National Museums of Kenya

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SWAHILI CLASSES

We Currently have both face to face and online classes via zoom. Kindly email us for booking arrangements

RISSEA SWAHILI LANGUAGE COURSES
The National Museums of Kenya Heritage Training institute (formally RISSEA) 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

Online Schedule for 2021

Class Commences as per Schedule
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Monday 11th Jan to Friday 5th Feb 4 weeks
Monday 8th Feb to Friday 5th March 4 weeks
Monday 8th March to Thursday 1st April 4 weeks
Monday 6th April to Friday 30th April 4 weeks
Monday 3rd May to Friday 28th May 4 weeks
Monday 31st May to Friday 25th June 4 weeks

COST

USD 300 / KES 30,000 PER MONTH


 Face to Face Classes 
Class Commences as per Schedule
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Monday 11th Jan to Friday 5th Feb 4 weeks
Monday 8th Feb to Friday 5th March 4 weeks
Monday 8th March to Thursday 1st April 4 weeks
Monday 6th April to Friday 30th April 4 weeks
Monday 3rd May to Friday 28th May 4 weeks
Monday 31st May to Friday 25th June 4 weeks

COST

USD 350 / KES 35,000 PER MONTH

SWAHILI LANGUAGE COURSES
The National Museums of Kenya Heritage Training institute (formally RISSEA) offers Swahili classes in Nairobi at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters.
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. It has two levels.

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. It has two levels.

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. . It has two levels.

Evening Lessons
Evening Lessons cater for people from all levels of language proficiency. Regular Evening Lessons start every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every evening at 6.00 pm and end at 08.00 in the evening. Evening class schedule depend on the quorum from three students.

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 two, 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. Booking to be done four days before the class commences.

More lessons offered are:
• Private Lessons
• Semi-private Lessons
• 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. This depends on the availability of the Tutors.
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. This depends on the availability of Tutors.

Online Bookings Only.
For more information contact:
Tel: +254-722611533
Munira Mohammed: munira@museums.or.ke
RISSEA Liaison office is at the Louis Leakey Memorial building next to Cultural Heritage department door number A14.

Mombasa Contact.

Khalid Omar Mohamed Kitito
Coordinator, NMK-HTI
P. O. Box 82412-80100, Mombasa
Mobile: +254728030512