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SWAH 1010

Elementary Swahili I
Instructor: 
Fall Semester Instructor 1: 
Course Time: 
MF 10:10-11 & TR 11-12:15

Course Times:

MWF 8:00 - 8:50, TR 8:00 - 9:15
MWF 9:05 - 9:55, TR 9:30 - 10:45
MWF 12:20 - 1:10, TR 12:30 - 1:45

MWF 9:05 - 9:55, TR 9:30 - 10:45
MWF 11:15 - 12:05, TR 12:30 - 1:45

 

Hours: 
4 hours
Spring 2014 Information: 

Do you know anything about the Swahili language? Can you list the Swahili alphabet? Can you talk, write or read anything in Swahili? With little to no background in Swahili, this course provides students with basic knowledge of standard Swahili. It gives them a foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the basic grammatical structures and the vocabulary essential for simple conversations based on simple dialogues in Swahili. Students will also get the opportunity to explore the cultural context of the Swahili language through videos, life stories and backgrounds behind common Swahili proverbs. 70% of the class time will be devoted to conversation and oral practice. Students taking the course will be required to have additional laboratory work.

Course reading:

  • Hinnebusch, T., & Mirza, S. (1983). Kiswahili, Msingi wa Kusema Kusoma Na Kuandika: Swahili, a Foundation for Speaking, Reading and Writing (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Moshi, Lioba. (1988). Mazoezi ya Kiswahili: kitabu cha wanafunzi wa mwaka wa kwanza = Swahili exercises: a workbook for first year students (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • English Swahili Dictionary by Willy A. Kirkeby (order through Amazon) OR
  • Perrot, D.V. 1965. Teaching Yourself Swahili dictionary A-Z (order through Amazon)
Fall Semester Information: 
Do you know anything about the Swahili language? Can you list the Swahili alphabet? Can you talk, write or read anything in Swahili? With little to no background in Swahili, this course provides students with basic knowledge of standard Swahili. It gives them a foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the basic grammatical structures and the vocabulary essential for simple conversations based on simple dialogues in Swahili. Students will also get the opportunity to explore the cultural context of the Swahili language through videos, life stories and backgrounds behind common Swahili proverbs. 70% of the class time will be devoted to conversation and oral practice. Students taking the course will be required to have additional laboratory work. Course reading: Hinnebusch, T., & Mirza, S. (1983). Kiswahili, Msingi wa Kusema Kusoma Na Kuandika: Swahili, a Foundation for Speaking, Reading and Writing (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Moshi, Lioba. (1988). Mazoezi ya Kiswahili: kitabu cha wanafunzi wa mwaka wa kwanza = Swahili exercises: a workbook for first year students (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America. English Swahili Dictionary by Willy A. Kirkeby (order through Amazon) OR Perrot, D.V. 1965. Teaching Yourself Swahili dictionary A-Z (order through Amazon)
Summer instructor: 
Summer course time: 
MTWRF 9:30 - 12:15
Summer 2014 Information: 

Do you know anything about the Swahili language? Can you list the Swahili alphabet? Can you talk, write or read anything in Swahili? With little to no background in Swahili, this course provides students with basic knowledge of standard Swahili. It gives them a foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the basic grammatical structures and the vocabulary essential for simple conversations based on simple dialogues in Swahili. Students will also get the opportunity to explore the cultural context of the Swahili language through videos, life stories and backgrounds behind common Swahili proverbs. 70% of the class time will be devoted to conversation and oral practice. Students taking the course will be required to have additional laboratory work.

There is no prerequisite.

Course reading:

  • Hinnebusch, T., & Mirza, S. (1983). Kiswahili, Msingi wa Kusema Kusoma Na Kuandika: Swahili, a Foundation for Speaking, Reading and Writing (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Moshi, Lioba. (1988). Mazoezi ya Kiswahili: kitabu cha wanafunzi wa mwaka wa kwanza = Swahili exercises: a workbook for first year students (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • English Swahili Dictionary by Willy A. Kirkeby (order through Amazon) OR
  • Perrot, D.V. 1965. Teaching Yourself Swahili dictionary A-Z (order through Amazon)

Do you know anything about the Swahili language? Can you list the Swahili alphabet? Can you talk, write or read anything in Swahili?
With little to no background in Swahili, this course provides students with basic knowledge of standard Swahili. It gives them a foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the basic grammatical structures and the vocabulary essential for simple conversations based on simple dialogues in Swahili. Students will also get the opportunity to explore the cultural context of the Swahili language through videos, life stories and backgrounds behind common Swahili proverbs. 70% of the class time will be devoted to conversation and oral practice. Students taking the course will be required to have additional laboratory work.
There is no pre-requisite for this course.
Course reading: 1. Hinnebusch, T., & Mirza, S. (1983). Kiswahili, Msingi wa Kusema Kusoma Na Kuandika: Swahili, a Foundation for Speaking, Reading and Writing (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
2. Moshi, Lioba. (1988). Mazoezi ya Kiswahili: kitabu cha wanafunzi wa mwaka wa kwanza = Swahili exercises: a workbook for first year students (Paperback). Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 3. English Swahili Dictionary by Willy A. Kirkeby (order through Amazon) OR 4. Perrot, D.V. 1965. Teaching Yourself Swahili dictionary A-Z (order through Amazon)

For more information, please contact Dr. Dainess Maganda (magandad@uga.edu)
Note: If you need two language courses, both SWAH 1010 AND SWAH 1020 are offered in the summer consecutively. If you need a third class, you can continue in the Fall, the 4th in the Spring

 

Course Description: 

Fundamentals of the Swahili language and culture. Emphasis on grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, and conversational skills. Additional laboratory work required.

Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Oasis Title: 
ELEM SWAHILI I
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