More Information on Foreign Service Institute Lao Courses
This FSI Everyday Lao course is designed to teach you the basic survival level of Lao you would need to live in Laos. The course is composed of 12 lessons that cover the following subjects:
Where Are You From?
Where Are You?
You Speak Lao Very Well
Telling Time and Traveling
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The FSI Reading Lao courses is made up of two different parts. This text is one part of the course. The other portion is a set of audio recordings. The text provides all of the visual material, and the audios provide all the audio portion of the course. Neither is complete without the other. However, the text and the audiod materials together comprise a fully self-instructional course in reading basic Lao written materials.
As has been said before, this is a fully programmed course. As such this course was designed with the following basic tenets in mind:
(1) Organization of material for presentati... Read Full Description
This is the first of two volumes designed to teach spoken Lao to English speakers. Some dialect of Lao is spoken and understood by approximately three million persons in Laos and about ten million in Thailand. The Lao presented in this book is the Vientiane dialect, which is used in all governmental communications. It is spoken in the central part of Laos by approximately 2,000,000 persons and is understood throughout the Kingdom of Laos and in Northeast Thailand.
The material in this text is in the form of a series of 85 'cycles' in the 'microwave' format originated by Dr. Earl W. Stevick of the FSI, and fir... Read Full Description
It will normally require from 250 to 300 hours in class to complete the FSI Lao Basic course. A student who has done well in this part of the course should be able to perform all of the following things: order a simple meal, ask for a room in a hotel, ask and give street directions, tell time, handle travel requirements and expressions of politeness plus some of the followings introduce people to each other, discuss his work, give autobiographical information, and discuss current events.
Notes To Students
1) Listen carefully and imitate as closely as you can what the instructor says. Be ... Read Full Description