Swahili, also known by its native name Kiswahili, is a Bantu language of the Waswahili people of East Africa. It is spoken in the African Great Lakes region and other parts of East and Southern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, some parts of Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The exact number of Swahili speakers varies widely, but recent estimates range mention approximately 150 million speakers.
SWAHILI LANGUAGE COURSES:
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to a man in his own language, that goes to his heart” —Nelson Mandela
Study Swahili with EarthDiverse in 2021!
One of our newest language programmes for 2021, our Introductory Swahili 101 course begins with basic introductory grammar, vocabulary and conversation. Basic everyday vocabulary and expressions will be taught, always with a view to empowering learners so that they feel encouraged to build their own sentences and be able to make some simple conversation during our first Term. Distinctive aspects of Swahili language and culture will also be addressed.
EarthDiverse currently offers the following Swahili language courses on a rotating and evolving basis, with new intakes of students in Swahili 101 beginning in Term 1 (February) and again in Term 3 (July). Each cohort can begin advancing to the next course in the series.
- Swahili 101: Introductory Swahili (offered in 2021 Term 1)
- Swahili 102: Introductory Swahili (offered 2020 Term 2)
- Swahili 103: Introductory Swahili (offered in 2021 Term 1 & 2021 Term 3)
- Swahili 104: Introductory Swahili (offered in 2021 Term 2 & 2021 Term 4)
DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Swahili courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.
Cost per person per Term (8 classes):
- Waged: $105.00
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $85.00
EarthDiverse offers the following Swahili language classes on a rotating basis:
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: