Swahili Beginners Course

This is a three weeks swahili beginners course five times in a year, with a total of 90 teaching hours including excursions and language immersion sessions. This programme is intended for participants who have recently arrived in East Africa and require a basic introduction to the swahili language.

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 enhance participant’s to converse with ease, using survival language in communities and at workplace.

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) $471 per week
Full board in a shared room(meals & Accomodation) $339 per week
Hostel Quard plus Meal per week $87 per week
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