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Lee, Chee Hye – Education and Society, 2017
The language policies and practices embodied in the Peace Corps/Korea program (1966-1981) are the reflection and the implementation of language ideologies that interplay with the socio-historical, political, and economic contexts of Korea during the 1960s and 1970s. Concerned with a nation's modernization, Korea placed an emphasis on educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Federal Programs
Anderson, Neil J. – 1993
This manual provides instructors in Peace Corps language training programs with information about two kinds of classroom testing: formative, ongoing testing and summative testing that occurs at the end of an instructional period. The first of the manual's four chapters on the purposes of language testing, discusses language testing within a…
Descriptors: Feedback, Language Skills, Language Tests, Second Language Instruction
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Calvert, Laura D. – The Modern Language Journal, 1963
Peace Corps language training in Spanish at the University of New Mexico is described. Such training features as class size, instructional levels, instructional method, drill, grammar presentation, classroom and laboratory work, review, testing, supplementary materials, use of native informants, teacher characteristics, and practice at mealtime…
Descriptors: Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction
Clark, Raymond C. – 1980
This handbook is a general introduction to the handbooks, methods, and materials used in Peace Corps language training classes. The first part of the handbook introduces the reader to the nature of language teaching and gives a general introduction to the handbooks. It also provides a more detailed description of the handbooks on (1) communication…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Education
Rassias, John A. – 1970
The expanded foreign study and foreign language programs offered at Dartmouth are examined with emphasis on the influence of Peace Corps language programs during the last half-dozen years on American college campuses. The impact of the programs at Dartmouth since 1964 is discussed in terms of: (1) a brief history of language instruction at…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Colleges, Intensive Language Courses, Language Experience Approach
Ashrif, Muhammad I. – 1965
This English-Mandinka dictionary is part of the Peace Corps language training instructional materials series. Many of the entries include sample sentences illustrating the use of a given item. (CLK)
Descriptors: African Languages, Dictionaries, English, Instructional Materials
Corum, Claudia W., Comp. – 1980
Instructional materials for siSwati are designed for Peace Corps volunteer language and cultural training. The materials are in five parts. Part 1 contains bilingual readings containing factual information on Swaziland, including history, geography, industry, and its neighboring countries. This section is bilingual, with one page in siSwati and…
Descriptors: African Culture, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 1993
This competency-based curriculum in foreign language learning for Peace Corps volunteers is designed for beginning learners and stresses listening and speaking skills. The curriculum contains the following components: an initial Scope and Sequence chart; three sections on activities (General, Grammar, and Listening), 14 topic area units (the core…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Cultural Literacy
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Schumann, John – TESOL Quarterly, 1972
Paper supported in part by a Peace Corps contract to the Language Research Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (VM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Second Language Learning
Strobykina, Irina; Fomenko, Nataliya – 1996
This Peace Corps volunteer language training manual is based on the experience of two pre-service trainings and was guided by the Peace Corps language training curriculum. The learning approach is competency-based or topic-oriented to provide survival competencies. Three main sections review phonetics, topics for discussion, and practical grammar…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Competency Based Education, Daily Living Skills, Foreign Countries
Kulakow, Allan – 1967
This document reports on the foreign language training offered in the Peace Corps. Following a brief introductory statement, a list of languages taught by the Peace Corps in the years 1961-67 is provided, as well as a brief description of Peace Corps language training methods. Guidelines for language coordinators are outlined, and the approach to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
Kulakow, Allan M. – 1968
Features of Peace Corps language training programs are described with special emphasis on new approaches. The structure of a typical, minimal 300-hour program (4-6 hours per day) is contrasted with a new and very intensive program of instruction 8 hours a day. The increased need for two-language programs is explained. All programs require…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Conversational Language Courses, Course Content, Federal Programs
Hanchey, Stephen; Francis, Timothy P. – 1979
A set of instructional materials for Mauritanian Arabic is designed for Peace Corps volunteer language instruction and geared to the daily language needs of volunteers. It consists of introductory sections on language learning in general, the languages of Mauritania, pronunciation of the Hassaniya dialect, and the textbook itself, and 30 lessons…
Descriptors: Arabic, Behavioral Objectives, Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Education
Behrs, Jan; And Others – 1980
This manual is designed to accompany the Peace Corps student's texts in the Chichewa language. It contains three parts: (1) a discussion of basic concepts in language teaching and learning, including theoretical background, major language teaching methods, language acquisition, and sociolinguistics; (2) an outline of the materials and methods that…
Descriptors: African Languages, Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Drills (Practice)
Clark, Raymond C.; Hopkins, David B. – 1979
This teaching guide is designed to accompany the three Peace Corps students' books in Setswana, the language of Botswana. Its goal is to help the native speaker understand the American volunteers' viewpoints and to provide detailed information on methods and techniques for teaching the Setswana language and culture. The guide has three parts: (1)…
Descriptors: African Languages, Bantu Languages, Cross Cultural Training, Lesson Plans
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