Peace Corps - Lingala Language Lessons

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US Peace Corps Lingala  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
The teacher's manual for Peace Corps volunteer language training in Lingala is designed for introductory oral language instruction. It is intended to assist trainees in functioning in the language within at least 6 weeks, and to transmit cultural information about the host country through linguistic structures, texts, and discussion topics. It contains 20 lessons consisting of grammar exercises, expressions, stories, passages, appropriate vocabulary, and proverbs. Contents are entirely in French and Lingala.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1972-1991; Currently Inactive

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Currently Inactive

Lingala is a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo, as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic. It has over 10 million speakers. Standard Lingala (called lingala litt?raire or lingala classique in French) is mostly used in educational and news broadcastings on radio or television, in religious services in the Roman Catholic Church and is the language taught as a subject at all educational levels. Standard Lingala is historically associated with the work of the Catholic Church and missionaries. It has a seven-vowel system /a/ /e/ // /i/ /o/ // /u/ with an obligatory tense-lax vowel harmony. It also has a full range of morphological noun prefixes with mandatory grammatical agreement system with subjectverb, or nounmodifier for each of class. Standard Lingala is largely used in formal functions.

Lingala is spoken in: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Angola, Central African Republic

Lingala is also called: Ngala

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