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Learn Swahili from Beginner to Advanced, at your own pace.

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I have been giving Swahili lessons since 2004. Both beginners and average speakers.
Although private lessons are always adapted to your own learning needs, I try to combine both grammar and conversation skills in the lessons. In addition, culture also comes up for discussion, because in my opinion it is inextricably linked to language.

Extra information

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The price includes Dutch teaching materials.

The beginners course lasts about 10 weeks (for an average student).

Location

At teacher's location: Couperusweg, Almere, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Almere Stad, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:Dutch, Swahili, English

About Me

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Hujambo,

in 2000 I first came into contact with Swahili during my internship in Tanzania. 5 years later I decided to transfer my knowledge of Swahili to others.
But East Africa, and especially Tanzania, is my second home. Until 2019, as a tour operator and tour guide, I spent much of the year in Tanzania.

I like to transfer knowledge and watch people grow. So teaching has become my work and hobby: 3 days a week as a tourism teacher at HBO and at least 3 evenings a week in Swahili.

During the lessons I not only take the time to talk about grammar, but also the culture is discussed. Their world view is so beautifully reflected in their language.

Karibu Africa!

Education

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HBO: Tropical Agriculture, Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, graduated in 2001
HBO Biology teacher, HvA, graduated in 2008
HBO-Master: Teacher training, Hogeschool Utrecht, graduated in 2010

Experience / Qualifications

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Lecturer Swahili and founder of Swahililes.nl
Since 2005 I have been teaching both individually and in class
At A1, A2 and B1 level.

Reviews (1)

Vorige week mijn eerste Swahili les gehad, docent Cynthia is zeker een aanrader. Ik heb het als zeer prettig ervaren. Goed lesmateriaal en zeker wat ze je toestuurt per mail de oefeningen en als cadeau muziek tussen door.
Swahili is the language spoken in Kenya and Tanzania. In this course I will teach you both the language and the culture of these countries. To reach A1 level I will teach you the basic grammer. We will include dialogs as introducing yourself; buying fruits on the market, asking for directions. To reach A2 level I will teach you more in dept grammer. Dialoges included are talking about weather, work and hollidays. To reach B1 level we will continue with more complex grammer. And you will be asked to perform presentations on different subjects.
Swahili is spoken in Kenya and Tanzania. It is the most widely spoken Bantu language in Africa. In my A1 course I take you from zero to A1 level. In the beginning it will be a bit awkward, with small sentences, but at the end of the course you will be able to have simple conversations, such as buying fruit or booking a room. Knowledge and facts alternate in this course. We cover vocabulary and grammar of the language. The pronunciation will also be discussed, and we will practice small conversations. Topics covered include: - greetings and introduce yourself; - Various groups of nouns; - Count; - Sentence structure; - Present, past and future tense; - Direct object and indirect object; - Ask for directions; shopping at the market.
This is the continuation of the beginners course and leads to A2 + level. The course starts with a short review of the material from the beginners course and then continues with the more complex grammar. Topics that are discussed here include: the weather, the little words, safari, narrative, writing letters and topics related to your own destination. Speaking skills and writing skills become more important in these lessons. For example, it is expected that you can give a small presentation, and you will be challenged to do the emails to the teacher as much as possible in Swahili.

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