Tuesday, November 4, 2014

INFORMATION about Romani language teaching

The Romani language has been spoken, to greater and lesser degrees, within families and communities since departure from India 1000 years ago. Historically, folklorists and researchers in contact with Romani communities devised some of the earliest word lists, vocabularies, grammar descriptions and dictionaries, published in various languages for a variety of dialects. More comprehensive dictionaries compiled by Romani themselves have recently begun to emerge, for example through Magoria Books publisher in Canada.
The language is now taught in different settings throughout the world: university programs, primary and secondary school classes, cultural and community centers, workshops and summer camps. Pedagogical materials exist in Romaniion. They are increasing in number due to escalating interest in learning the language, a fundamental aspect in the expression of pride in Romani identity.

RESEARCH and RESULTS regarding ROMA Education by SEDRIN:
Read this to find out about a very recent (2011-2013) research on how to help prevent early school leaving by Roma children in Europe. Research done in Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain.

The Main aims of the European project SEDRIN are:
• To train Roma women in order to prepare Roma children of a pre-school age to go to school
• To develop informal preparatory centers inside the Roma camps

Initiative in Italy:

Educational institutions, schools and cultural organizations where the Romani language is taught:
* L`Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) -- Paris, France
* University of Texas at Austin -- Austin, United States
* Univerzita Karlova -- Prague, Czech Republic, possibly also at the universeities in Nitra, Bratislava and Kosice of Slovakia
* Pécsi Tudományegyetem -- Pecs, Hungary
* Private language schools in Hungary
* Universitatea din Bucureşti -- Bucharest, Romania
* Sveučilište u Zagrebu -- University of Zagreb, Croatia
* AMALA -- Valjevo, Serbia
* Primary and Secondary Schools
* Nová škola -- Prague, Czech Republic
* Gandhi Gimnázium -- Pecs, Hungary
* Numerous schools in Romania, eg. in Ineu de Criș BH, Hădăreni MS, Ormeniș BV, Cluj, Luduș MS, Coltău SJ, Măguri TM, Tamașda BH, Abrud AB, Văslui, Botoșani, Brăila, Buzău, Giurgiu, Adamuș MS, Iași, Neamț, Fântânele DV, Apalina MS, Glodeni MS, Bucharest, Ogra MS

Some references and publications used to teach Romani include:
Bakker, Peter, and Kyuchukov, Hristo (2003), Publications in Romani,
useful for Romani language education. Preliminary and Experimental Edition. October 2003. Available online.
Barthelemy, André (1982), Źanés Romanés? Manuel de Conversation Tsigane (Dialecte Kalderaš), Paris: A. Barthelemy.
Daróczi, József Choli (2002), Zhanes Romanes? Cigány Nyelvkönyv, Budapest.
Đurić, Rajko (2005), Gramatika e Rromane Čhibaki, Belgrade: Otkrovenje.
Gila-Kochanowski, Vania de (2002), Précis de la langue Romani littéraire, Paris: L`Harmattan.
Hancock, Ian (1995), A Handbook of Vlax Romani, Columbus: Slavica Publishers, Inc.
Kalinin, Valdemar (2011), Rakirasa Romanes/Let's Speak Romanes,London:  Hammersmith.
Lakatos, Szilvia (2005), Igei táblázatok a lovári nyelv tanulásához, Pécs: Pécsi Tudományegyetem.Lee, Ronald (2005), Learn Romani. Das-dúma Rromanes, Hertfordshire: University of Hertfordshire Press.
Matras, Yaron (2002), Romani. A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ministerului Educaţiei şi Cercetării din România and Gheorghe Sarău (2005), I Rromani Ćhib Thaj Literatùra, Manual pentru clasa 1-IV-a, Bucharest: Editura SIGMA.
Pobożniak, Tadeusz (1964?), Grammar of the Lovari Dialect, Prace Komisji Orientalistycznej (Polska Akademia Nauk. Komisja Orientalistyczna)  nr. 3., Krakow: Panstwowe Wydawn Naukowe.
Proctor, Edward (2008), Gypsy Dialects. A selected annotated bibliography of materials for the practical study of Romani, Hertfordshire: University of Hertfordshire Press.
Queraltó, Alexandre (200X), Curso de Romaní (dialecto de los Kalderaš)
Council of Europe Instruments for Teaching and Learning Romani (Kalderash, Usary), 2008.
http://qualirom.uni-graz.at/teaching.html - "QUALIROM developed teaching materials in various Romani varieties for primary, secondary and tertiary teaching at proficiency levels A1 to B2. Some of the materials  piloted in teaching activities during the lifetime of the project."
http://www.romaninet.com/course/english_course.html - On-line Romani course.

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