Learn Swahili with The Pimsleur Method

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Swahili, or Kiswahili, is the most widely-spoken African language, and is spoken throughout East Africa. It's an official national language in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Pimsleur's Swahili teaches Standard Swahili as spoken in and around Nairobi, Kenya. Learn Swahili today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (15)
  • It works (15)
  • Portable (13)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Fun (11)

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    • Self-improvement (9)
    • Fun (8)
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    4.0

    Swahili

    By Anna

    from UK

    Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I have been trying to learn Swahili and must say that it is not the easiest language (and I should know, I speak 5 others). Following Pimsleur made it somehow easier to understand, to sink in and to have the confidence to speak. I have completed Phase 1 and wonder what next. You should really consider Phase 2, even though I presume Swahili isn't as popular as Spanish.

     
    5.0

    Really good

    By KidogoKidogo

    from kenya

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Really, any language you want to learn pimsleur delivers if you take the 15-30 a day it takes, seriously, they dont pay me, I paid them for the lessons download.

      I recomend it anyone who wants to learn any language, my Kiswahili is getting better with each passing day. I wish they'll have Kiswahili set 2.
      Thanks,

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Must-Do Course for Africa Travel!

      By scampytails

      from Canada

      About Me Missionary, Traveler, Volunteer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Best Swahili Course
      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Learn Swahili Online
      • Learn Swahili Quickly
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable
      • Swahili Mp3 Downloads

      Cons

      • Numbers Lessons 2 Many
      • Time Lessons 2 Many

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      We have travelled extensively in East Africa and also served as missionaries in the Eastern and Southern Congo where Swahili is spoken. This is the best method to get you speaking quickly and clearly! Whether you are going on safari in Kenya or Tanzania, or are doing charitable work in a Swahili-speaking region, knowing some of the local language will enhance your experience 100-fold! We've re-done this course twice already and each time it has improved our skills in Swahili.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it and it works!

      By language fan

      from Pennsauken, NJ

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No Advanced Program

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      This program really works! I love it, I never thought it could be this easy to learn a new language. I was absolutely surprised with how much I had learned in my first week of studying.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Practice

      By Pittsspotter

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Professor, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Travel

        Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I can listen and participate on the road when I'm alone on long trips. I love being able to hear Kenyan pronunciation and practice before I actually have to embarrass myself in front of Kenyans. I merely wish Pimsleur made a second course.

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