Introduction to KiSwahili

Join Abibitumi Member @Karuga Mwangi in our Kiswahili online introductory class.  @Karuga will teach the alphabet, basic grammar, greetings, vocabulary, history, and basic common phrases.  At the end of this course students will have learned to engage in basic conversations in Kiswahili.
Kwadwo · October 13, 2021

Mwongozo wa mazungumzo ya Kiswahili
Introductory Conversational Kiswahili
Karuga © Abibitumi Kasa 2021

Course Description

Introductory Kiswahili is an eight-class course where you will learn the essentials to function in a Kiswahili -speaking environment within a Kenyan cultural context. You will learn greetings, introductions and basic conversational skills. You will learn pronunciation, sentence structure and regular verb tenses. Cultural lessons are part of language learning and you will learn how to speak intelligently about yourself and to find out information from others, how to address different people, proverbs, how to speak about where you are from, where you live and more! Learning activities are appropriate for all ages and will include listening, speaking, reading, role-playing and writing. You will be expected to reinforce learning between classes by completing homework assignments and by learning and using vocabulary words. A practical assessment of acquired skills concludes the course.

Silabasi ya mwongozo wa mazungumzo ya Kiswahili Introductory Conversational Kiswahili Course Syllabus

1. Somo la kwanza: Sauti za lugha ya Kiswahili (Sounds of the Kiswahili language), Msamiati mpya (new vocabulary)

2. Somo la pili: Kuulizia hali ya afya (asking after one’s health); Salamu za nyakati tofauti (greetings for various times)

3. Somo la tatu: Jina lako (Your name)

4. Somo la nne: Unatoka wapi (Where you’re from); Unaishi wapi (Where you live)

5. Somo la tano: Unachopenda (That which you like)

6. Somo la sita: Unachofanya (That which you do)

7. Somo la saba: Miaka yako (The years that you have lived (age)); Kukuhusu (About you); Maumbile yako (Physical description)

8. Somo la nane: Mtihani wa Kiswahili (Kiswahili exam); Kazi ya mradi wa mwisho (Work on final projects)

Lesson Structure

1.Introduction – lesson review 2.Overview – outline learning objectives 3.Lesson – using listening, speaking, reading and other activities 4.Introduce new vocabulary 5.Exercises and practice 6.Recap the day’s lesson and assign homework.

Lesson Components (presented in any order)

1. Msamiati mpya (new vocabulary)
2. Mazungumzo (dialogue) i.e using the language

3. Mazoezi (exercises), i.e reciting numbers, place names/locations, etc…

4. Mazoezi ya kusikiliza na kuongea (listening and speaking exercises)

5. Mazoezi ya kusoma na kuandika (reading and writing exercises)

6. Madokezo ya utamaduni (cultural notes) i.e. Kiswahili culture and worldview

7. Madokezo ya sarufi (grammar notes)

8. Kazi ya ziada (homework)

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Course Includes

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