FSI - Chinyanja Basic Course - Student Text

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Chinyanja Basics - Track 01 Unit 01-07

Chinyanja Basics - Track 02 Unit 08-13

Chinyanja Basics - Track 03 Unit 14-18

Chinyanja Basics - Track 04 Unit 19-23

Chinyanja Basics - Track 05 Unit 24-27

Chinyanja Basics - Track 06 Unit 28-32

Chinyanja Basics - Track 07 Unit 33-37

Chinyanja Basics - Track 08 Unit 38-40

Chinyanja Basics - Track 09 Unit 41-42

Chinyanja Basics - Track 10 Unit 43-44

Chinyanja Basics - Track 11 Unit 45-46

Chinyanja Basics - Track 12 Unit 47-48

Chinyanja Basics - Track 13 Unit 49-50

Chinyanja Basics - Track 14 Unit 51-52

Chinyanja Basics - Track 15 Unit 53

Chinyanja Basics - Track 16 Unit 54

Chinyanja Basics - Track 17 Unit 55

Chinyanja Basics - Track 18 Unit 56-57

Chinyanja Basics - Track 19 Unit 58-59

Chinyanja Basics - Track 20 Unit 60-61

Chinyanja Basics - Track 21 Unit 62-63

Foreign Service Institute Chinyanja  - Image Any student who begins this FSI Chinyanja course has three handicaps. He is aware of the first one, but he is probably not aware of the second and third.

1. The student knows no Nyanja. This course contains many useful sentences in the language, and covers the main points of grammar and pronunciation.

2. He probably do not expect to use much of his own initiative when he studies a language. In this course, the student is required to make many of his own observations, select part of the vocabulary to be used, and design some of the exercises.

3. Be is not accustomed to distinguishing between 'learning a language' (which is an academic game) and 'learning to use a language' (which is not necessarily academic and which can be much more fun). This course contains numerous directions for using Nyanja in real life outside of class. These directions are not merely suggestions; they are an essential part of the course

The course is divided into two main parts. The first consists of Units 1-40, and the second of Units 41-63. In the first part (Units 1-110), emphasis is on learning to use those words and sentences that the student is most likely to need repeatedly during his first few weeks in Malawi. The principal points of Nyanja grammar are introduced, but they are not treated systematically, and there are few drills.

In the second part (Units 111-63), the materials Fran Units 1-40 are reintroduced. This time, however, the units are longer, and more attention is given to mastery of the grammatical devices of the language.

Chewa, is the Malawian dialect very similar, though not the same as Nyanja, is a language of the Bantu language family. The noun class prefix chi- is used for languages, so the language is also known as Chichewa and Chinyanja (spelled Cinyanja in Zambia), and locally Nyasa in Mozambique.

Chinyanja is spoken in: Zambia

Chinyanja is also called: Nyanja, Chichea, Chewa

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