ERIC Number: ED262669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Shona. Materials Status Report.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.
The materials status report for Shona is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching a given language to English speakers. The report consists of: (1) a brief narrative description of the language, the areas where it is spoken, its major dialects, its writing system, points of difficulty for the English-speaking learner, usable texts, availability of instructional programs, linguists who have worked on the language, native speakers, and other information of use to the individual planning a course in the language; (2) a bibliography of materials, categorized as basic level teaching materials, advanced level teaching materials, refresher/maintenance materials, reference materials, and dictionaries, according to evaluators' judgment of their best use in classes today rather than according to the author's intentions; and (3) individual materials evaluations consisting of a general description, including publication information, an overview of the contents, and statements about the quality of the language used, and a form on which the general text quality (language and presentation) is evaluated. The evaluations are made by native speakers and linguists recognized for their knowledge of the language. (MSE)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Dialects, Dictionaries, Difficulty Level, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Instructional Material Evaluation, Language Styles, Media Selection, Native Speakers, Publications, Second Language Instruction, Shona, Standard Spoken Usage, Textbooks, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Written Language
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.