Let's Speak Hawaiian; E Kama'ilio Hawai'i Kakou, revised edition: A Comprehensive Hawaiian Language Text for Classroom Study
- About the Book
Let's Speak Hawaiian is a comprehensive Hawaiian language course intended for use at the secondary school and college levels. In this second edition the text continues to answer the need for new methods and materials in language instruction and presents extensive research on the Hawaiian language. It is composed almost entirely of material that has been tested in classroom situations; it employs the aural-oral method and emphasizes the development of conversational skills through dialogues and drills.
Hawaiian and English texts are on separate pages to aid in rendering the student's first language inoperative. These methods, together with memorization and drill, will help the student more readily to achieve fluency in Hawaiian, unhampered by English.
The text includes directed responses, questions and answers, short narratives, pattern practice, conversations, and material for practice in tenses, sentence expansion, and comparative forms. This new edition also offers more comprehensive illustrations and explanations of word usage and syntax, based on the most recent and most authoritative Hawaiian language definitions.Inquiries concerning tapes to accompany this text should be addressed to: Audio Forum, 96 Broad Street, S. LA-4C, Guilford, Connecticut 06437.
- Dorothy M. Kahananui was associate professor emeritus of music at the University of Hawaii, and taught the Hawaiian language at the Kamehameha Schools and privately.
- Alberta Pualani Anthony is assistant professor of Hawaiian, Indo-Pacific Language Department, at the University of Hawaii.