Swahili Beginners Course

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.

Course Code
SB 1-4

Course duration
3 weeks

When is the course
14th January to 1st February 2019
11th to  29th March 2019
1st to 19th April 2019
2nd to 20th September 2019

Course Objectives

To introduce Swahili language and its culture to participants in order to equip them with necessary tools and skills to enable them acquire survival language so as to function effectively in everyday life.

Course Content
Greetings, self introduction, ordering food & drinks, bargaining & buying at a shop/market, introducing family members, talking about present, past and future activities, Swahili time telling, talking about others, talking about health problems, giving and receiving directions / instructions, describing a place.
Interactive methods:
• Communicative approach (Competence based approach)
• Immersion approach
• Task based approach
• Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling or (TPRS) approach
• Grammar approach & audio lingual approach
• Propriocepitve approach


Target Group
Development workers, missionaries, doctors, expatriates, researchers, tourists, students and anyone who requires to learn swahili language at beginners level.

Fee for the course
Tuition Fee $1050
Full board in a single room(meals & Accomodation) $1605 (3 weeks)
Full board in a shared room(meals & Accomodation) $1165 (3 weeks)
Hostel Quard plus Meal per week $297 (3 weeks)
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