More Information on US Peace Corps Guarani Courses
This is the first in a two part basic course in Guarani the indigenous language of Paraguay and parts of Bolivia. The volume consists of an introduction to the.Guarani language , some general principles' for adult language-learning and ten instructional units.
Because the goal of the course is to encourage and lead the learner to communicate in Guarani language in and outside the class, the units are structures in such a way to maximize the role of the student in learning. The units of this volume are self-instructional, "preparation stages" of the lessons which are oral and wr... Read Full Description
This workbook is designed for the Guarani language training of Peace Corps volunteers in Paraguay, and the content focuses on daily communication needs in that context. The workbook contains nine thematic instructional units based on performance objectives. A brief introduction gives an overview of Guarani's origins, distribution, and phonology. The instructional units specify objectives and contain vocabulary and phrase lists, notes on grammar and usage, and exercises to reinforce learning. Unit topics include: greetings, introductions, and personal identification; Family; describing daily wor... Read Full Description
This volume of the basic Guarani (the indigenous language of Paraguay) contains the core stage, or classroom instructional stage, of the ten units presented in volume 1. The units contain explanations, exercises, dialogues, various types of pattern drills,suggestions for games and communication activities, and various types of vocabulary lists and exercises.
Most of the exercises are in Guarani and English, with the exception of the last section of the book which is in Guarani and Spanish. This last section consists of short dialogues on situations and activities one would encoun... Read Full Description