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TI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM COURSES 2014



Regular Summer Study Abroad Programs

&

Specialized Programs Throughout the Calendar Year  2014

in Dar es Salaam/Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Nairobi/Nakuru (Kenya)

 

Dar es Salaam/Arusha/Kilimanjaro

Nairobi

Nakuru

Between January 15th – May 30th

  • Specialized programs on demand including

Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced SWA I&2

  • Introduction to Kiswahili Culture I (Swahili Music, Choreography, Film and Literature)
  • Introduction to Kiswahili Culture II (Swahili Clothing, Cuisine, Art, Architecture and Philosophy)

From June 2:

  • -Beginning SWA I&2
  • -Intermediate SWA 1&2

From June 9:

  • -Beginning SWA I&2
  • -Intermediate SWA 1&2
  • Specialized programs on demand

From June 30:

  • Beginning SWA I&2
  • Intermediate SWA 1&2

From August 4:

  • Advanced SWA I&2
  • Introduction to Kiswahili Culture I (Swahili Music, Choreography, Film and Literature)
  • Introduction to Kiswahili Culture II (Clothing, Cuisine, Art, Architecture and Philosophy)

Between September 30-December 15

  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced SWA1 & 2
  • Specialized programs on demand
From June 2:

  • -Beginning SWA I&2
  • -Intermediate SWA 1&2

From June 9:

  • Advanced SWA I&2
  • Specialized programs on demand

From June 30:

  • Beginning SWA I&2
  • Intermediate SWA 1&2

From August 4:

  • Beginning SWA 2
  • Intermediate SWA 2
From June 2 

  • -Beginning SWA I&2
  • -Intermediate SWA 1&2
  • Specialized programs on demand

From June 30:

  • Beginning SWA I&2
  • Intermediate SWA 1&2

From August 4

  • 4 weeks programs only depending on demand

 

(Note: The SWA 1&2 Programs are for 4, 6 and 8 weeks. In special cases 2-week SWA1&2 very intensive courses may be offered on demand)

 

Program Description

Taaluma Institute (East Africa) programs offer students of Kiswahili-as-a-foreign-language opportunities to study Kiswahili language, literature and culture, conduct research or do academic internships through a structured immersion program in the culture and society of the Swahili speaking people of east Africa. The institute provides a choice to study Kiswahili language and culture at the Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced or Superior levels; and also offers customized Kiswahili to learners with special interests in such fields as law, health care, gender studies, politics etc. It also caters for individuals who are interested in placement in public, community or private organizations to do research, internship or volunteer in community work. All courses in the program are designed and run by experienced professors from the University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with professors from American universities for the Dar es Salaam and Arusha/Kilimanjaro programs. In Kenya the 2014 programs will be based in Nairobi and Nakuru cities in collaboration with experienced professors from Kenyatta and Egerton universities respectively.

All streams in the program are structured to allow interested learners to combine language study with community internships. Regular language classes run from 9:00 – 12:00 (or 1:00 pm for the advanced courses) and community internships start at 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Students interested in studying Kiswahili language only need not enroll in community work, and on the other hand, those who are not interested in language study can register in full-time community internships without the in-class language component.  Each participant who chooses to study Kiswahili will be required to fulfill all course requirements including continuous assessment tests and end-course exams after every four-week sessions. A certificate of completion will be awarded to each candidate who completes the course requirements at the end of each course/session.

In the research and community service components, participants are assigned research guides who meet with them for an agreed number of hours per week to familiarize them with local culture and guide them to important places and venues for their research. Learners interested in academic research are assigned to professors in their areas of interests for consultation for a required number of hours per week. Besides tuition and registration fees, the program charges a small fee to pay the research guides and consulting professors to commit and hold them responsible to their assignments.

Course Structure & Schedules

Certificates are awarded to candidates who successfully complete programs in the following schedules. Please indicate your choice clearly in the application form.

