SWA1111 - Swahili Language 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 1/3 20 minutes
Written examination 2/3 6 hours

Course content

This course offers an in-depth introduction to Swahili grammar and oral use, translation and language comprehension. The course includes exercises in reading and translating to and from Swahili based on texts that cover political, social and cultural topics. This course may be included in the Bachelor program in African studies.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

- Has an intermediate knoweldge of Swahili phonetics and phonology.
- Has additional knowledge of Swahili morphology, its morphosyntax and syntax, such as verbal inflection and verbal derivation.
- Has an intermediate knowledge of vocabulary and expressions in both written and spoken Swahili.


The candidate:

- Achieves in-depth use of vocabulary in Swahili for advanced tasks and complex communication in daily life.
- Attains an intermediate knowledge of grammatical rules, word structure and word order.
- Can demonstrate knowledge of complex sentence constructions in both written and spoken Swahili.
- Can do translations and understand texts at the intermediate level.
- Can compose descriptive and narrative texts and write about persons and events.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practical exercises in oral and written skills.
Obligatory assignments consists of 1 exercise in language comprehension, 1 exercise in grammar, 1 essay (200-300 words) and 1 exercise in translation.
Obligatory exercises must be approved before students are allowed to take the written and oral exam.

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

Assessment: written and oral exam. Failing in one part entails failing the entire course.

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 and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/3
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/3
Autumn ORD Written examination 2/3 2017-11-29 09:00 D106, bygg 3
Spring ORD Written examination 2/3 2018-06-05 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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