More Information on US Peace Corps Sara Courses
The basic plan of this course in the Sara language is modeled after "An Experimental Course in Hausa" (Foreign Service Institute Course). The course consists of short cycles consisting of mimicry followed by conversation built on the same vocabulary and syntactic patterns. The format has been condensed and altered. The courses contains 95 lessons and would take approximately 50 hours to compete. The Sara is followed by English on the subsequent page rather than face to face. The cultural material in this courses is aimed predominiantly at the introduction of foreigners to the culture. The... Read Full Description
The following 40 texts represent a rough draft of an intermediate course in Sara, a language of the Chad Republic of Africa. The texts are to be used by the student on his own or in a small group after he has completed the beginning course of 300 hours.
Many of the texts are followed by a selected vocabulary. It is anticipated that further words and grammatical notes will be added in later revisions. The texts are not arranged either by length or by difficulty. The table of contents, which appears in Sara and English indicates the wide variety of cultural subjects treated, but in ... Read Full Description