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Mon 24 Oct, Mon 31 Oct, ... Mon 13 Mar 2023
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Swahili Intermediate 1
Prerequisites£

Mon 24 Oct, Mon 31 Oct, ... Mon 13 Mar 2023

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

CEF A2 in Swahili

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 24 Oct 2022   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
2 Mon 31 Oct 2022   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
3 Mon 7 Nov 2022   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
4 Mon 14 Nov 2022   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
5 Mon 21 Nov 2022   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
6 Mon 28 Nov 2022   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
7 Mon 5 Dec 2022   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
8 Mon 23 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
9 Mon 30 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
10 Mon 6 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
11 Mon 13 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
12 Mon 20 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
13 Mon 27 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
14 Mon 6 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
15 Mon 13 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Yussuf Hamad
Topics covered

The course introduces and familiarises students to the following functions and notions:

  • Introducing yourself, family, and introducing others (extended)
  • Talking about future plans and dreams
  • Daily life including routine activities, hobbies, food, drinks, likes and dislikes
  • Shopping: Clothes and foodstuff – including the concept of bargaining
  • Ordering meals and drinks and Swahili recipes
  • Travel (extended)
  • Talking about Swahili East Africa: cities, hotels, game parks, beaches etc.
  • Talking about major cities worldwide – weather, population, cost of living and safety
  • Renting accommodation
  • Giving advice, opinions and expressing feelings
  • Story telling in Swahili culture
  • Understanding Swahili Culture - Wedding customs, Beliefs and superstitions, Kanga, Music, Swahili festivities, eating etiquette etc
Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Listening and Speaking

  • Take part in routine conversation on predictable topics
  • Express views, ideas, opinions and feeling on a range of familiar concrete and abstract socio-cultural issues
  • Understand the salient details of conversations, familiar TV and radio broadcasts and simple phone messages

Reading

  • Understand routine information and articles e.g. menu, letters, forms, adverts, instructions, brochures and the salient points of non-routine information

Writing

  • Write short messages, notices, instructions, letters, and short and simple narrative stories on familiar topics
  • Take brief notes during meetings and from given sources and make summaries
Aims
  • To develop the learner’s knowledge of Swahili grammar and build up vocabulary
  • To equip the learner with basic understanding of familiar matters including at home, work, school and other social settings in Swahili
  • To enable the learner to respond to the most situations that are likely to arise in conversation and interaction with standard Swahili speakers
  • To familiarise the learner with knowledge of cultural background of Swahili people in Swahili East Africa and the areas where Swahili is now spoken
  • To encourage the learner to use Swahili with confidence and creativity
Format
Duration
  • Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning
Frequency
Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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