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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Hausa 2(a) intermediate

Course Code:
155900324
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrateā€¦

  1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate Hausa grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Hausa vocabulary
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Hausa structures and expressions in a given context
  4. the ability to understand passages in written Hausa of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  5. the ability to produce passages in written Hausa of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Hausa and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

This course builds upon the first-year language work on oral and written language proficiency, using Advanced Hausa Reader (Jaggar) and Hausar Baka (Randell et al.). Practice is given in translation into and out of Hausa, paying attention to differing styles and registers, in addition to composition. Conversation and multimedia computer-assisted language learning classes help to improve oral expression and comprehension skills. The aim is to develop a higher level of functional competence, using a combination of basic grammar and vocabulary sufficient to accurately handle straightforward needs in a social setting.

Method of assessment

One written paper (90%) and an oral examination (10%) taken in May/June.

Suggested reading

  • An Advanced Hausa Reader (Jaggar) Hausar Baka (Randell et al.)