ERIC Number: ED402764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Latvian Language Competencies for Peace Corps Volunteers in the Republic of Latvia.
Viksnins, Helen M.
This guide is designed for Latvian language training of Peace Corps workers in Latvia, is intended for use 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 Latvian language and a series of 13 topical instructional units. Each unit contains a page of information about an aspect of Albanian culture and between one and seven lessons, each targeting a specific language competency. Lessons include the targeted competency, a brief dialogue, vocabulary list(s), grammar and vocabulary notes, and in many cases, pronunciation notes. Unit topics include greetings and introductions, classroom communication, conversation with a host counterpart or family, money communications services, food, transportation, giving and getting directions, shopping, invitations and social behavior, discussing work, and health and medical services. Appended materials include dialogue translations in English, additional grammar notes, and a Latvian-English glossary. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Communication, Community Services, Competency Based Education, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Family (Sociological Unit), Food, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Health, Interpersonal Communication, Language Patterns, Latvian, 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: Latvia