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SWAH 2010

Intermediate Swahili I
Fall Semester Instructor 1: 
Course Time: 
MWF 10:10 - 11:00
Course Time: 
MWF 10:10 - 11:00

MWF 10:10 - 11:00

MWF 12:20-1:10

Hours: 
3 hours
Spring 2014 Information: 

This is an intermediate course in which the aim is to review and expand students’ skills in fundamental structures acquired in Year 1 (Elementary Swahili classes). The objective at this level is to give students a more in-depth background about daily life issues and help learners master more advanced language skills. Students will be able to understand and analyze the main ideas and significant details of materials in Swahili including, short stories, magazine articles, books, poetry, short novels, music, films, and plays illustrative of East African cultural aspects. All of the above will be indirectly introduced to the students through dialogue, drill exercises, computer assisted exercises, and reading in the language.

At the end of the semester, students are expected to show mastery of the language at an intermediate level with a proficiency testing level of Intermediate Low/Mid. Communicative skills in Swahili through listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be emphasized.

Prerequisite:

Students enrolled in this course must have either successfully completed SWAH 1010 & SWAH 1020 or have been assessed by the instructor to determine their suitability for the course.

Fall Semester Information: 
This is a 3 credit hour course; an Intermediate Swahili I level. Students taking this course must have taken the first course of Elementary Swahili 1010 and the second Swahili 1020 or have been assessed by the instructor to determine their qualification. It will put more emphasis on applying language skills to understand and analyze main ideas and significant details of materials in Swahili including, short stories, magazine articles, books, poetry, short novels, music, films, and plays illustrative of East African cultural aspects. Presentation of language structure, conversation practice, listening, reading, writing exercises and computer assisted exercises will be the mode of the class. Course reading: 1. Hinnebusch, J. Thomas & Mirza, Sarah. 1997. Kiswahili: Msingi wa Kusema, Kusoma na Kuandika: Swahili: A foundation for Speaking, Reading, and Writing. (2nd Edition) Lanham, NewYork: University Press of America 2. Moshi, Lioba 1988. Mazoezi ya Kiswahili. Lanham, New York: University Press of America 3. Perrot, D.V. 1965. Teaching Yourself Swahili dictionary A-Z OR English-Swahili Dictionary by Willy A. Kirkeby (order through Amazon) For more information, please contact Dr. Dainess Maganda (magandad@uga.edu)
Course Description: 

Introduction to complex linguistic and cultural structures, role of culture in language learning, reading and writing of literary texts, social history of the language.

Prerequisite: 
SWAH 1020 or permission of department
Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Oasis Title: 
INTERMED SWAHILI I
 
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