Karibu (welcome!) This coastal language is the native tongue of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Kenya, but it is also a means of communication across Southeast Africa. Have Swahili, will travel. Journey to the African Great Lakes, where Mount Kilimanjaro reigns high and miles of savannah sweep the land. Packed with diverse cultures and storied histories, this region beckons for your undivided attention.
No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Swahili language structure.
Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Swahili culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Swahili culture and make a positive impression.
Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.
Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.
Learn Swahili language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts
Our main language course that contains the core content.