More Information on US Peace Corps Kiswahili Courses
This Peace Corps Language Training Curriculum is Competency Based, that is, it describes what the Learners will be able to do with the language. They actually study the language used by the Native speakers to express themselves in a variety of situations. Since Peace Corps Volunteers need to be able to function immediately in a new language and culture a Competency Based Curriculum includes the most essential language elements to survive in a new culture.
The curriculum is divided into topic areas based on the immediate needs of PCVs from their arrival in the host country and initi... Read Full Description
This guide is designed for the Swahili language training of Peace Corps volunteers and focuses on daily communication needs in that context. It consists of a series of 76 lessons, each containing vocabulary and phrase lists, dialogue, grammar notes, and exercises. Lesson topics include: greetings and introductions; numbers; commands; questions; expressing time; family; shopping; daily activities; getting and giving directions; the human body; health; housing; banking; weather; agriculture; colors; festivals; transportation; and travel. A Swahili-to-English glossary and list of useful phrases ar... Read Full Description