts, diseases and injuries, getting a motorbike repaired, foods, relationships between men and women, a history of the origins of the Ewe peoples, articles from Togo-Presse, Ewe folk tales, traditional songs, and traditions. The technical skills section topics include: going to meetings and making speeches, construction, digging wells, raising chickens, raising rabbits, raising cattle, animal traction, prenatal consultations, postnatal consultations, a health questionnaire, school gardening, and taking care of water. Worksheets are included for both sections. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Languages, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Daily Living Skills, Diseases, English, Ewe, Folk Culture, Health Services, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Skills, Letters (Correspondence), News Media, Proverbs, Religion, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Sociocultural Patterns, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.
Identifiers - Location: Togo