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ERIC Number: ED370369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Czech for Americans. A Beginning Level Competency-Based Course.
Campora, Olga Kovarova
The course in beginning-level Czech is designed for adult students and businesspersons needing to learn use of the language in everyday circumstances. It emphasizes speaking and listening skills and contextualized language, focusing on meaning over form. The materials consist of 44 instructional units on nine topics: first social contact; social language; food; housing; transportation; shopping; telephone and postal services; health; and entertainment. The course introduces basic phrases, vocabulary, and structures. Each unit consists of: a statement of the main communicative competencies targeted; situation dialogues; introduction of a new phrase and relevant grammar; a summary of phrases; exercises; and cross-cultural notes. A final, reference chapter contains vocabulary lists for daily and emergency needs and situations. Answer keys and basic grammatical rules are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Competency Based Education, Conversational Language Courses, Czech, Daily Living Skills, Food, Grammar, Health Services, Housing, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Leisure Time, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Telephone Usage Instruction, Transportation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
FLET, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.