ERIC Number: ED402757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Kazakh Language Course for Peace Corps Volunteers in Kazakhstan.
Peace Corps, Almaty (Kazakhstan).
This guide is designed for Kazakh language training of Peace Corps workers in Kazakhstan, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of an introductory chapter and a series of 10 theme-based competency-based language lessons. The introduction contains background information on the language, its alphabet, the Kazakh people, Kazakh phonology and morphology, some basic differences between Kazakh and English, and notes on terms of address. Each lesson lists the targeted language competencies, targeted grammatical structures, brief dialogues, vocabulary list, cultural notes, and a number of exercises in sentence completion, pattern drill, and translation. Lesson Topics include: greetings and introductions; family; food; shopping; clothing; invitations and social functions; getting and giving directions; using postal services; weather; and discussing work. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Alphabets, Competency Based Education, Contrastive Linguistics, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Food, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Health Services, Interpersonal Communication, Language Patterns, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Telephone Usage Instruction, Transportation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Weather
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Almaty (Kazakhstan).
Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan