TI SWA 100T Beginners I and II



This is a 4-hour per day program. It is offered throughout the calendar year in Dar es Salaam and/or Arusha, and during selected times of the year in Nairobi and Nakuru.


A typical day from Monday to Friday commences at 9:00am and ends at 01:00pm and it includes the following:


09:00 – 10:00                            In-Class Instruction

10.00 – 10:30                            Health Break

10.30 – 11.30                            In-Class Instruction Continues

11:30 – 12:30                            Work With Teaching Assistant/s

12:30  – 01.00                            In-Class Wrap-up  (Q&A, Evaluation and Plans for Next Day)


The daily timetable may change depending on the subject matter planned for the day. These changes will take into account the fact that there will be, for example, academic excursion trips and visits to the local market, schools, hospitals, orphanages, etc. – depending on the student’s /participant’s interests.


Using Competence and Communicative-Based Approaches the Program intends to introduce the participant to the basics of Kiswahili language and culture. These will include, but not limited to, the following:


Participants will be provided with a systematic program detailing the times, chapters in the course book, grammar aspects to be covered each day, and the accompanying activities that will be involved in the teaching and learning process. Besides the normal homework that will be assigned by the instructor, there will be a written test every Friday. There may be surprise quizzes every now and then.


The teaching and learning methods will include Role Plays, Songs, Visits to local areas that are relevant to the lesson at hand, academic excursion trips*, and language games, among many others.


At the end of the program there will be written and oral examinations whose results will not only evaluate the success of the learning that will have been acquired, but also of the teaching that was made. The Final Evaluation to be made by the participants will also aid in improving on future programs.


* Academic Excursion Trips to Bagamoyo, Mikumi,/Ngorongoro National Parks, and  Zanzibar are optional but highly recommended. These will be agreed upon between Taaluma Institute and the participants. For the costs for such trips refer to the Taaluma Safaris Section of the Taaluma Institute Website.