Peace Corps - Telugu Language Lessons

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US Peace Corps Telugu  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
The Telugu course consists of four different types of language learning activities. The first, most predominant is the unit of microwave cycle. These cycles are adapted from cycles designed by Dr. Earl Stevick of the Foreign Service Institute. They divide the learning process into two basic phases. The first of these phases involved mimicry, memorization, and manipulation and so is designated 'M'. The 'M' component of the phase consists of statements related in content and structure to the statements of 'M'. The second phase involves the conversational application of M1 and M2 and so is designated C.

The 'second type of-learning activity consists of various kinds of drill exercises. Substitution drills require the student to substitute similar structural items in one sentence patterns. Repetition drills enable the student to repeat similarly the structure of similar sentences. Conversation drills involve changing utilize previously learned sentence pattern to build up conversation. All these drills are used to supplement material in the unit microwaves.

The third type of learning activity is anaysis of language. Simplified explanations are included in sections of grammar notes to explain structural items of previous lessons. these grammar notes are intended for students' idividual use. the more difficult, strctures should be explained by the language coordinator or linguist in a separate class hour.

The fourth type of learning activity involves confrontation of a more complex linguistic reality. The task - oriented situation, model village and slide exercises, and role plays of the supplements force the student to gradually accustom himself to combinations of sounds and phrases all of which may not be familiar to him. They are intended as a bridge between the tightly controlled classroom to learning experience and the complete free communication of the field.

India: 1963-1971; Currently Inactive

India: Currently Inactive

Telugu is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh where it is an official language. It is also spoken by significant minorities in the states of Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and in Yanam, in the union territory of Puducherry. One of the four classical languages of India, Telugu ranks third by the number of native speakers in India (74 million), thirteenth in the Ethnologue list of most-spoken languages worldwide, and the most spoken Dravidian language.

It is one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. Telugu borrowed several features of Sanskrit that have subsequently been lost in Sanskrit's daughter languages such as Hindi and Bengali, especially in the pronunciation of some vowels and consonants.

Telugu is spoken in: India

Telugu is also called: Andhra, Gentoo, Tailangi, Telangire, Telegu, Telgi, Tengu, Terangi, Tolangan

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