This course consists of 140 fifty - minute instructional units designed for classroom instruction, 60 fifty-minute units of individual language laboratory practice including viewing and commenting upon 3 training films with foreign sound tracks, and 10 fifty minute units of formal testing. As the classroom supervisor or instructor available may or may not be a native linguist, the above units are supported by 210 reels of pre - recorded (master) recordings, designed to be used primarily as tape language courses with a minimum of supervision. All tapes are for use on dual channel type magnetic tape recorders and are of program quality suitable to be used in the duplication of additional tape sets.
This course is intended to be used as a refresher course for persons who have completed a standard, intensive style, instructional course in the Chinese - Cantonese language. In level of material, this course introduces for review and study, intermediate to advance corpus in the language. In lexicon and special expressions this course includes military terminology as utilize by the Army in the area where CHinese - Cantonese is spoken.
Each Instructional Unit contains oral and reading materials for listening and repeat practice, and informal check-up tests. Each language Laboratory Practice Unit contains aural comprehension material for lstening and repeat practice, and informal check - up tests. The following have been integrated into the Instructional Units and Language Laboratory Practice Units: Elements of language, language exercises, conversational practice, military terminology, interrogation practice, interpretation practice, translation exercises.
Each volume contains specific instructions and guidance to the student in connection with the desired study and mastery of the text. Portions of the written text do not appear recorded on the tapes, especially grammatical notes and explanations which are intended for study by the student and support current or subsequent oral material appearing on audios. Structural notes and explanations are presented in the form of descriptive statements based on current approved linguistic data for the Chinese - Cantonese language.
Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese is the dialect of Yue Chinese spoken in the vicinity of Canton (i.e. Guangzhou) in southern China. It is the traditional prestige dialect of Yue.
Cantonese is the prestige language of the Cantonese people. Inside mainland China, it is a lingua franca in Guangdong Province and some neighbouring areas, such as the eastern part of Guangxi Province. It is the majority language of Hong Kong and Macau. It is also traditionally the most spoken Chinese dialect among overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia (most notably in Vietnam, Malaysia and Christmas Island) and the Western world, especially Canada, Australia, Western Europe, and the United States.
Cantonese is spoken in: Hong Kong, Macau
Cantonese has no known alternate names.