Pimsleur Swahili: 30 Lessons
 

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Pimsleur Swahili: 30 Lessons

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    About the Swahili Language

    • Swaili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language spoken by approximately 50 million people, of which approximately 2 million (some estimates are as high as 5 million) are native-speakers living mainly al......more

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About the Swahili Language

  • Swaili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language spoken by approximately 50 million people, of which approximately 2 million (some estimates are as high as 5 million) are native-speakers living mainly along the East African coast from Somalia to the North Africa coastline of Madagascar.
  • This course teaches Standard Swahili as spoken in and around Kenya.
  • Swahili is an official language in Kenya and Tanzania and is the considered the linga franca in much of East Africa. It is also spoken in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), Mayotte, Mozambique, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and the USA.
  • Written Swahili uses 24 letters from the Roman alphabet, excepting C, Q,  and X, and including an additional letter “CH.”

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! Swahili, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons on 16 CDs.

 

In the first 10 lessons, you'll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You'll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.

In the next 10 lessons, you'll build on what you've learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You'll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.

In the final 10 lessons, you'll be speaking and understanding at a...

Series Title:
Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur
Genre:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Swahili
Audience:
General/trade
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pimsleur Intl Inc
Publish Date:
12/13/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780743598897
Height:
13.0 in
Wdth:
11.5 in
Thickness:
2.0 in
Unit weight:
2.55 lb
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