Peace Corps - Cebuano Language Lessons

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US Peace Corps Cebuano  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
In this Peace Corps Cebuano course you will confront a plethora of dialogs around which the lessons are built. Try to notice the failures and sue,- ceases of the dialogs you will be exposed-to, so that when .you are on your own learning Cebuano you will be able to construct good. dialogs with an informant and then learn them with his helps

The following technique should be used in this course:

1. The teacher should present the dialog in a clear and interesting way. He should act it out or present it with visual aids, so that as you listen and watch you know who says what, to whom, about what, and when.
2. After you have watched and listened to the dialog several times, say each line after the tacher first in groups, then individually. It doesn't matter if your understanding and pronunciation aren't perfect.
3. After you have repeated the whole dialog after your teaqher several times, have him take one part and you take the other first in groups, then individually.
4. Then switch roles.

You should pretty well memorize the dialog so that the patterns and intonations become a habit for you. act it out with as much true - to life reality as possible; or batter, exaggerates so that meaning is associated with the words and sentences Once you have memorized'a good dialog' you will all of a sudden discover. that you are fluent in certain situations, and can tool people into talking more Cebuano to you than-you undertstand. That is when you begin to learn; If you keep your ears and brain and heart open the language and the culture will begin to make good sense.

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Philippines: 1961-1990; 1992-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Philippines: Education, Youth Development, Coastal Resource Management.

Cebuano, referred to by most of its speakers as Binisaya (or Visayan in English), is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20 million people, mostly in the Central Visayas, most of whom belong to the Bisaya ethnic group. It is the most widely spoken of the languages within the so-named Bisayan subgroup and is closely related to other Filipino languages. It has the largest native language-speaking population of the Philippines despite not being taught formally in schools and universities. It is the lingua franca of the Central Visayas and parts of Mindanao. The name Cebuano is derived from the island of Cebu where the prestige language is spoken. Most people confuse the terms Binisaya with Bisaya. The term Bisaya refers to the people who live in the Visayas Region. Binisaya or Cebuano refers to the language.?

Cebuano is spoken in: Philippines

Cebuano is also called: Binisaya, Bisayan, Sebuano, Sugbuanon, Sugbuhanon, Visayan

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