Module 1: Three (3) hours a day (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Module 2: Four (4) hours a day (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Kiswahili Language and Culture courses for 2014 (Choose between 4, 6 to 8 weeks programs

  1. Beginning Kiswahili I & II
  2. Intermediate Kiswahili I & II
  3. Advanced Kiswahili I&II
  4. Superior Level Kiswahili (texts and contexts, – contemporary issues in the context of the Swahili world)

Kiswahili for Specific Purpose Programs – Advanced Kiswahili (SWA 300 level) courses and above

  1. SWA 300T: Introduction to Literature in Kiswahili
  2. SWA 301T: Introduction to Linguistics in Kiswahili
  3. SWA 302T: Kiswahili for Social and Health Science Research
  4. SWA 303T: Advanced Kiswahili for Legal Services
  5. SWA 304T: Advanced Kiswahili for Politics and Business Services
  6. SWA 305T: Advanced Kiswahili for Environmental and Conservation issues
  7. SWA 306T: Introduction to Kiswahili Culture (Taught in Kiswahili)

Evaluation rubric per course unit

»        Weekly in-class grammar tests every Friday – 30%

»        3 Weekly essays (15%)/oral presentations (15%) on culture, due every Friday – 30%

»        Final exam  – On Friday of each fourth week – 40%

Guided Research/Community Internship/Volunteer Programs (Dar es Salaam)

 

a.      Teaching English at various levels

i.      Teaching English in primary and secondary schools in Dar es Salaam
ii.      Teaching English to Mwenge Wood Carvers Youth Group – Mwenge shopping centre Dar es Salaam
iii.      Teaching Chinese to Mwenge Wood Carvers Youth Group – Mwenge shopping centre Dar es Salaam

b.      Hospitals, health services and Orphanage
i.      Volunteering at Mwenge Health Center
ii.      Discussion with students at University of Dar es Salaam Health Center- Reproductive Health section
iii.      CHAKUWAMA Orphanage Center – Mori Road in Dar es Salaam
iv.      SOS Children’s Village, Dar es Salaam
c.       Internship/volunteer work with NGOs/CBDs community/public services orgs. 
i.      Volunteering at the Tanzania Gender Networking Program, Dar es Salaam
ii.      Internship with Parapanda theatre Lab. Promoters of Theatre for Development in Tanzania.
iii.      The Mwenge Youth Program – Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
iv.      National Institute for Medical research (NIMR)


Program Costs calculation in $

Item Below 4 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks

Sub-total in $

Tuition Fees for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels 20 per hour 3hr/day: 800 3hr/day:1,000 3hr/day:1,600
4hr/day:1,000 4hr/day:1,200 4hr/day:1,720
Peer Research guide @ 20 per work-day
Academic advisor2 hour meeting schedule per week @50 per week
Registration, Administration costs, Airport pickup /drop-off @200

200

 

»     Students who are not interested in the language component will not be required to pay any tuition fees.

»     Students are responsible for round-trip airfare from wherever they are (e.g. $1,500-2,000 for those coming from the USA), processing entry visa to TZ/Kenya, their living expenses (about $15 per day for meals), and pre-travel vaccinations in their home countries.

Accommodation

Individuals can choose from these accommodation options – depending on first-come first-served availability – all within or close by to the University of Dar es salaam. Home stay or hotel accommodation is available for both Dar es Salaam and Nakuru for the 2014 programs.

 

Hostel/Hotel

Room occupancy

Amenities

Cost in $

UDSM Statistics Hostel – Changanyiken 2 people per room Two beds, desk, common hostel bathroom (Cold shower) 30 per day per person
Makongo Lifelight Hotel

Tanzania

1 person per single room Self contained hotel-styled room with bathroom (warm shower) 40 per day, per person
UDSM Research Flats

Tanzania

2 people per room Furnished Studio bedroom – 2 beds, a bathroom, kitchen area (stove & fridge) sofa and TV and complimentary breakfast 45 per day per person
Uplands Center Hotel at Changanyikeni 1 person per single room Self contained hotel-styled room with bathroom (warm shower) 40 per day, per person
Home stayTanzania and Kenya Stay in a local family Home provides separate bedroom, family shared breakfast and dinner – Lunch on your own 160 per week


Weekend Academic Safaris (2014)

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