Critical Language Scholarship Program | Arusha, Tanzania
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Arusha, Tanzania

Program Dates:

June 07 - July 30, 2021

Hosting Institution:


Pro­gram Overview

The CLS Program’s vir­tu­al pro­gram­ming in 2021 com­pris­es approx­i­mate­ly 20 hours of lan­guage activ­i­ties per week, including:

  • 10 hours of face-to-face (syn­chro­nous) small group class 
  • 10 – 15 hours of syn­chro­nous and asyn­chro­nous activities:
    • Indi­vid­ual feed­back ses­sions with instructors
    • Asyn­chro­nous instruc­tion, such as review­ing video recordings 
    • Cul­tur­al activities
    • Indi­vid­ual and group home­work assignments 
    • Direct­ed inde­pen­dent study
    • Reg­u­lar meet­ings with a lan­guage part­ner for con­ver­sa­tion practice

The Swahili pro­gram is host­ed by the MS Train­ing Cen­tre for Devel­op­ment Coop­er­a­tion (MS-TCDC), a state-of-the-art devel­op­ment man­age­ment train­ing insti­tu­tion, locat­ed in Usa Riv­er, Arusha in north­ern Tan­za­nia. Estab­lished in 1967, MS-TCDC has gained a rep­u­ta­tion for high qual­i­ty train­ing of civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions and their part­ners, donors, and gov­ern­ment agen­cies. In addi­tion to Swahili lan­guage cours­es, MS-TCDC offers a range of short-term train­ing cours­es for inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment prac­ti­tion­ers as well as accred­it­ed cer­tifi­cate pro­grams, diplo­mas, bachelor’s, and master’s pro­grams. Vis­it the MS-TCDC web­site for more infor­ma­tion on their year-round lan­guage, cul­ture, and train­ing programs.