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Undergraduate Course: Swahili 1B (LLLJ08002)

Course Outline
SchoolCentre for Open Learning CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySwahili 1B provides a further interactive and stimulating introduction to both the Swahili language and to various contemporary and historical aspects of East African literatures and cultures. This course will continue developing students' language skills and bring students to A1 level of language proficiency as formulated in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Course description Swahili 1B is designed to build on the introductory course 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 music festivals, films, literature, East African cooking and the Swahili speaking diaspora.

Completion of Swahili 1B will provide the students with a solid basis for further study or travel to the region for leisure, employment or research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 30%: The average of the three progress tests
40%: 2-hour end-of-semester written exam
10%: Independent language project
10%: 15-minute end-of-semester oral presentation of the independent project
10%: Class participation
Feedback Assignments will be returned with feedback within 15 working days of submission. In addition, students will receive weekly formative feedback to their homework.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. comfortably use a range of syntactic structures and some vocabulary beyond everyday interactions
  2. to read and understand simple texts on a variety of topic
  3. to deliver a short oral presentation and answer related questions
  4. to write a short composition on topics related to aspects of East African literatures and cultures
  5. to communicate with native speakers in simple ever- day life situation
Reading List
There is no set textbook for this course and the core materials will be provided to the students by the tutor.

For vocabulary and grammar reference students can use the following books held by the main library:

- TUKI. Kamusi ya Kiswahili-Kiingereza/Swahili-English Dictionary. 2001. Dar es Salaam: Institute of Kiswahili Research.
- TUKI. English- Swahili Dictionary/Kamusi ya Kiingereza-Kiswahili. 2009. Dar es Salaam: Institute of Kiswahili Research.
- Mpiranya, Fideżle. 2015. Swahili grammar and workbook. London and New York: Routledge.
- Wilson, Peter. 1985. Simplified Swahili. London: Longman.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Knowledge and Understanding
Practice: applied knowledge and understanding
Generic cognitive skills
Communication and ICT skills
Autonomy, accountability and working with others
KeywordsSwahili,Kiswahili,Language,Culture,Africa,Kenya,Tanzania,Uganda,Rwanda,East Africa
Course organiserMs Teresa Poeta
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Course secretaryMs Kameliya Skerleva
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
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