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Publisher's Summary

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. Swahili, or Kiswahili, is the most widely-spoken African language, and is used 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. This new Swahili 30-unit course replaces our original Compact Swahili 10-unit course with new and expanded vocabulary, scenarios, grammar and structures.

©2011 Simon & Schuster (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." ( AudioFile magazine)

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Learning Swahili for Tanzania

Thank God for pimsleur Swahili lessons!!! Otherwise I don't know what I would have done. The lessons make learning easy.

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  • Shawn B
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  • 04-25-18

Great lessons, organizes and easy to follow!

This method was fast and efficient and I have used quite a few different resources to learn languages. I would highly recommend this company to teach you a new language.

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Easy to follow

I listen to this book while I work out, i I’ve been able to learn more Swahili faster than when I was trying to use a standard book to learn it. My husband is from Kenya and he gets excited every time I come home from the gym to find out what new words I learn that day.

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I recommend it!

I thought it was great! I was able to learn it by this method rather well.

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simple and easy

essy to learn after a short amount of time you feel like you can say some basic sentences. However some things are different with actual Swahili speakers, the normal greeting I found was habari yako.

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Very Good

very good beginner book. Kenyan Swahili is a bit different but it's interchangeable with Tanzanian Swahili

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Not good for learning conversational Swahili

Would you listen to Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05 again? Why?

I purchase phase 1 - 23 and all lesson are about meeting or picking up african women and going back to a hotel or bar.

Has Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05 turned you off from other books in this genre?

yes

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Perversion, teaching white males how to pick up african women

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

HOw to pick up african women in Swahili

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