ERIC Number: ED402743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Corps/Zambia PST 1995 Special Lessons. Nyanja.
Peace Corps (Zambia).
This guide is designed for language teachers training Peace Corps volunteers in Nyanja for service in Zambia, and focuses on daily communication skills in that context. It consists of a language "survival kit" of useful phrases and vocabulary, conjugation of the verb "to be," the Zambia national anthem, extensive notes on verb tenses and interrogatives, and trainer and trainee materials for nine lessons at beginner and intermediate levels. Each lesson targets a specific competency. Trainer and trainee lesson outlines include a text or dialogue, vocabulary list, grammar and usage notes, and exercises to reinforce learning; the trainer version suggests some procedures. Targeted competencies include: conducting a meeting in a rural setting; explaining the purpose of latrines; locating a well; explaining maintenance of a well; explaining to mothers how to prepare ORS; discussing waterborne diseases and their causes; giving advice on waterborne-disease treatment and prevention; identifying steps in pit latrine construction; and explaining good sustainable health practices, especially to women. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Languages, Chinyanja, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Disease Control, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Interpersonal Communication, Introductory Courses, Language Usage, Meetings, Rural Areas, Sanitation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Tenses (Grammar), Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps (Zambia).
Identifiers - Location: Zambia