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Jacqueline N. Waita
SWA 102
Seattle Campus

Basic Swahili

Introduces the Swahili language and the diverse cultures and customs of the people of East Africa. Provides a basic foundation in speaking, reading, and writing. second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: SWA 101.

Class description

SWA 102 will continue to build on basic vocabulary and grammar introduced in SWA 101. This will allow the students to be able to have simple conversations such as asking and responding to questions about who they are, where they are from, weather, their family, order a meal at the restaurant, buy items at the market. We listen to music and different stories from East African culture etc.

Student learning goals

Be able to count and tell time, colors, talk about the body etc.

Introduce imperatives and commands so students are able to make requests as well as gie suggestions in Swahili

Conitinue learning and making sentences using various Swahili noun classes

Make sentences using verbs

Identify swahili when you hear it spoken

Introduce and start reading short Swahili children's books

General method of instruction

Various class activities will be employed including lecture, role playing, exercises, word drills, group activities, cultural discussions and adventures etc

Recommended preparation

SWA 101 or a basic level understanding of Swahili is necessary

Class assignments and grading

Journal entries, class work excercises to ensure students understand what was covered in class, group activities, vocabulary look up and drills.

Grades take into account class attendance, participation in the various actvities in and outside of class, journal entries, group activities, mid-terms and final exam


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jacqueline N. Waita
Date: 10/10/2012