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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2008

TEL 604 • Accelerated First-Year Telugu

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32405 MWF
TTh
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
RLM 7.112
WEL 3.266
MOHAMMAD

Course Description

Tel 604 has two-semester sequence with 6 credits and 6 hours meetings every week. The course emphasizes all aspects of basic Telugu language performance : speaking, reading, writing and listening. All four aspects will be given equal consideration. Using essentially a communicative - interactive teaching methodology, supplemented with appropriate grammatical details, the students are systematically and incrementally introduced to materials that enable them to acquire linguistic and cultural literacy about Andhra. Students graduating from this program are expected to have complete mastery over the Telugu script, so they can read and write Telugu efficiently. They are expected to be able to carry on basic conversation in Telugu with native speakrs, displaying fair command of the contextually appropriate linguistic articulations of different speech acts in Telugu. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to : 1. Read Telugu script 2. Write in Telugu script using every day language 3. Express themselves, their likes and dislikes/emotions and Feelings etc., 4. Describe persons, places and objects etc. 5. Gain word power to read very short-stories and news items in Telugu newspapers.

Grading Policy

Class Attendance & Participation: 30% Daily Assignments: 30% Exams: 40%

Texts

Elementary Telugu course packet There may be some more additional Xeroxed materials for class-work, reading, listening- comprehension, dictation, and pictorial learning in the class.

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