01:013:187 Elementary Swahili II, Spring 2017
Course Offered: Spring 2017
This is the second part of the introductory course to Kiswahili. Using a communicatively-oriented, proficiency-based approach, students will continue to develop basic communicative skills through a combination of classroom activities, take-home and other assignments. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the development of audio-oral skills, but students will also be required to undertake reading and comprehension exercises both within the classroom and as part of their take-home assignments. In addition to the acquisition of an expanded vocabulary, the student will be introduced to new grammatical structures of Kiswahili to enhance communication in a wider range of situations. Students will also be introduced to aspects of Swahili and African culture to build cultural awareness and communicative competence and will be required to carry our specific research projects on cultural topics.