Peace Corps - Nyanja Zambia Special Lessons

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US Peace Corps Chewa  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This guide is designed for language teachers training Peace Corps volunteers in Nyanja for service in Zambia, and focuses on daily communication skills in that context. It consists of a language "survival kit" of useful phrases and vocabulary, conjugation of the verb "to be," the Zambia national anthem, extensive notes on verb tenses and interrogatives, and trainer and trainee materials for nine lessons at beginner and intermediate levels. Each lesson targets a specific competency. Trainer and trainee lesson outlines include a text or dialogue, vocabulary list, grammar and usage notes, and exercises to reinforce learning; the trainer version suggests some procedures. Targeted competencies include: conducting a meeting in a rural setting; explaining the purpose of latrines; locating a well; explaining maintenance of a well; explaining to mothers how to prepare ORS; discussing waterborne diseases and their causes; giving advice on waterborne-disease treatment and prevention; identifying steps in pit latrine construction; and explaining good sustainable health practices, especially to women.

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Zambia: 1994-present
Mozambique: 1998-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Zambia: Education, Business, Health
Mozambique: Education, Health

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.

Chewa is spoken in: Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Chewa is also called: Chinyanja, Nyanja, Chichea

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