Books and Documents

1. Student's Books

Each student should have the following materials:

Hinnebusch, Thomas J. & Mirza, Sarah. Kiswahili: Msingi wa kusema, kusoma na kuandika (Swahili: A Foundation for Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Lanham, New York, London: University Press of America, 1979.

Moshi, J. Lioba. Kitabu Cha Wanafunzi Wa Mwaka Wa Kwanza (Swahili Exercises for First Year Students). University Press of America: University Press of America, 1988.

Perrott, D. V. Swahili. New York: David McKay, 1957.

Zawawi, Sharifa. Kiswahili Kwa Kitendo: An Introductory Course. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1993.

Zawawi, Sharifa. Jifunze Kiswahili Chetu: Workbook. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1993.

For those who would like seeking to learn Kiswahili on their own, Zawawi's books, according to many Kiswahili teachers, lend themselves to a self-paced program. It comes with audio-tapes and the author has given a suggested "syllabus" for anyone wishing to learn the language. It is a very widely used book and available from the publisher. As for the audio-tapes, refer to the author herself.

2. Audio-tapes

The MLL Multimedia Laboratory, located in the basement of the Puryear Hall, houses two kinds of Kiswahili tapes. One set is Zawawi's, the recommended tapes for the Self-Paced Program. The other set is . For information on the use of the tapes, refer to the MLL Laboratory's policies.

3. Videos for the Course

    1) Mikono na Uso Safi (Clean Hands and Face) - Kenya
    2) Meno safi yenye nguvu (Clean and Strong Teeth) - Kenya
    3) More Time - Zimbabwe (Tamthilia ya Vijana/Ukimvi)
    4) Kuzaliwa Afrika (Born in Africa) - Uganda

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