Topics in which students and faculty have developed an interest as a result of work done in other classes or as a result of the need to investigate in greater depth Afro-American Studies issues. Topics vary.
Instructor: Berhane Mehary, Ph.D. (Urban Design / Planning), Tigrinya Language Instructor:Berhane Mehary, Ph.D. Cell: 206 832 9624 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Tigrinya Language Course, Time Schedule: 3:30 PM to 4:20 PM. Monday through Friday
The Advanced Tigrinya course will concentrate on the language's advanced conversational, reading and written skills: composition, dictation, critical thinking responses and the like. In addition; grammatical sentence structure, word order, advanced readings from: News papers and Tigrinya oriented web sites such as VOA, Asmarino, Meskerem, Awate. Asenae and so on
This is an advanced level course of Tigrinya language AFRAM 498 A. It is designed to build on the intermediate level that emphasized on incremental words / vocabularies and elementary grammar:(nouns, pronouns, verbs etc.), short passage readings, simple dictation and theme writing skills. In addition, the advanced level course provides clear explanations and all the tools students will need to learn and practice the course. The manuscript is a valuable upper level guide that introduces authentic Tigrinya literary passages and provides a variety of opportunities to review vocabularies in context and analyze sentence structure in terms of word order (from English to Tigrinya). In its last chapter (chapter 3) the manuscript created in Dialogues at different periods of the day and places in the form of greetings between two to three people to engage in drama style conversation: common places; in a Bar and or Cafes, Bus-stop etc.. Other topics include: personal identification, family, house / home, geographical surroundings, weather, travel / transport, holidays, accommodation, food /drink, shopping / services, health, free time and education to be used in what the instructor called a "Survival Kit". Additional materials for reading and writing will be assigned from Tigrinya News papers, radio, Internet web sites, like the Voice of America (VOA) including the Instructor's hand outs. Students are encouraged to ask the instructor any related questions to the above course description.
* All the above requirements are provided explicitly in the Tigrinya Syllabus, Fall 2009.
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