ERIC Number: ED401739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
[Language Manual II: Sesotho].
Peace Corps (Lesotho).
This instructional guide for Sesotho (spoken in several areas of Africa by about 6 million people) is designed for the training of Peace Corps volunteers in Africa. The first two chapters outline Sesotho phonology (phonetics, articulation, and speech sounds and patterns not present in English) and tone and length, grammatical structure (class and concord system), and sentence structure. Subsequent chapters are 21 thematic or topical instructional units consisting of brief dialogues with English translation, cultural and grammar notes, and exercises. Unit topics are daily living skills, daily activities, and common interpersonal interactions, including: greetings; introductions; location and directions; time; family; celebration; giving and receiving assistance; shopping; health; description; getting and giving information; explaining; conflict; expressing wishes and intentions; idioms; and proverbs. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Languages, Articulation (Speech), Bantu Languages, Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Education, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Interpersonal Communication, Language Patterns, Language Rhythm, Phonology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure, Sociocultural Patterns, Tone Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps (Lesotho).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Lesotho