Aim: Introduction to Swahili Language and its Culture to Participants
This course will develop your ability to perform a number of very basic and common communicative tasks in Swahili, with a focus on greetings, introductions, and simple descriptions of everyday experiences. Through activities such as role-plays, scenarios and interactive language games, you will learn basic vocabulary related to everyday situations and scenarios and explore topics aimed at introducing you to Tanzanian social and cultural norms. Alongside classroom activities, you will participate in cultural excursions and immersion activities aimed at exposing you to authentic Swahili speaking environments.
- Communicative approach (Competence-based approach)
- Immersion approach
- Task-based approach
- Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling or (TPRS) approach
- Grammar approach & the audio-lingual approach
- Proprioceptive approach
What you will learn
- Greetings, self-introduction, ordering food & drinks, bargaining & buying at a shop/market, introducing family members, talking about the present, past and future activities, Swahili time telling, talking about others, talking about health problems, giving and receiving directions/instructions, describing a place.
Who is the Course for?
- Development workers, missionaries, doctors, expatriates, researchers, tourists, students and anyone who requires to learn the Swahili language at the beginners level.
About Arusha City
Arusha city lies in a green, fertile environment against Mount Meru. It is a large and vast city with all its contradictions.
Just outside the city is the Arusha National Park, a gem for a day safari.
Where to stay in Arusha
Situated at the foot of the beautiful Mount Meru, Arusha is known as the safari capital of Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit. It’s a bustling city filled with an interesting mix of markets, chaotic traffic, old colonial buildings and modern conveniences, like coffee shops with WiFi, and an array of great restaurants.
- #1: Climbing mount Meru.
- #2: Book a northern circuit Tanzania safari tour.
- #3: Visit the Arusha National Park.
- #4: Nature walk at Lake Duluti.
- #5: Go to Meserani Snake Park.
- #6: Canoeing on Lake Momella.
- #7: Pay a visit to the national natural history museum Arusha.
- #8: Visit the maasai tribe.
YES, but not alone, As most incidents happen in big cities everywhere around the world, we do not recommend to walk alone in the city after dark (7pm). This rule applies throughout Africa and not just Tanzania. Use safe transport like taxis or ask your hotel or guide to arrange the transfer.
Arusha has a higher quality of life than some of the other areas of Tanzania. As an ex-pat, you can easily get an affordable home with most of the same amenities you have in your home country. The country does have random power and water outages though.
Arusha National Park is the closest park to the town with the similar name. It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris.