ERIC Number: ED402763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Albanian Language Competencies for Peace Corps Volunteers in Albania.
Haznedari, Ismail; Repishti, Sami
This guide is designed for Albanian language training of Peace Corps workers in Albania, is intended to be used in a competency-based language training program, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of an introductory section on the history, alphabet, and phonology of the Albanian language and a series of 14 topical instructional units. Each unit contains a page or more of information about an aspect of Albanian culture and between four and nine lessons, each targeting a specific language competency. Lessons include the targeted competency, a brief dialogue, vocabulary list(s), grammar and vocabulary notes, and pronunciation notes. Unit topics include classroom communication, a conversation with a host counterpart or family, expressing time and date, food, housing, communications services, transportation, giving and getting directions, shopping, invitations and social behavior, using community services, discussing work, health and medical services, and international relations. Appended materials include a list of competencies, dialogue translations in English, additional notes on grammar, vocabulary for expressing date and season, and an Albanian-English glossary. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Albanian, Classroom Communication, Community Services, Competency Based Education, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Family (Sociological Unit), Food, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Health, Housing, Interpersonal Communication, Language Patterns, Monetary Systems, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Behavior, Telecommunications, Transportation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Albania