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Postgraduate Course: Swahili 1B (AFRI11002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySwahili 1B is designed to build on Swahili 1A and provides the opportunity to obtain an intermediate level of the language. The course has been designed to provide a contemporary, engaging and effective model of learning that will enable significant progress in a short space of time. Students will increase their knowledge of key grammatical concepts and useful vocabulary, while also looking at relevant topics, such as entrepreneurialism, mobile banking, tourism and Tanzanian perspectives of the China-Tanzania relationship. There will also opportunities to cook and sample homemade East African dishes, watch a Kenyan film and perform an interview in Swahili. By the end of the course, students will have been provided with a solid basis for further study and/or travelling to the region for research or work.

While the course does follow on directly from Swahili 1A, students who did not take this course will be considered, providing they are sufficiently comfortable with the grammar and vocabulary required. If you would like to enrol onto Swahili 1B, but you have not completed Swahili 1A, please contact the course convenor.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements The course is designed to compliment Swahili 1A. Successful completion of Swahili 1A is essential for entry onto the course. There are no co-requisites or prohibited combinations.

Auditing is not permitted under any circumstances
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThe course is designed to compliment Swahili 1A. Successful completion of Swahili 1A is essential for entry onto the course. There are no co-requisites or prohibited combinations.

Auditing is not permitted under any circumstances
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Swahili 1B:

40% 2-hour written examination
10% 1-hour listening examination
15% 10-minute oral examination
20% Continuous bi-weekly examinations
15% Interview task
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. show a comprehensive understanding of a further five hundred items of vocabulary (alongside the five hundred from Swahili 1A) and an exposure to more complex vocabulary through a variety of reading and listening exercises.
  2. demonstrate an intermediate grasp of Swahili grammar, which includes knowledge of all Swahili noun classes, the majority of Swahili tenses and a wide variety of verb extensions.
  3. apply hands-on experience of planning and executing interviews and presentations in Swahili, cooking East African food and translating Swahili texts into English.
  4. demonstrate the ability of discuss in writing or orally several topics of contemporary relevance in East Africa, such as the China-East Africa relationship, mobile money, drugs and internet technology.
  5. demonstrate the ability to communicate and interact in a wide variety of situations and a large variety of themes relevant to East African life.
Reading List
KeySwahili: The workbook
TUKI Swahili-English Dictionary
TUKI English- Swahili Dictionary
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The course will be delivered through a series of lectures and tutorials, which will ensure that all students are familiar with the vocabulary and grammar introduced weekly. These sessions will contain a variety of exercises, reading materials and recordings, as well as ample opportunities for practice and discussion

Students are also provided with a weekly conversation class, which will allow students to interact with native speakers of the language in an informal setting. These sessions will be held over tea, coffee and maandazi and will focus on a theme set at the start of the week. Edinburgh boasts only a small East African community, meaning that these lessons should be considered crucial in gaining speaking and listening practice and understanding socio-linguistic norms.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMs Teresa Poeta
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Course secretaryMr Benjamin Mcnab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832
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