Introductory Swahili I & II

SWAH 1010 | Introduction to Swahili I & II

The Introductory Swahili language courses are designed to help students learn Swahili language and cultures for basic conversations with native speakers.

Students will learn how to greet others, introduce themselves, and talk about a variety of topics of common interest. Students will also have an opportunity to explore, experience, and engage in some civic work in the Charlottesville Swahili immigrant community. Part of the course activities will involve engagement opportunities where students will share their culture and experiences with Swahili native speakers in Charlottesville while they discuss and address some of the Swahili speakers interests.

Professor Anne Rotich

Student Work

Reflection: Free Clinic

For our community engagement project, we translated patient forms from English to Swahili. The forms we translated are used by the Charlottesville Free Clinic, which provides free medical and dental care to uninsured adults. Read more…

Reflection: Youth Connections

When my group initially discussed what our community engagement project would look like we decided we wanted to make direct relationships with the local youth with a primary focus on immigrant students who spoke Swahili. Read more…

Reflection: What have I learned?

For our community engagement project, we translated patient forms from English to Swahili. The forms we translated are used by the Charlottesville Free Clinic, which provides free medical and dental care to uninsured adults. Read more…

Reflection: Deluna

Last Fall, in an effort to engage with the local Swahili community and fortify bonds between the University community and wider Charlottesville community as part of Swahili 1010 class, my peers and I met with several Swahili community members. Read more…

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