Language Resource: World Cup 2010 Conversations - Swahili with Swahili and English Subtitles

As in many parts of the world, the FIFA World Cup Tournament commands the attention of many. In 2010, the World Cup took place in South Africa. Though far from the Horn of Africa, many there shared the excitement of the first World Cup staged on the African continent. This short film captures some of the tension between the demands of work and watching World Cup matches. The characters also explore some of the debates around African football. The same situation is offered in five languages. These videos introduce students to the languages and social interactions. Language students can also use the videos to sharpen their listening and comprehension skills. The skit here is presented in Swahili.

Compare this to the same skit in the other languages. What differences do you notice?

You can also watch this with English language subtitles.

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