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 2017
Class commences as per schedule Duration per Module

DATE DURATION
Monday 9th Jan to 3rd Friday Feb 4 weeks
Monday 6th Feb to 3rd Friday March 4 weeks
Monday 6th March to Friday 31st March 4 weeks
Monday 3rd April to Friday 28th April 4 weeks
Monday 1st May to Friday 26th May 4 weeks
Monday 29th May to Friday 23rd June 4 weeks
Monday 26th June to Friday 21st July 4 weeks
Monday 24th July to Friday 18th Aug 4 weeks
Monday 21st Aug to Friday 15th Sept 4 weeks
Monday 18th Sept to Friday 13th Oct 4 weeks
Monday 16th Oct to Friday 10th Nov 4 weeks
Monday 13th Nov to Friday 8th Dec 4 weeks

Evening Schedule
Class commences as per schedule Duration per Module

DATE DURATION
Monday 9th Jan to 17th Friday Feb 6 weeks
Monday 20th Feb to 31st Friday March 6 weeks
Monday 3rd April to Friday 12th May 6 weeks
Monday 15th May to Friday 23rd June 6 weeks
Monday 26th June to Friday 4th August 6 weeks
Monday 7th August to Friday 15th Sept 6 weeks
Monday 18th Sept to Friday 27th Oct 6 weeks
Monday 30th Oct to Friday 8th 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

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:
Munira Mohammed: munira@museums.or.ke
www.museums.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 08.00 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.