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Most of your learning will take place through everyday interactions with community workers. However, we do some classroom based learning of Swahili, cultural orientation, translation/interpretation, and briefing on Tanzania to foreigners and visitors. Language learning is essential to make more of their stay by being able to communicate and interact with people of Tanzania. Visitors with Afrishare are required to do this intensive program and the cost is included in the program costs. Since we work with community workers and community based organizations all the program costs goes into the community. Following are the cultural learning services provided by Afrishare:


Swahili Courses:


Beginner:

At the end of this course students will speak survival Swahili using simple vocabulary in different situations, e.g. introducing oneself, asking and answering simple questions, taking and giving simple messages to get food and services, etc.

 

Intermediate:

At the end of this course students will be able to comprehend written and spoken Swahili, e.g. reading and discussing short articles from newspapers and books, using basic functional vocabulary at work or as a tourist, and acquiring some idiomatic expressions.

 

Advanced:

This course is for those who have Intermediate Swahili and would like to refresh and improve. The objective is to enable trainees to have a working comprehension of political, economic, religious, and other issues of general interest and be able to express their thoughts on political, social, religious and economic issues, including in unfamiliar situations. Graduates will be able to support opinions and hypotheses, talk about abstract topics. and read Swahili fictional books. With the help of experienced Swahili and Cross-culture trainers, Swahili work books, language games, language community contact assignments, you will learn right from the start the words and phrases in everyday use.

 

Cross-Culture Training:

The objective is to provide learners with appropriate cultural knowledge and awareness and minimize their cultural shock to the new environment (e.g. do's and don'ts, gestures, and body language) and to breach cultural differences among nations . Afrishare is also able to arrange family hospitality programs, outings to local restaurants, traditional dances, and places of historical interest. Good News! Afrishare Solutions is now offering online cultural/educational interviews to different scholars as well as individuals! Everything you want to know about Africa -Tanzania and more!

 

Orientation Sessions:

General information on a number of issues about Tanzania so as to make foreigners aware of what's going on in their new environment. The sessions cover a variety of topics including politics, economic and social issues, law, business matters, environmental, and gender issues, etc. The introduction part of cultural orientation includes:

  1. Greetings
  2. African family life structure
  3. Rights of passages
  4. African life ceremonies
  5. Right of passages
  6. Circumssion
  7. Removal of the lower two front teeth
  8. Female Genital Mutilation

African life ceremonies

  • Marriages
  • Burials
  • Birth naming ceremonies
  • Sacrifices

Swahili books, tapes, & CD's for beginners and intermediates.

 

Translation/ Interpretation:

Swahili to English and English to Swahili.

 

Cost:

Courses are arranged accordance with the needs, objectives and time available of the trainees.The charges differ according to the number of trainees per class:
One student cost: USD $ 7.00 per hour
Two students, per head cost: USD $ 5.50 per hour
Three students, per head cost: USD $ 4.50 per hour
Four students, per head cost: USD $ 3.50 per hour
Five students, per head cost:USD $ 3.00 per hour

 

Payment:

Your booking will only be confirmed after paying a deposit of at least 60% of the total cost. The tuition fee is negotiable for organizations enrolling more than five (5) people at a time, especially volunteers, missionaries, students doing research, etc.

 

Individual or Tailor-Made Courses:

Most courses are conducted at our training centers in Moshi . However, arrangements can also be made for courses to be conducted outside our training centers. For courses conducted outside our centers, tuition fees will include travel costs for trainers.

 

Special "Intro to Tanzania" Package:

For the groups and an individuals, We meet you at the airport, full board accommodation, travel arrangements, Swahili language, and culture courses.

 

Cooking lessons

Learn different cooking style and recipes from our professional cooks and chefs local flavored food, African cooking which you can enjoy making when you return home.

 

Be part of the world culture!




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