Course Information

The Swahili language, also known as Kiswahili, is one of the most widely spoken African languages.

Elementary Swahili

The primary focus of Elementary Swahili is to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Aspects of Swahili/African culture will be introduced and highlighted as necessary components toward achieving communicative competence.Two courses, SWA 101 and 102, are offered and both courses must be completed to receive credit for either course. There are no prerequisites required for this course. The maximum enrollment for this class is 15.

Intermediate Swahili

This course builds on Elementary Swahili to enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills at a higher level. Aspects of Swahili/African culture will be expanded upon and highlighted as necessary components toward increasing communicative competence. Prerequisite for this course is SWA 102 or students may register with the instructor's permission. The maximum enrollment for this class is 15.

Advanced Swahili (Offered as Needed)

Advanced Swahili courses will be offered as needed for the student's level of fluency. For more information on advanced Swahili courses contact Professor Osoro.

If you have further questions please contact Professor Osoro at gosoro@wellesley.edu or (781)283-2589.

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Department of Africana Studies

Founders Hall 31
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

 

Filomina Steady
Department Chair

Tel: 781-283-2565


Susan Lange
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 781.283.2563
Fax: 781.283.3672