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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
Peace Corps, 2012
This Sustainable Library Development Training Package supports Peace Corps' Focus In/Train Up strategy, which was implemented following the 2010 Comprehensive Agency Assessment. Sustainable Library Development is a technical training package in Peace Corps programming within the Education sector. The training package addresses the Volunteer…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Library Development, Library Services, Information Sources
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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
Saavedra, David R. M. – Educational Leadership, 2016
Landing in a totally new culture and learning to speak a new language is overwhelming--as the author found out when he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa. Now he tries to remember these lessons while teaching immigrant students in the Cambridge, Massachusetts. Empathizing with language learners in their struggle to learn English while coping…
Descriptors: Empathy, Secondary School Teachers, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction
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
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
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Jurmo, Paul – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article presents a case study of a five-year English-literacy project carried out in primary and middle schools in the Pacific island nation of Tonga from 2012 to 2017. It summarizes why and how the project was begun; the activities carried out by Peace Corps Volunteers and Tongan partners; its objectives; and the products, procedures, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English (Second Language)
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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
Ward, Ben, Ed. – Language Magazine: The Journal of Communication & Education, 2002
These 12 issues of the journal include articles on such topics as the following: classical languages; early literacy; ancient languages; study abroad; teacher training; dialects; computer uses in education; classroom techniques; illustrated dictionaries for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students; communication through poetry; bilingual…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Bilingual Education, Classical Languages, Classroom Techniques
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
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Long, Michael H. – Language Teaching, 2015
After completing a law degree at the University of Birmingham when I was 20 and not really knowing what I wanted to do, except that it was not law, I became an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher accidentally through signing up as a volunteer with the British United Nations Association (BUNA), roughly equivalent to the US Peace Corps.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 1998
The guide is one section of a resource kit designed to assist Peace Corps language instruction coordinators in countries around the world in understanding the principles underlying second language learning and teaching and in organizing instructional programs. This section outlines basic principles of second language learning and teaching. An…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Glossaries
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
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