Peace Corps - Bislama - Language Learning Strategies

We made using the Peace Corps - Bislama - Language Learning Strategies material easier to use and more effective. You can now read the ebook (in the pane on the left), listen to the audio (pane to the right) and practice your pronunciation (use on the Pronunciation Tool tab on right) all at the same time.

The Peace Corps - Bislama - Language Learning Strategies material can be used both as a self-guided course or with the assistance of a qualified Bislama tutor.

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US Peace Corps Bislama  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
The purpose of this handbook is to give you, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, some useful suggestions and ideas about how you can improve your language learning. You have a limited time to learn a new language which will be important to your effectiveness on the job as a Peace Corps Volunteer. You can best use your language learning time by using effective language learning strategies. A learning strategy is a technique you can use to improve your language skills. Read this handbook, consider which learning strategies might fit you the best, and then experiment with the strategies. This handbook is not meant to be read cover to cover. Instead, it should be referred to over time.

Vanuatu: 1990-present

Vanuatu: Education, Business, Health

Bislama is a creole language, one of the official languages of Vanuatu. It is the first language of many of the "Urban ni-Vanuatu" (those who live in Port Vila and Luganville), and the second language of much of the rest of the country's residents. "Yumi, Yumi, Yumi", the Vanuatu national anthem, is in Bislama. More than 95% of Bislama words are of English origin; the remainder combines a few dozen words from French, as well as some vocabulary inherited from various languages of Vanuatu, essentially limited to flora and fauna terminology. While the influence of these vernacular languages is low on the vocabulary side, it is very high in the morphosyntax. Bislama can be basically described as a language with an English vocabulary and an Oceanic grammar.

Bislama is spoken in: Vanuatu

Bislama has no known alternate names.

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