Swahili

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.

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Learn Through Conversations

People

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  1. Who Are You?
  2. We are Family
  3. Getting to Know You
  4. There’s No Place Like Home
  5. Where did you go to school?

Travel

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  1. “How do you say….?”
  2. Haggling and Money
  3. In My Closet
  4. Shop til you Drop
  5. X Marks the Spot

Activities

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  1. Time to Play Sports
  2. My Favorite Season is Summer
  3. What are you doing this weekend?
  4. Let’s Go to a Party
  5. I’ll Miss this Place

Places

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  1. I Don’t Feel Well
  2. Let's Eat
  3. I Can’t Eat That
  4. Help!
  5. What is Your Emergency?

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