SOAS University of London

African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section

Hausa 3(a) advanced

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2020/2021
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 3 of 3 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Full Year

Building upon the Hausa II(A) syllabus this module further develops language competence (in its social context) with work in translation and composition. Texts used include: An Advanced Hausa Reader (Jaggar) and Hausar Baka (Randell et al.) and Hausa Newspaper Reader (Jaggar).

Advanced conversation classes and multimedia computer-assisted language learning classes are provided to further improve oral proficiency and comprehension. The aim is to develop a more extensive operational level of competence in the language, and students are expected to manipulate a larger body of more complex grammar and vocabulary appropriate to a wider range of everyday contexts.


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 more advanced Hausa grammar and vocabulary (including idiomatic phrases)
  2. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Hausa structures and expressions in a given context
  3. the ability to understand and produce passages in written Hausa on both everyday and specialised topics.
  4. the ability to understand and produce spoken Hausa of advanced complexity.


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

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination (90%) and oral exam (10%) taken in May/June.

Suggested reading

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


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