Saturday, April 11, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Learn to Speak Swahili

This coming term at Melville Intermediate we will be going full throttle into our video production and projects. At the end of term one we had selected students create various language videos for publishing as guides for the rest of the year. This is 'Learn to Speak Swahili'. We are incredibly fortunate to have a number of cultures at our school. This was produced by the students on Wednesday 8th April 2009.


  1. When I was growing up in Yorkshire, England my grandad had a traditional way of counting up to 20. Here it is..
    1 to 5 - Yan, tan, tethera, methera, pip.
    6 to 10 - Sethera, leathera, overa, dovera, dick.
    11 to 15 - Yanadick, tanadick, tetheradick, metheradick, bumfit.
    16 to 20 - Yanabum, tanabum, tetherabum, metherabum, jiggit.

    I bet you're laughing at 10 and 15!
    Mr F.

  2. Nice job girls. We will be watching this series very closely! One of our class members is from Congo as well and his family speak Swahili and French as well as English at home.