This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Swahili 1 Beginners.
During this course you will gain more in-depth knowledge of Swahili.
We will mainly use portfolio’s to enable you to focus on different subjects like history, economics, politics, gender issues and culture.
Course material: Swahili course (part 2) by Lowani Afrika Talencentrum Portfolio’s
Objectives of the Swahili course 2: A2/B1
Speaking: A common conversation about different subjects like work, life in general, culture, politics and economics.
Listening: To understand a standard speech or a presentation about the above mentioned subjects.
Reading: Short stories, some newspaper articles, advertisements.
Writing: You will be able to write a short paper about a certain subject.
This will be a subject-oriented course. After reading about a certain subject you will learn the vocabulary and grammar you need to write, talk and listen about this subject. This way we will explore the language to the full.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website
Mode of instruction
Three two hour tutorials every week. Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay. ### Course Load
This course will be 10 EC (280 hours)
Total hours spent on attending lectures: 72 (= 6 hours per week x 12 weeks)
Time spent on studying: Around 12 hours per week (= 4 hours per lecture)
Other hours can be used for preparing for an exam or a presentation
Oral presentation + discussion 20%
Speaking – spoken word 20%
Reading/vocabulary/grammar/creative writing 20 %
Understanding – listening – comprehension exam 20 %
Interactive engagement with course material 20%
In-class participation- ongoing
The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. This exam consists of the following components:
Reading and writing;
Vocabulary and grammar.
Course material: Swahili course (part 2) by Lowani Afrika Talencentrum, Portfolio’s
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
T.I.D. Schipper, email email@example.com