The Course of Ikinyarwanda is structured in a way that enables learners to seamlessly and gradually acquire practical conversational skills while, at the same time, they consolidate their capacity to read, to compose and to understand the myriad cultural nuances contained in everyday life dialogues conducted in the language of Ikinyarwanda.

 

A COURSE ORGANIZED IN LEVELS

 Level Organization :

 Typical Didactic Activities :

 Characteristics:

  • Body of text to acquire expressions, vocabulary
  • Modular grammar contents for sentence making
  • Gradual cultural introductions for wider contextual grasp
  • Extensive practice activities for quick language mastery

 

 Learner Abilities after the Level :

  • Practical use of learned concepts, contents and skills, focusing on :
    • Listening and Speaking
    • Reading comprehension and Writing composition

 

  • Confidence to engage a conversation in Ikinyarwanda
  • Materials guidance, tips, explanations
  • Tutor explanations
  • Retention and Review practice activities
  • Role-play and other didactic Games
  • Practice exercises and Homework
  • One-on-one conversational Listening, Speaking practice activities
  • Outdoor, public conversational practice activities
  • Evaluations, Feedback and Remedial plans

 

 Materials used during activities are :

  • Retention aides, Flashcards, picture cards, etc.
  • Games, Cards, etc.
  • Lesson Printouts
  • story books and texts
  • Audio recording contents
  • Online video materials for practice

 

STRUCTURE OF A LEVEL, SCHEDULES AND IN-TAKES

LEVEL, SubLevel

Specifications

Number of hours

Duration

In-takes Schedules

 LEVEL

 Sub - Level 1

 35 Class Lessons

 35 Homework

 4 Tests

 7 Reviews

 2 Outdoor Activities

 Class : 35 Hours

 Homework : 35 Hours

 Tests : 2 Hours

 Reviews : 7 Hours

 Activities : 4 Hours

 9 weeks

  1. January, 2nd Week 
  2. March, 4th Week
  3. June, 4th Week
  4. September, 2nd Week

 Sub - Level 2

 35 Class Lessons

 35 Homework

 4 Tests

 7 Reviews

 2 Outdoor Activities

 Class : 35 Hours

 Homework : 35 Hours

 Tests : 2 Hours

 Reviews : 7 Hours

 Activities : 4 Hours

 9 weeks

  • Each Lesson lasts for between 1.5 hours and 2 hours
  • Each Outdoor activity lasts between 2 hours and 3 hours
  • All Intensive classes and all Individual classes start anytime the learner(s) are ready to start

 

EVALUATIONS IN A LEVEL

Assessment

Description

Outcomes

 1. Entry Information Form

 To gather applicant information for registration

 To gather applicant expectations

 Enrolment

 2. Entry Test

 To Test applicant estimated enrolment abilities

 Corresponding to previous Level Exit Test

 Admission to Level

 3. Progress Evaluations

 To Test learner’s skills against Level contents

 There will be 4 tests in total

 There is a test for every 10 lessons

 Test grades

 Field assessment

 Remedial Plans

 4. Field Activities/Tests

 To Test learner’s Level skills in life situations

 There will be 4 field activities in total

 There is a field activity every 10 lessons

 5. Mid-course Feedback

 To gather learner feedback on on-going Level

 Remedial plans

 6. Exit Test

 Test learner’s skills against Level abilities

 Corresponding to next Level Entry Test

 Level Completion report

 Remedial Plans

 7. Exit Award

 Rewards learner’s passing Level Exit Test

 Every Level has its own Exit Award

 Level Certificate

 8. Exit Feedback Form

 To gather learner’s feedback on studied Level

 To gather applicant learning experience

 Report for Learner

 Level Exit