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    Ohio University
  Nov 18, 2017
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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SWAH 1120 - Elementary Swahili II

This is the second course of two-semester first-year sequence. A continuation of 1110 covering the different types of nouns in Swahili. By now, students will have covered all the noun classes and will begin to see their relevance to various aspects of Swahili grammar. It will become clear that once you know the class of noun in question, the grammar can easily be derived from a consistent pattern. Learners will also broaden their vocabulary and they will be able to engage in more complex dialogues. Although some dialogues will be tailored to accomplish grammatical ends, Also do dialogues for the sake of it in order to promote confidence in oral communication. Learners are encouraged to pay attention to the way the sample dialogues are structured and try to model their dialogues along similar lines. Learners are encouraged to test your skills to the limit without focusing too much on grammatical mistakes. The best language learners are the adventurous people who are willing to test anything they have learned, even when they do not do it correctly. In addition, listening tasks and lab work will be assigned to ensure that students are increasing their knowledge of Swahili. Some time will be set aside to do pronunciation drills to ensure that learners get their pronunciation right. To promote reading skills, the instructor will introduce some basic Swahili booklets to be used as class readers. Attempts will also be made to invite classroom guests who will speak in Swahili in order to give learners a chance to listen to accents other than their instructor’s. A lot of the classroom exercises will involve conversation with a colleague. Attempts will be made to ensure that students speak with different people in each speaking task. Finally, updating of portfolio will continue. Material from new topics must be integrated into the students’ portfolio in a creative way.

Requisites: SWAH 1110
Credit Hours: 4
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

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