THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE THAT AIM AT INTRODUCING SWAHILI LANGUAGE AND ITS CULTURE TO PARTICIPANTS.
This course will develop your ability to perform a number of very basic and common communicative tasks in Swahili, with a focus on greetings, introductions, and simple descriptions of everyday experiences. Through activities such as role-plays, scenarios and interactive language games, you will learn basic vocabulary related to everyday situations and scenarios and explore topics aimed at introducing you to Tanzanian social and cultural norms. Alongside classroom activities, you will participate in cultural excursions and immersion activities aimed at exposing you to authentic Swahili speaking environments.
- Communicative approach (Competence-based approach)
- Immersion approach
- Task-based approach
- Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling or (TPRS) approach
- Grammar approach & the audio-lingual approach
- Proprioceptive approach
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Greetings, self-introduction, ordering food & drinks, bargaining & buying at a shop/market, introducing family members, talking about the present, past and future activities, Swahili time telling, talking about others, talking about health problems, giving and receiving directions/instructions, describing a place.
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
Development workers, missionaries, doctors, expatriates, researchers, tourists, students and anyone who requires to learn the Swahili language at the beginners level.