Polish your Swahili speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills.
This course will advance your Swahili speaking capacity and continue to broaden your Swahili vocabulary and grammar knowledge. You will practice applying complex grammar in your daily conversations and incorporating common Swahili colloquial expressions and idioms in everyday speech. Throughout, you will engage with selected Swahili articles, newspapers, and online materials, listen to diverse national and global news and speeches, participate in class discussions and debates, and write essays, reports, and summaries of information. This course will help you build upon and master Swahili grammar rules, phrases and vocabulary learned in previous Swahili classes or studies. Alongside classroom activities, you will participate in a number of cultural excursions and immersion activities aimed at engaging your speaking skills in unpredictable and unstructured Swahili language environments.
- Strengthen your ability to communicate your thoughts effectively and spontaneously in group discussions and in both formal and informal settings.
- Engage effectively in conversation or correspondence in Swahili to provide and obtain information, and express feelings/emotions/opinions.
- Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures of the Swahili-speaking people.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Talking about infrastructure in Tanzania and compare with their countries.
- Talking about the health care system in Tanzania and compare with other countries.
- Talking about the social welfare system in Tanzania
- Talking about environmental conservation in Tanzania.
- Talking about climate change in Tanzania
- Talking about the political history of Tanzania.
- Excursion to Tengeru market.
- Talking about corruption challenges in Development
- Talking about the effects of globalization in developing countries.
- Talking about the reformation of the East African Community
- Talking about effects of globalization in developing countries
- Excursion to a local farmer/ local weaving factory.
- Cultural session, talking about core value differences among nationalities.
- Language immersion with native speakers.
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
Those who have significant Swahili language learning experience and have a wide vocabulary and have mastered common grammatical concepts.