Peace Corps - Bengali Language Lessons

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Audios

Bengali- Lesson 1

Bengali- Lesson 11-12

Bengali- Lesson 13

Bengali- Lesson 14

Bengali- Lesson 15-16

Bengali- Lesson 2

Bengali- Lesson 3-4

Bengali- Lesson 5-6

Bengali- Lesson 7-8

Bengali- Lesson 9-10


US Peace Corps Bengali  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This 15 lessons Peace Corps Bangali course course starts with an introduction to the Bengali alphabet and teachers you the basics hold survival conversations in Bangladesh. The course covers the following topics:

Lesson 1: Vowels
Lesson 2: Consonants
Lesson 3: Some Useful Bangladeshi Phrases
Lesson 4: Phrases for Host Family Stay
Lesson 5: Competency: Common introduction
Lesson 6: Competency: Beginning Conversation
Lesson 7: Competency: Getting Around
Lesson 8: Competency: Taking A Rickshaw
Lesson 9: Competency: Inquiring About Communication Facility
Lesson 10: Competency: Availing Long Distance Call
Lesson 11: Procuring General Items
Lesson 12: Eating With Host Family
Lesson 13: Compliment on Food, Handling, Sanitation
Lesson 14: Talking About Family Members
Lesson 15: Few Common Questions Frequently Asked In Bangladeshi Family
Lesson 16: Inquiring Facilities in the Host Family
Lesson 17: Declining Medicines

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Bangladesh: 1998-2006

PROGRAM SECTORS
Bangladesh: Not Active

Bengali is an eastern Indo-Aryan language. It is native to the region of eastern South Asia known as Bengal, which comprises present day Bangladesh, the Indian state of West Bengal, and parts of the Indian states of Tripura and Assam. It is written using the Bengali script. With about 220 million native and about 250 million total speakers, Bengali is one of the most spoken languages (ranked sixth) in the world. The National song and the national anthem of India, and the national anthem of Bangladesh were composed in Bengali. Along with other Eastern Indo-Aryan languages, Bengali evolved circa 10001200 CE from eastern Middle Indo-Aryan dialects such as the Magadhi Prakrit and Pali, which developed from a dialect or group of dialects that were close, but not identical to, Vedic and Classical Sanskrit. Literary Bengali saw borrowings from Classical Sanskrit, preserving spelling while adapting pronunciation to that of Bengali, during the period of Middle Bengali and the Bengali Renaissance. The modern literary form of Bengali was developed during the 19th and early 20th centuries based on the dialect spoken in the Nadia region, a west-central Bengali dialect. Today, literary form and dialects of Bengali constitute the primary language spoken in Bangladesh and the second most commonly spoken language in India.

Bengali is spoken in: Bangladesh, India, Nepal

Bengali is also called: Bangala, Bangla, Bangla-Bhasa

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