ERIC Number: ED402740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Interpersonal Communication, Introductory Courses, Language Usage, Language Variation, Phonology, Samoan, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps (Western Samoa).