INTRODUCTION TO AMHARIC AND ETHIOPIAN CULTURE
|Academic year||2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||INTRODUCTION TO AMHARIC AND ETHIOPIAN CULTURE|
|Course code||LT0A10 (AF:333452 AR:177676)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||L-OR/07|
Its formative objectives are within the area of linguistic as well as cultural and humanistic skills learning.
The course will contribute to the whole understanding of culture and language in general and the cultural and linguistic diversity of Ethiopia in particular through acquisition of the basics of speaking, reading, writing and listening skills of the Amharic and exposing to culture of Ethiopia.
- to know and understand basic elements of Amharic writing, reading and speaking
- to know and understand basic issues of culture, history and religion of Ethiopia
Applying knowledge and understanding
- to be able to write Amharic using Ethiopic writing system
- to be able to identify and understand broader cultural issues in Ethiopia
- to know how to communicate using Amharic in different contexts
- to be able to autonomously lay ground for further Ethiopian studies
Lifelong learning skills
- to strengthen people to people relations
Writing Amharic Alphabets (Vowels, Consonants, Syllables)
Reading simple words
Reading and responding of paragraphs
Reading and responding stories
Identifying contextual meaning of words and phrases
Reading about numbers, dates, weeks, months, etc
Writing words (Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Prepositions, Adverbs)
Constructing phrases, sentences (Declaratives, Interrogatives, Imperatives)
Using punctuations in writing
The Basics of Amharic
Greetings and leave taking
Introducing oneself and others
Basic Verbs (form, tense, conjugation)
Expressing like and dislike
Parts of the Body
Food and restaurants
Shopping: Haggling and buying
-Bender M. L. (1976a): The Non-Semetic Languages of Ethiopia. African Studies Centre, Michigan State University: USA.
-Bender M. L. (1997): The Nilo-Saharan languages: A comparative essay (2ed). Munchen: Lincom Europ.
-Dawkins, C.H. (1960): The Fundamentals of Amharic. Sudan Interior Mission. Addis Ababa.
-Debebow Zeleke, Mulugeta Andualem (1964): Amharic Basic Course. Foreign Service Institute.
-Defense Language Institute. (2016): Amharic Cultural Orientation.
-Lesau, Wolf: Amharic Context Dictionary.
-Peace Corps Ethiopia. (2015): Amharic Language training Manual.
-Tesfaye Baye Assefa. (2009): Amharic for Visitors. Mega Publishing and Distribution. Addis Ababa.
-Wimsatt, A. and Wynn, R. (2011): Amharic Language and Culture Manual: National Language of Ethiopia. Texas State University class of 2011.
Continous quiz and test
Teachers' oral feedback
mid and Final exams
- dialogue; presentation; demonstration; reflection; question and answer; visit and observation; discussion (pair, group); debate; game; drama; conversation; individual, pair and group work
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development