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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Somali 2

Course Code:
155900811
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 demonstrate…
1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate Somali grammar
2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Somali vocabulary
3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Somali structures and expressions in a given context
4. the ability to understand passages in written Somali of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
5. the ability to produce passages in written Somali of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
6. the ability to understand spoken Somali 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

The aim of this course is to introduce students to a range of Somali language materials. Their knowledge of the language will thereby be enhanced enabling them to understand and use the language in a grater variety and complexity of communicative situations such as listening to radio news broadcasts, reading newspapers, reading extracts from prose literature and discussing these in conversation. Details of aspects of the grammar such as the use of co-ordinating particles, nominal suffixes etc. will also be investigated providing the student with the skills to learn more about the language themselves by asking Somali speakers as well as referring to more advanced grammar texts

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination (80%) and oral exam (20%) taken in May/June.

Suggested reading

The reading list for this course will be made available from the convenor at the beginning of the course.