Get on the Fast-Track to Swahili Success!
Fast-Track Swahili is a streamlined introductory course that provides deeper knowledge and more language practice than a brief course. Perfect for business people and travelers who don't quite have the time for a full course of study, it focuses on spoken language and covers a wide variety of subjects and situations. Explanations of grammar and usage are included when necessary for understanding of specific passages in the text.
Developed by professional linguist Dr. Peter Leimbigler, formerly of Malaspina College, British Columbia, Canada, Fast-Track courses emphasize concrete, everyday situations with a practical objective for all dialogs, sentences, and expressions. There are no lists of words or expressions to be memorized.
This Fast-Track Audio-Forum® Course Features
* 5.4 hours of audio, 24 units (lessons)
* Pronunciation, word formation, sentence structure
* Introductions, greeting people
* Third party introductions, business meetings, phone calls
* Swahili family, educational background
* Expressions, invitations, time and dates, numbers
* Asking for directions, transportation, travel
* Shopping, post office
* Pharmacy, doctor's office, barber shop
* In a restaurant, in a hotel, visiting a Swahili home, dinner conversation
About the Language
Swahili is a Bantu language widely spoken in Southeast Africa. Although it is the first language of only about 5 million people, it is the lingua franca — a common language between speakers whose native languages are different — used by over 135 million people. Swahili is an official language in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some of the vocabulary is derived from Arabic through more than twelve centuries of contact with Arabic-speaking inhabitants of the southeastern coast of Africa.
Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio Forum® Difference: Audio Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5 & up
512 MB RAM
Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAMz
Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
* Fast-Track Czech
* Fast-Track Dutch
* Fast-Track German
* Fast-Track Japanese
* Fast-Track Mandarin Chinese
* Fast-Track Portuguese
* Fast-Track Spanish