More Information on US Peace Corps Kyrgyz Courses
The language manual for Kyrgyz was designed for the specific language instruction needs of Peace Corps personnel in Kyrgyzstan. It begins with a brief introduction to the Kyrgyz language, stressing the points at which the Kyrgyz system differs from English, and outlining the Kyrgyz sound system.
It then presents 15 topical lessons, each containing sample dialogues from everyday life, relevant vocabulary, phonetic drills, exercises for practicing common phrases, expressions, and structures, grammar rules, exercises for practicing dialogues, self-directed exercises in everyday conversation and grammar, dialogue... Read Full Description
This course is based on such communicative functions as "informal and formal greetings", "telling about oneself", "expressing understanding", "expressing likes/dislikes", "expressing one's opinion", "asking for permission", and "stating whether something is right or wrong."
The lessons include the following:
Lesson 1: Informal Greeting
Lesson 2: Formal Greeting
Lesson 3: Telling about Oneself
Lesson 4: Expressing Understanding/Misunderstanding
Lesson 5. Expressing Likes and Dislikes
Lesson 6. Stating Whether Something is Right or Wrong. <... Read Full Description
This textbook is designed for use by Peace Corps volunteers learning Kirghiz in preparation for serving in Kirghistan. It takes a competency-based approach to language learning, focusing on specific tasks the learner will need to accomplish through language. Some competencies are related to work tasks and others to survival needs or social transactions. An introductory section gives basic information about Kirghiz phonology, alphabet, and grammar.
The instructional materials consist of lessons on 12 topics:
-conversation with a host counterp... Read Full Description