Swahili is a Bantu language that is spoken throughout East and Southeast Africa - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Swahili is spoken by over 140 million people and is one of the official languages of the African Union. Although Swahili is primarily a Bantu language, there are strong influences of Arabic, German, Portuguese, English, Hindi, and French in the vocabulary.
This course is taught in English through video presentations along with downloadable PDFs which will contain vocabulary and grammar construction notes. Regular quizzes during the course enable you to measure your understanding of the course material.
This course is designed to teach you how to speak Swahili with correct grammar, pronunciation, and with a goal of teaching students to speak Swahili like a native.
The outline of the course is as follows:
Section 1: Greetings
Section 2: Introductions in Swahili
Section 3: Common conversations in Swahili
Section 4: Present Tense
Section 5: Past Tense
Section 6: Future Tense
Section 7: Numbers
Section 8: Conclusion
You should have the ability to read and understand English.