Swahili 2 Pre-Intermediate

Course description Swahili 2 Pre-Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL16A
Teacher(s):
  • T.I.D. Schipper
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 200
Period: Semester 1, Block II
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Swahili 1 Beginners.

Description

During this course you will gain more in-depth knowledge of Swahili, grammarwise and vocabularywise.
After a quick revision we will look at different subjects like different types of jobs, sport, famous people, some medical issues (body parts and diseases), economics, politics and corruption. We will read some newspaper articles in Swahili.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A2+/B1 of the Common European Frame (CEF).
This course is the second course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Swahili aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

• Spoken production: A2
• Listening - comprehension : A2+
• Reading - comprehension: A2+
• Written production: A2

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment and Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Participation 20%
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Oral Exam 20%

End grade

To successfully complete the course, please take note that the end grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance and exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • ‘Tuongee Kiswahili. A practical Swahili course’ (part 2) by Lowani Afrika Talencentrum (Euro 20,00).
    Course material will be provided (and paid for) during the first tutorial.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

T.I.D. Schipper

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.

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