On 4th January 2023, the Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Edwin Babeiya, awarded certificates to 105 students who graduated from Teaching Kiswahili as a foreign language course.
The course facilitator, Dr. Rose Mbijima said, the Department of Languages and Literature offers this short course once in each semester. She added that the objective of the course is to enable student-teachers acquire basic skills and methods of teaching Kiswahili within and outside the country.
Speaking during the event, Dr. Babeiya remarked that, Teaching Kiswahili as a Foreign Language is an ideal course for local and foreign teachers destined to work in Tanzania and other countries where Kiswahili is used. He added that, the skills and methods gained would assist graduates looking for opportunities for self-employment.
There is no doubt that Kiswahili is the fastest and most rapidly growing language in Africa and the world. Henceforth, teaching Kiswahili through these short courses likely to attract people from every corner of the world to learn basic language skills.