Career as a Foreign Language Lecturer | Teacher – Swahili


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Swahili language is a language of the Bantu people. It is also referred to as Kiswahili. It is spoken in the following countries;Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

A foreign language teacher therefore helps students learn Swahili language while using a language the students already understand as a point of reference. For instance, the teacher would be teaching Swahili to English speaking students by using English as a point of reference to translate from the Swahili Language.


Teach skills and knowledge in Swahili language instruction to students utilizing core curriculum and other appropriate learning activities approved by the Board of Education
Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the Swahili language curriculum
Prepare and deliver lessons
Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
Devise, write and produce new materials, including audio and visual resources
Prepare and set tests, examination papers and exercises
Mark and provide appropriate feedback on oral and written work
Develops pupil understanding and appreciation of Swahili culture of the people of Native Swahili Speaking Countries
Attend and contribute to training sessions
Participate in marketing events for the language school
Undertake administrative tasks, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.
Select and requisition books, instructional aids and instructional supplies and maintains required inventory records
Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
Any other duties assigned


A Bachelor’s Degree or Recognized Certification Swahili Language or

Linguistics or a related field.


Materials needed to study Swahili include;

Swahili Dictionary

Swahili Instructional Book

Swahili to English (or other) translation book

Swahili Tutorial videos to help in pronounciation and helping reference context of where words are used

Native Fluency or fluency in language of reference.


Good Memory
Good Research skills
Great Communicator
Good listener
Good problem solving skills
Good at motivating students
Ability to meet deadlines
Good Command of Language both oral and written
Ability to handle students with different learning levels


A good command of Swahili Language can lead to the following opportunities.
Interpreter | Translator


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