STARTALK Classroom Video - National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) - Swahili

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This lesson was filmed during the tenth week of a first semester course at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. There are 22 students enrolled in the course. The students in this class had not previously learned this material and had not rehearsed the class prior to the actual filming of the lesson.

The instructor, Zablon Mgonja, participated in a 2009 STARTALK teacher training program sponsored by NCOLCTL and has incorporated best practices featured in the training into his teaching.

Language: Swahili

Proficiency Level: Novice

Program Director: Antonia Schleicher

Instructor: Zablon Mgonja, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Age of Learners: 19 - 22 years

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Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student
  • Teacher


  • Swahili

Proficiency Level(s): 

  • Novice

Material Type(s): 

  • Video
  • Instruction

Grade Level(s): 

  • Undergraduate