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    Ohio University (Student)

    Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ohio University, Athens, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    "Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili" is a four-week (July 8-August 2, 2019) intensive language program targeting 17 participants to receive a total of 108 hours of Swahili instruction every weekday. Students will attend five hours of instruction per day, Mondays through Thursdays, and seven hours on Fridays for 20 days. The participants, who will enroll in the elementary and intermediate classes, will be drawn from Ohio University undergraduate students, students from other four-year institutions in Ohio, as well as high school students from schools within the vicinity of Ohio University. OHIO’s program will include two sections with different targeted levels of proficiency, offering four credit hours of college credit for Elementary Swahili I (Novice-Mid) and Intermediate Swahili I (Novice High/ Intermediate Mid) each. The program will integrate culture, content, and language in classroom instruction and through instructional field trips, and will lead students on a virtual journey to East Africa.

    The theme is "Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili. We aim for students to learn Swahili in an immersion context to prepare them for study abroad in East Africa or to work where the use of Swahili will be essential. The program will integrate culture, content, and language and will lead students on a journey to East Africa. The program integrates the STARTALK approach by providing learners with ample opportunities to use the target language in simulated and real life contexts with the ultimate goal of equipping learners with interpersonal and presentational skills necessary for communication. During the first week of the program, students will learn Swahili greetings, self- introductions, talking about their families and a comparative analysis of the East African and American daily routines. The second week will focus on food and meals. Students will learn the Swahili names of the popular food items in East Africa, how to buy ingredients required for preparing different types of food, how to cook various types of popular Swahili cuisines, and how to place an order at
    a restaurant. In addition, students will learn numbers counting, negotiating and converting currencies, as well as how to welcome visitors to their host family’s home. The third week will focus on the East African seasons/weather, clothes, kangas and the Maasai Shukas. A simulation of a typical East African marketplace will be staged to enable the students to participate in bargaining and buying various clothing items
    at the market. The fourth week will focus on the places of interest to visit while in East Africa and different modes of transport. Students will go hiking around the Athens campus area for simulations and will visit East African immigrant communities and the Angaza Cultural Festival. The final days of the program will be for linking all the aspects learned in class through various situations of life in East Africa. We will have ongoing evaluations and assessments.

    Contact(s)
    (740) 597-2756
    cutcher@ohio.edu
    Program Website

    Indiana University (Student)

    IU STARTALK Swahili - Language and Culture

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week program with a theme ‘Virtual Visit to East Africa’ will have two sections with proficiency level of Novice Mid (Section 1) and Novice High (Section 2). Total number of participants expected is 20 ranging from rising 8th to 12th graders (15 new and 5 returning). They will receive IU pre-college credits. Classes will meet daily for 5 hours for 20 days from June 5 to July 3 and each day will include instructional time, conversation breakout sessions, and simulated field trips. There will be a graduation ceremony on the last day of the program for the students to showcase their achievement to the community, and so total instructional time will be 98 hours. Students will have a daily 45-minute lunch break when they can interact with each other with the help of conversation partners.

    Contact(s)
    (812) 855-3323
    aomar@indiana.edu
    Program Website

    University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Student)

    KU STARTALK Swahili Academy

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The University of Kansas STARTALK Swahili Academy is an intensive program that will welcome 20 non-heritage learners in grades 7–12 to study and explore the cultures of the Swahili–speaking world for 120 instructional-hours over the course of four weeks. By the end of the program learners will be expected to advance their Swahili language proficiency to at least novice high, or intermediate low proficiency levels, according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks, and high school level participants will earn five semester hours of college credit. Classroom implementation of the curriculum and learning plans will integrate language, culture, and content based on the World Readiness Standard of Learning Languages, backward curriculum design, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning. Throughout the program learners will be evaluated using integrated performance-based assessment, and they will have opportunities to explore the rich Swahili culture through activities such as cooking lessons, culture presentations, and field trips. They will be taught by native speakers who have experience teaching in the United States and are knowledgeable about the ACTFL proficiency guidelines, the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, Oral Proficiency Interview, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning.

    Contact(s)
    (785) 864-3832
    wawireb@ku.edu