TĂNG CHÚNG ĐÀM THOẠI
Begiiner andIintermediate levels
Shenphen Zangpo & Francis Huang
Trần Phương Lan dịch và chú giải
After beginning teaching conversational English at Buddhist Institutes in Taiwan, it became apparent that there was a lack of suitable teaching material. I thought to design a textbook series specifically aimed at introducing basic Buddhist terminology along with conversational English that could be used to teach the Sangha, but resolve to actually put it to print didn’t come until visiting India in 1995.
There I met other teachers who, like myself, were using conventional textbooks and a lot of improvisation. They encouraged me to begin the project. This book is the result of their encouragement.
The West desperately needs competent Dharma teachers who can speak English. I hope that in a small way this text may help fulfill this need.
THEME OF THE TEXT
The text is based on a group of Buddhist monks and nuns attending an international Buddhist institute. Through a conversational story line, grammar, conversational expressions, and Buddhist terminology are introduced.
LAYOUT OF THE TEXT
The text is divided into two parts – part one for beginning level students and part two for intermediate level students. Each part contains twelve units and each unit consists of the following sections:
2. Points of Practice
3. Complete the blank.
4. Choose the correct answer.
5. Construct a dialogue.
6. Comprehension / discussion exercise.
In Unit One, a teaching plan is given as an example of how to use the text. Ideally, a cassette should be used for the dialogue. If you are in a position to make one (six male and three female native speakers would be required), I suggest that you do so.
THE TEXT AND THE SUDENTT
Basically this text book is aimed at the “false starter” – i.e. a student who has received some formal instruction in English but needs to have what he has learn put into a conversational context. For total beginner, the stories that conclude each chapter may prove too challenging and can be omitted. For these students, basic grammar will also have to be taught along with the dialogues. Finally, those students who can already speak quite well, but lack knowledge of Buddhist related vocabulary, can concentrate on the stories; the dialogues can be either totally omitted or just taught when there is deemed a need.
CLASS MATERIAL AND TEACHING ADVICE
When practicing dialogues, flash cards may prove to be an invaluable device that can save students from losing the thread of the conversation when replying. Blank business cards make excellent flash cards. Examples of where flash cards would be useful are.
Dialogue Excuse me, is this seat free?
Dialogue What’s your name?
Dialogue How do you like Taiwan?
Dialogue What time does our first class begin?
Dialogue “What does your brother do?”
Dialogue I’d like to do a one-day retreat too.
Dialogue Do you always attend a one-day on Sundays?
Dialogue “Can we leave the hall during the break?”
Dialogue I’d like to invite you both for a meal.
Dialogue Do you have any children?
Dialogue Why don’t you get some herbal medicine?
Dialogue What’s Swansea like?
Verb Forms (Present and Past tense)
Dialogue How was your weekend?
Dialogue What time is you planning to leave for the hike?
Dialogue How long does it take to get to the monastery?
Dialogue May I speak to Rabgay Lama please?
Dialogue I am a Zen priest. In Japan there are two main sects --- Soto and
Dialogue We believe that if you sincerely recite the name “Amita Buddha”,
then you’ll be reborn in the Pure Land.
Dialogue Theravada Buddhism is practiced in Southern Asia.
Dialogue We also emphasize cultivating Bodhicitta.
Dialogue What would you like to do in Taipei?
Dialogue There are many devoted Buddhists here,
and the Sangha is very respected.
Dialogue How do I get there? I don’t remember.
Dialogue I have a flight to Tokyo at half past four.
Verb Forms (Present, Past and Present perfect tense)
Ngôn Từ Hành Giả Pali – Việt (Quyển 1/2)
Ngữ Pháp tiếng Pali
Văn phạm Pali
Giáo trình Pali (trọn bộ)
SANGHA TALK Tăng chúng đàm thoại II
Lược sử ngôn ngữ học Tập I
Buddhism Through English Reading
Phạn ngữ hàm thụ
Thông dụng thành ngữ cố sự
Phật Học danh số
Phật học trung đẳng - tập 2
Phật học trung đẳng - tập 1