Swahili language Courses

Communicating in a foreign language is a challenge for people engaged in development work in East Africa. During the last 50 years, MS TCDC has developed extensive expertise in enabling expatriates to improve their language skills. As a result, our training has gained a very strong reputation in the East African Region (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi).

The international composition of the Swahili classes and the many other development training activities taking place at MS TCDC enhance informal cross-cultural discussions and provides participants with important contacts valuable for their future life in East Africa.

Common features and methodologies:

We run small groups to assure all individual student needs are met. The groups are formed according to the learning abilities of participants, and MS TCDC applies a very high degree of flexibility in the teaching levels.

A wide variety of pedagogical methods: textbooks, audio-visual aids such as videos, tapes, and pictures, language games and role-plays which make the lessons varied and very functional.

Excursions to institutions and places in the neighborhood for language skills

Each topic will be integrated with a cultural note related to core values

Kiswahili Oral Proficiency Test is used for all levels of language students
 

Choose among the following courses

3 weeks
This course is intended for participants who have recently arrived in East Africa and require basic Swahili language and culture to enable them function within their environment. It is a three weeks course offered four times a year, with a total of 90 teaching hours including excursions and Swahili language immersion sessions.
2 weeks
This course is offered on tailor made basis any time of the year. It is a two-week program with a total of 60 hours of teaching including excursions and Swahili language immersion sessions. It focuses more on application of technical Swahili, various Swahili registers and enhances learners to participate in meetings and debates.
2 weeks
This course is intended for participants who have been exposed to a Swahili speaking environment and are fast learners since the pace is very intense. It is a two weeks course with a total of 60 teaching hours, which includes excursions and Swahili language immersion sessions.
2 weeks
This course builds on knowledge gained in Swahili beginner’s course hence is intended for participants who have completed Swahili beginner’s course or who in other ways have acquired corresponding level of Swahili and are fast learners since the pace is very intense. It is a two weeks course with a total of 60 teaching hours, which includes excursions and Swahili language immersion sessions.
3 weeks
This course builds on knowledge gained in Swahili beginner’s course hence is intended for participants who have completed Swahili beginner’s course or who in other ways have acquired corresponding level of Swahili. It is a three weeks course, offered four times a year with a total of 90 teaching hours including excursions and Swahili language immersion sessions.
3 to 8 weeks
MS TCDC has developed extensive expertise in enabling expatriates and University College students to improve their Swahili language proficiency and culture competences. As a result, our training has gained reputation in the East African Region.