ERIC Number: ED353810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Kazakh: Language Competencies for Peace Corps Volunteers in Kazakhstan.
The text is designed for classroom and self-study of Kazakh by Peace Corps volunteers training to serve in Kazakhstan. It consists of language and culture lessons on 13 topics: personal identification; classroom communication; conversation with a host counterpart or family; general communication; food; money; transportation; getting and giving directions; shopping at a bazaar; reception by a host family; workplace language; medical and health issues; and interaction with officials. An introductory section outlines major phonological and grammatical characteristics of the Kazakh language and features of the Cyrillic alphabet. Subsequent sections contain the language lessons, organized by topic. Each lesson consists of a prescribed competency, a brief dialogue, vocabulary list, and grammatical and vocabulary notes. Many sections also contain cultural notes. Appended materials include a translation of the dialogues, glossary, word list, and brief bibliography on Kazakh language, history, and literature and culture. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Classroom Communication, Competency Based Education, Cultural Context, Cultural Traits, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Family Life, Food, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Grammar, Independent Study, Intercultural Communication, Job Skills, Monetary Systems, Non Roman Scripts, Phonology, Pronunciation, Public Agencies, Transportation, Turkic Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan