ERIC Number: ED358743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Turkmen Language Competencies for Peace Corps Volunteers in Turkmenistan.
Tyson, David; Clark, Larry
This textbook is designed for use by Peace Corps volunteers learning Turkmen in preparation for serving in Turkmenistan. It takes a competency-based approach to language learning, focusing on specific tasks the learner will need to accomplish through language. Some competencies are related to work tasks and others to survival needs or social transactions. An introductory section gives basic information about Turkmen phonology, alphabet, and grammar. The instructional materials consist of lessons on 12 topics: personal identification; conversation with a host counterpart or family; food; transportation; getting and giving directions; shopping; general interpersonal communication; medical and health issues; social situations; and workplace interactions. Each lesson contains related cultural notes and segments on a number of specific competencies. Each competency is accompanied by a dialogue in Turkmen, a vocabulary list, grammar and vocabulary notes, and in some cases, a proverb. Appended materials include English translations of the dialogues, word lists by category (the calendar, numbers, terms of relationship, forms of address, anatomy and health, school terminology), notes on verb conjugation, and a glossary of dialogue words. (MSE)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Traits, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Food, Government Role, Grammar, Health, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Language Patterns, Monetary Systems, Number Systems, Proverbs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Transportation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Turkmenistan