Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Learn to Speak and Understand Swahili with Pimsleur Language Programs
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5 Lessons

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

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson of Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Swahili.

Description

5 Lessons

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

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson of Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Swahili.

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    5.0

    I intend to continue with course

    By Peanut

    from Teaxs

    About Me Business person, Student

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

    Cons

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      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

      Easy to understand, can be repeated as many times as needed.

       
      5.0

      The best!!

      By Teri

      from Springfield, mo

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      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

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        Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

        I have only used levels 1-5 so far but I am planning on purchasing the whole thing. I have used the Swahili lessons with my 12 year old daughter and we can both speak more Swahili in 5 lessons than I have in any of the other programs I have tried. Pimaleur is awesome! Sometimes it seems a little fast but you would be surprised at what you remember the second day. We do each lesson 2 days in a row just for good measure. We really love it.

         
        4.0

        Very clear, good for pronunciation

        By Dr S

        from Santa Barbara,CA

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        • It Works

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        • Bit Dull Sometimes

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        Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

        I had started listening to a CD of Swahili lessons in the car. That was ok, but the speaking was so fast it was hard to learn phrases. I downloaded Pimsler on my iPad and can sit in a quiet place and really focus on the clear, carefully pronounced dialogues in the lessons. I like the breakdown by syllables and the explanation of what the words mean so they can be used in phrases I make up for what I want to say.
        The Pimsler technique is really great in how it brings back new words you learn throughout the subsequent dialogues. The only drawback is that the lessons move a bit slowly and can be a bit dull sometimes, but I think the benefits outweigh that.

         
        5.0

        The best way to go

        By Bwana Mark

        from Cross River, NY

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

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          • Self-improvement
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          Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

          This is the fourth time I am using Pimsleur and I always enjoys and have profited from the experience.

          I used an earlier version of the Swahili course six and a half years ago and this one is different. The voices are different (except for the narrator) and some of the language is different as well. In the first course, the word for a young woman was "bibi" and now it is "dada." I wonder why that change and several of the others.

          My only criticism is the total lack of affect on the part of the speakers, especially the young woman. I doubt that the people of West Africa are that constricted.

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