This is part three of the intermediate Swahili course, whose aim is to continue to strengthen language skills acquired in basic levels and parts one and two of Intermediate Swahili classes. At the end of the spring quarter students are expected to continue to demonstrate additional mastery of the language at an intermediate level with a proficiency testing level of Intermediate Low/Mid. Emphasis will continue to be placed on optimizing communicative skills in Swahili through further listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises in this class.
A first-year course examines all major syntactic constructions, require mastery of a minimum of 1300 lexical items or concepts (vocabulary), and require the mastery of the sound and writing systems in Swahili. A second-year course is designed to continue to review and refine all first-year material and build vocabulary to at least 3000 concepts. Therefore, only in special circumstances will credit be given for one semester's work of Basic Swahili and parts one and two of second year Swahili.
This is part two of the intermediate Swahili course, whose aim is to continue to strengthen language skills acquired in both elementary Swahili and part one of the Intermediate Swahili classes. At the end of the winter semester students are expected to continue to demonstrate additional mastery of the language at an intermediate level with a proficiency testing level of Intermediate Low/Mid.
Language learning skills will continue to be indirectly introduced to the students through dialogue, drill exercises, computer assisted exercises, and reading in the language. Emphasis will continue to be placed on optimizing communicative skills in Swahili through further listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises in this class.
- This is an intermediate course whose aim is to strengthen language skills acquired in Year 1 (elementary Swahili classes). At the end of the semester students are expected to show mastery of the language at an intermediate level with a proficiency testing level of Intermediate Low/Mid. Communicative skills in Swahili through listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be emphasized.
- This spring, 2010 course is a continuation of where you left off in the winter, 2010 where you covered the different aspects of the Swahili Noun class system. With the understanding that you are at least conversant with the various types of noun classes in Swahili, it will now become easier from this point onwards to continue to understand the logic inherent in the consistent Swahili agreement pattern when it comes to composing grammatically correct sentences. This class will also help broaden your vocabulary and further enhance your listening and speaking skills along with proficiency in the language. So expect increased opportunities for dialogues as you continue to pay special attention to reading and accompanying comprehension activities in this class. The class will ensure that many dialogues are tailored to address pertinent grammatical needs. There will also be other dialogues designed to advance your levels of confidence in oral communication. Continue to pay attention to the way sample dialogues are structured in the class text, handouts and in verbal interactions in class in order to gain the skill to help structure and model your own dialogues from such examples.
- Swahili 102 is part two of a one-year course for level 1 learners in spoken and written Swahili, at the University of Washington's African Studies Program/American Ethnic Studies Program. In attaining level 1: A1 proficiency means learners can understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic; they can understand basic notices, instructions or information and can complete basic forms, and write notes including times and dates and places.
At Level 1: A2 proficiency, learners CAN express simple opinions or requirements in familar context; CAN understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters; CAN complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.
This is first-year Kiswahili (Swahili language) course for beginners. It is designed to introduce you to Kiswahili and allow you to explore and understand not only the language, but also the diverse cultures and customs of the peoples of East Africa. The course is intended to provide a basic foundation in speaking, reading and writing. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the basic structure of Kiswahili and its operation.
This is the INTENSIVE First Year Swahili Language (or Kiswahili) course offered every summer at the University of Washington, Seattle. It is designed to introduce you to Kiswahili and to allow you to explore and also understand not only the language but also the diverse cultures and customs of the people of East Africa and Africa in general. This course provides an introduction to the Swahili language and cultures and helps equip the students with the basic foundation of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the language.Swahili is a language spoken in East and Central Africa. It is widely spoken in Tanzania and Kenya. It is also spoken in Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and some parts of Somalia, Comoros Islands, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Ethiopia. There are more than 50 million first-language speakers of the language in these areas.Many others speak Kiswahili as their second language as well. In total it has 150 million speakers in East and Central Africa. Swahili or Kiswahili is the most widespread indigenous language in Africa in the 21st century. Currently it is either the official or national language of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Swahili is a medium of instruction in Tanzania in primary education and beyond. The aim of the course is therefore to provide a thorough introduction to contemporary and standard Swahili.