SOAS University of London

African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section

Swahili 1 B

Module Code:
155906045
Credits:
15
FHEQ Level:
5
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Term 2

This is a basic language acquisition module for students who have already studied the Language A equivalent in the previous term, or who have equivalent knowledge. Students are therefore assumed to have some basic knowledge of the language or its script. This module develops knowledge of some of the several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to develop their skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking. Successful students will gain the ability to read and write simple texts, and communicate on everyday topics. Emphasis will be placed on good pronunciation and on the social and linguistic conventions of everyday conversation.

Students enrolling onto this module should have taken Swahili 1A - 155906044 in term 1

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Swahili 1A - 155906044 or equivalent knowledge.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of commonly used grammar.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of vocabulary related to a range of everyday topics.
  • Gain greater knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic structures and expressions in a given context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand passages in written language on everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce short passages in written language on everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand spoken sentences and short passages on everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics.

Workload

Total of 10 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.

Method of assessment

  • One two-hour written examination taken in May/June (60%)
  • One oral examination (15 minutes) in May/June (20%)
  • One mid term test (40 minutes) in week 4, term 2 (20%).

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