9624001 Swahili

Numbering Code U-LET49 29624 LJ48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.3
Instructor name IDONE AYAKO (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Swahili, a Bantu language, is the national language of Tanzania and Kenya. It is one of the most widely spoken languages in East Africa. Students will learn basic Swahili grammar like noun classes that are typical of Bantu languages, vocabulary, sentence patterns and conversational expressions. The major goals of this course are to enable students to understand basic Swahili grammar and to develop communicative skills in Swahili for daily conversation. Students will be explained about grammar and dialogues in the textbook with composition practice to acquire the ability to compose sentences. Through additional explanations about backgrounds of distinctive expressions in Swahili, students will gain cultural and social knowledge on East Africa. Relevant objects and photos will be introduced in class.
Course Goals 1:To understand Swahili noun class system and basic sentence patterns
2:To be able to compose sentences by using grammar and sentence patterns learned in class
3:To be able to follow the whole of short conversation
4:To gain cultural and social knowledge on East Africa
Schedule and Contents The schedule will be as follows but may be changed as necessary.
1: Introduction/Outline of Swahili Grammar 
2: Lesson 1/Present Tense
3: Lesson 2/Copula
4: Lesson 4/To have
5: Lesson 5/Future Tense
6: Noun Class System
7: Lesson 3/Locatives
8: Reviews and Complements of Lesson 1-5
9: Lesson 6/Greetings
10: Lesson 7/Past Tense
11: Lesson 8/Perfect Tense
12: Lesson 9/Adjectives
13: Lesson 10/Subjunctive
14: Reviews and Complements of Lesson 6-10
15: Examination
16: Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Determined by attitude and participation in class/preparation and review(30%), and final examination(70%). Attendance rate must be above two-thirds.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Preparation and review of each lesson are needed.
You will be expected to listen to each unit of the accompanying CD before class.
Handouts on grammar issues and exercises will be provided in class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References New Express+ Swahili, TAKEMURA Keiko, (Hakusui-sha), ISBN:978-4-560-08805-0