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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download
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This course includes Lessons 21-25 from the Swahili Level 1 Program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Swahili.
Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Swahili. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet is included with your download.
The Swahili Language
Swahili, or Kiswahili, the most widely-spoken African language, is a Bantu language spoken by approximately 5 million native-speakers living mainly along the East African coast from Somalia to the North Africa coastline of Madagascar. Up to an additional 150 million people speak Swahili as a second language. 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.
Written Swahili uses 24 letters from the Roman alphabet, excepting C, Q, and X, and including an additional letter “CH."
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
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- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.
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- Easy to use
- It Works
- Perfects Accent
- Need more lessons
- No writing component
- Reading Lesson Is Limited
Comments about Swahili Phase 1, Unit 21-25:
This is a great course to start learning Kiswahili. I am not good at learning languages but this course's method has enabled me to learn and retain Kiswahili. I can listen in my car as well at home and I am not tied to a computer. The repeated actual use of the language in the context of a real conversation helps retain the vocabulary and to start learning the structure of the Kiswahili. I travel as a volunteer to Tanzania often and now I will finally be able to talk to locals in their language!!!
Service and delivery comments:
The reading lessons should match the spoken lesson unit. Give the definitions of the words on the reading lesson. Actual use of the words in the reading lesson which helps in retaining the vocabulary. The subjects of the lesson should go beyond a traveling focus. More lesson units. I love this course and its techniques but I need more than 30 units. I will finish with the 30 units in two weeks and now I will have to find another course that will unfortunately use a different method. More lesson units please!!!! Hurry--Thanks