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ERIC Number: ED402740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 190
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Gagana Samoa Mo Pisikoa. Peace Corps Samoan Language Handbook.
Kaslano, Auimatagi S., Comp.
This manual is designed for the language training of Peace Corps volunteers serving in Samoa, and focuses on daily communication skills needed in that context. It consists of 48 lessons, which include targeted competencies, phrase and vocabulary lists, cultural and usage notes, notes on grammar, and exercises. Lesson topics include: the Samoan language, including usage, alphabet, and pronunciation; greetings and introductions; light conversation; numbers; expressions of time; shopping; meeting personal needs; family; discussing work; meeting people of rank; having dinner with a host family; likes and dislikes; discussing plans; looking for someone; invitations; offering assistance; rude words; transportation; geography; weather; presenting a gift; expressing feelings; health; weddings and funerals; Samoan cricket; the calendar; and Samoan humor. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: SamoanEnglish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps (Western Samoa).