ERIC Number: ED294423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Mauritanian Arabic. Communication and Culture Handbook. Peace Corps Language Handbook Series.
Hanchey, Stephen; Francis, Timothy P.
A set of instructional materials for Mauritanian Arabic is designed for Peace Corps volunteer language instruction and geared to the daily language needs of volunteers. It consists of introductory sections on language learning in general, the languages of Mauritania, pronunciation of the Hassaniya dialect, and the textbook itself, and 30 lessons on these topics: greetings and responses, continuing a conversation, personal information, Mauritanian geography, expressions and concepts of time, shopping, foods, jobs and occupations, language learning, idioms, making tea, descriptions of residence, places and landmarks, travel, the role of the volunteer in development, development vocabulary, daily activities, description, colors, hospitality and courtesy, Islam and religious vocabulary, describing the past, school, climate and seasons, the desert, health and body parts, the tailor, housing and furnishings, and agriculture. Proverbs, a list of language behavioral objectives, and an English-Hassaniya glossary are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Arabic, Behavioral Objectives, Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Education, Daily Living Skills, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Interpersonal Communication, Introductory Courses, Proverbs, Regional Dialects, Second Language Instruction, Social Behavior, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.