Embrace Kiswahili, the lingua franca of East and Central Africa. As an official language of the African Union and the sole African language in the UN’s Directorate of Global Communications, Kiswahili not only opens doors for scholars in fields such as linguistics, anthropology, geography, archaeology, and sociology but also fosters cultural exchange, diplomatic engagement, and global understanding. Join over 200 million speakers worldwide in learning this language, enriched by Arabic influence and shaped by its history as a trade language and a vehicle for anti-colonial liberation.

Learn Kiswahili with

Meg Arenberg

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A

Arenberg has taught and tutored Kiswahili language at all levels to students of all ages and in a variety of settings over the last fifteen years, including courses for undergraduate and graduate students at Yale University, Indiana University, and Princeton University. As a scholar of 20th and 21st-century African literatures, she also teaches courses in literary and cultural studies and translation.  Prior to joining the Africa Institute, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

Registrations are now open for the next intake in Fall 2024!

Embrace Kiswahili, the lingua franca of East and Central Africa. As an official language of the African Union and the sole African language in the UN’s Directorate of Global Communications, Kiswahili not only opens doors for scholars in fields such as linguistics, anthropology, geography, archaeology, and sociology but also fosters cultural exchange, diplomatic engagement, and global understanding. Join over 200 million speakers worldwide in learning this language, enriched by Arabic influence and shaped by its history as a trade language and a vehicle for anti-colonial liberation.

Embrace Kiswahili, the lingua franca of East and Central Africa. As an official language of the African Union and the sole African language in the UN’s Directorate of Global Communications, Kiswahili not only opens doors for scholars in fields such as linguistics, anthropology, geography, archaeology, and sociology but also fosters cultural exchange, diplomatic engagement, and global understanding. Join over 200 million speakers worldwide in learning this language, enriched by Arabic influence and shaped by its history as a trade language and a vehicle for anti-colonial liberation.

Learn Kiswahili with

Meg Arenberg

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A

Arenberg has taught and tutored Kiswahili language at all levels to students of all ages and in a variety of settings over the last fifteen years, including courses for undergraduate and graduate students at Yale University, Indiana University, and Princeton University. As a scholar of 20th and 21st-century African literatures, she also teaches courses in literary and cultural studies and translation.  Prior to joining the Africa Institute, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

Registrations are now open for the next intake in Fall 2024!

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