Swahili Beginners Course

This is an introductory course that aim at introducing Swahili Language and its culture to participants. It equips them with necessary skills to enable them acquire survival language so as to function effectively on everyday life. This course takes a total of 90 hours of teaching including excursions and language immersion sessions.

Course Code
SB 1-4

Course duration
3 weeks

When is the course
5th to 23rd February 2018
9th to  27th April 2018
10th to 28th September 2018
12th to 30th November 2018

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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