About The Project
East Africa - an Overview
Teaching Swahili




(Supported by a Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities)
Kenya Tanzania  Uganda Burundi  Rwanda

Kiswahili Language Lessons

Kiswahili language lessons are telecast live two times a week on the School District of Philadelphia Network, Cable Channel 51 and 52. The program, "'Tuzungumze Kiswahili' Let's Speak Swahili", is televised on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The instructor is Dr. Alwiya Omar, African Language Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Omar and her invited guests who are from East Africa or have visited East Africa share the cultural aspects of the different countries where Kiswahili is spoken--the people, the history, and the geography.

Broadcasts began September 15, 1997, and continue through May 29, 1998. Programs are replayed on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m., on Fridays at 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Videotapes of the televised language programs will be made available to school districts, teachers, and interested organizations at cost at the end of the 1997-98 school year.

Previous Menu Home Page What's New Search Disclaimer