SWA1101 - Swahili Language 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours

Course content

This course offers an introduction to the structure of the language and covers topics in the syntax, phonology, morphology and morphosyntax of Swahili. The course also offers a basic introduction to oral usage, translation and language comprehension. The course may be taken as a part of the bachelor's degree in African studies.

Learning outcome

The candidate:

- Has basic knowledge of Swahili phonetics and phonology
- Has basic knowledge of Swahili morphology, its morphosyntax and syntax
- Has basic knowledge of vocabulary and expressions in both written and spoken Swahili

The candidate:

- Achieves essential mastery in the use of vocabulary for everyday conversation
- Attains basic knowledge of grammatical rules of inflection, word structure and word order
- Attains a good knowledge of sentence construction, translation and comprehension
- Can compose simple texts and describe persons and events
- Can engage in basic conversation in Swahili

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practical exercises in oral and written skills. Obligatory assignments consists of 1 exercise in language comprehension, 2 essays (150-200 words), 1 exercise in grammar and 1 translation exercise.
Obligatory exercises have to be approved before students are allowed to take the written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 exercise in grammar
  • 1 exercise in language comprehension
  • 1 translation
  • 2 essay

Further on evaluation

If the candidate does not pass the exam there is no need to deliver new assignments in order to qualify for another first retry.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFSWA101 15.0


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-12-06 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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