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Swahili Courses

LCTL 101 Elementary Swahili I (4)
This course is an introduction to spoken and written Swahili. The course is designed for students with no previous experience with the language. It will expose them to the people and cultures of Swahili-speaking countries and enable them to learn elementary spoken Swahili as well as basic grammar concepts needed to communicate with Swahili-speaking peoples in East Africa. Students will develop a deeper understanding of East Africa through exposure to film, art, culture, journalistic nterviews, history, and literature. No prerequisites.

LCTL 102 Elementary Swahili II (4)
This course continues the study of Swahili grammar with equal emphasis on improving conversational proficiency and on reading and writing Swahili. Students will gain more insight into the cultures of Swahili-speaking peoples. Prerequisite: LCTL 101 or permission from the instructor after testing.

LCTL 201 Intermediate Swahili I (4)
This course concentrates on developing communicative skills to enable the learners to engage in meaningful verbal interactions with other Swahili speakers. In order to achieve this goal, most lessons are task-based, both pedagogic and real-life tasks. Activities such as role-play, creating sample materials, discussion, story telling, describing scenes, and studying authentic cultural objects are used. Reading and writing passages are carried out as would be in a Kiswahili-speaking community. Prerequisite: LCTL 102, or permission of the instructor.

LCTL 202 Intermediate Swahili II (4)
A continuation of 201, this course concentrates on developing communicative skills to enable the learners to engage in meaningful verbal interactions with other Swahili speakers. In order to achieve this goal, most lessons are task-based, both pedagogic and reallife tasks. Activities such as role-play, creating sample materials, discussion, story telling, describing scenes, and studying authentic cultural objects are used. Reading and writing passages are carried out as would be in a Swahili-speaking community. Prerequisite: LCTL 201 or permission of the instructor.