SWAHILI • language workshops
After free promotional workshop where participants had the opportunity to meet with teachers, working method and the first words in Swahili, the Museum of African Art announced the enrollment in the Swahili - language workshops.
The workshops are intended for beginners. Eventually, each student will be qualified for basic communication in Swahili.
There is a Swahili proverb: MTU NI WATU, which means A PERSON IS PEOPLE.
Swahili is constantly being changed by its speakers who continually develop the language by including words borrowed from other languages. Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Persian and, more recently, English are the most noted contributors. However, there are traces of Portuguese and German, not to mention the contributions made by local languages. In a way, Swahili is a reflection of all the connections that have, in a long historical period, been created among different peoples!
As a language, Swahili presents no serious difficulties for Serbian speakers: the language is more or less written as it is spoken and uses the same ‘continental’ vowel sound system found in Serbian. For those who are interested in learning this language for personal development, travelling or communication with business partners in Africa, Swahili is the right choice! Swahili-language workshops will enable participants to learn basic words and phrases in an engaging and interactive way.
The workshops will be guided by:
He was born in Tanzania and he is presently MA year student of economics at the University of Belgrade. Swahili is his mother tongue, but he also speaks good English, Serbian (of course), and the local language –Zaniki.
Long-time simultaneous, consecutive and written English language translator. Galina graduated in English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She lived in Nairobi, Kenya, where she encountered Swahili and where she obtained the title of master of international relations at the United States International University.
For more information about the workshop contact Ivana Vojt, the MAA curator:
phone: 011/ 2651 654, 011/ 2651 269