SWAHILI CLASSES

RISSEA SWAHILI LANGUAGE COURSES
The Research Institute of Swahili studies of Eastern Africa is an Institute of National Museums of Kenya now offers Swahili classes in Nairobi at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters.
The Institute offers Four Modules :-
1. Swahili Language (Swahili Basic Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)
2. Swahili Literature and Performance
3. Swahili History and Identity
4. Anthropology of the Swahili
Schedule for 2019
Class commences as per schedule Duration per Module

DATE DURATION
Monday 7th Jan to 1st Friday Feb 4 weeks
Monday 4th Feb to 1st Friday March 4 weeks
Monday 4th March to Friday 29th March 4 weeks
Monday 1st April to Friday 26th April 4 weeks
Monday 29th April to Friday 24th May 4 weeks
Monday 27th May to Friday 21st June 4 weeks
Monday 24th June to Friday 19th July 4 weeks
Monday 22nd July to Friday 16th Aug 4 weeks
Monday 19th Aug to Friday 13th Sept 4 weeks
Monday 16th Sept to Friday 11th Oct 4 weeks
Monday 14th Oct to Friday 8th Nov 4 weeks
Monday 11th Nov to Friday 6th Dec 4 weeks

Evening Schedule
Class commences as per schedule Duration per Module

DATE DURATION
Monday 7th Jan to 15th Friday Feb 6 weeks
Monday 18th Feb to 29th Friday March 6 weeks
Monday 1st April to Friday 10th May 6 weeks
Monday 13th May to Friday 21st June 6 weeks
Monday 24th June to Friday 2nd  August 6 weeks
Monday 5th August to Friday 13th Sept 6 weeks
Monday 16th Sept to Friday 25th Oct 6 weeks
Monday 28th Oct to Friday 6th Dec 6 weeks

Other Part Time Lessons
Private Lessons

Intensive One week Course Starts every Monday 9.00am
20 hours

Morning Afternoon
9.00 am to 11.00 am 2.00 pm to 4. 00 pm
11.00 am to 1.00 pm 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Total number of hours per month per Module 40 hours

Cost

Payment can be made in kenya shillings.

ITEM Amount in US Dollars
Tuition fees ,One module per month (4 weeks) 350
Intensive One week Course 20 hours 200
Private lessons per hour 10
Evening Lessons ( 6 weeks) 350

Registration is underway at the National Museums of Kenya.
For more information contact:
Tel: +254-722611533
Munira Mohammed: munira@museums.or.ke
www.rissea.or.ke
RISSEA Liaison office is at the Louis Leakey Memorial building next to Cultural Heritage department door number A14.


The Beginners’ Course
The Beginners’ Course comprises of basic knowledge of Swahili. Thus, our students are able to have basic conversations and perform everyday tasks, such as shopping, bargaining, socializing, making travel arrangements and other basic survival skills.The Beginners’ Course is tailored for regular students attending 2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. The course starts every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every morning at 09.00 am and end at 11.00 am in the morning.
The Intermediate Course
The Intermediate Course is building on the Beginners’ Course and working on students’ all-round language confidence. The aim of this course is to enable students to write essays, translate simple documents, reading newspapers and novels.The Intermediate Course is tailored for regular students attending 2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. The Intermediate Course starts every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every morning at 11.00 am and end at 1.00 pm in the afternoon.
The Advanced Course
The Advanced Course teaches students to express difficult concepts in Swahili and emphasizes on literature, poetry and translation of complex documents.The Advanced Course is tailored for regular students attending 2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. The Advanced Course starts every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every after noon at 02.00 pm and end at 04.00pm in the afternoon.
Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’
Our Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’ caters for students who wish to squeeze as many hours of tuition and knowledge absorption as possible within a limited time frame. The goal is for the student to be conversant in Swahili within 1 week. The Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’ starts every monday, and is of 1 weeks duration. There is more emphasis on conversation and communication, and less emphasis on grammar for our students choosing the Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’. Lessons start every morning at 09.00 am and end at 1.00 pm in the afternoon.
More lessons offered are:
• Private Lessons
• Semi-private Lessons
• Business Kiswahili
• Tailor made Programmes
Private Lessons
The Private Lessons, cater for learners who require a tailor made programme, with respect to the learners’ level of language proficiency, as well as flexibility as to time schedule and venue. As to the number of learners, this programme caters for 1, up to a maximum of 2 individuals.
Semi-private Lessons
The Semi-private Lessons cater for small groups of learners which similarly to Private Lessons, require a tailor made programme, with respect to the learners’ level of language proficiency, as well as flexibility as to time schedule. As to the number of learners, this programme caters for a minimum of 3 individuals.
BUSINESS SWAHILI
Course Description
This course is intended to offer business people an opportunity to transact in Kiswahili. Kiswahili is the language which joins the East African Community as such it is a language which is gaining wider usage day by day. The free movement of people from one state to another entails the use of a common language, in this case Kiswahili serves as a critical medium of communication among business people in their transactions in the East African region. Furthermore it is one of the fastest growing African languages underscoring the fact that it is one of African Union (AU) official languages and one of the five languages promoted by the AU affiliated African Academy of Languages (ACALAN); as such it is almost becoming an international language. It has gained popularity in Europe, Asia and America. Therefore Business Executives, Professionals, Government Employees, Multinational Employees from East African region, Africa and the world as a whole will greatly benefit from learning this course. The course will be conducted in Kiswahili. The appropriate Swahili business terminologies will be used. The course is divided into two sections: elementary course and lower intermediate. Each section takes a maximum of two weeks to be completed. At the end of each section there will be evaluation and all participants will be given certificates.

Registration is underway at the National Museums of Kenya.
For more information contact:
Tel: +254-722611533
Munira Mohammed: munira@museums.or.ke
www.museums.or.ke/rissea
RISSEA Liaison office is at the Louis Leakey Memorial building next to Cultural Heritage department door number A14.