This course is designed to give students and health professionals in-depth cultural background via discussions of everyday life and contemporary issues while developing advanced language skills. It provides the language and intercultural skills needed to function in the fields of food and health, global health, community health, and the environment.
The program will be delivered through a three-credit online course. Your program will employ experiential learning opportunities and include lessons in cultural awareness, grammar, comprehension, dialogue and academic related vocabulary through lectures and discussion.
Classes and language activities are taught by native teachers with experience teaching Kiswahili to foreigners by using oral proficiency-based methods. You will also be exposed to songs and other forms of art and media to engage and enhance interactions among students.
In addition to this online course, SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive Swahili Language for Health Sciences J-term immersion program in Arusha, Tanzania.
- Build Kiswahili language skills to prepare for a career as a health professional.
- Learn about herbal medicine and intercultural health practices.