SOAS University of London

African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section

Hausa 2(a) intermediate

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2022/2023
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year


Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  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


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

Scope and syllabus

This module 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.)


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