FSI: Basic Chinyanja (Download)

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Chinyanja
Level 1
Basic Course

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Chinyanja the proven way — just like a diplomat!

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Chinyanja in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Chinyanja using this proven audio/text method.

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This FSI Audio Forum® Course Features:
* 11.3 hours of audio, 63 units
* 351-page text
* Basic Nyanja pronunciation
* Tone use as hints in words
* Basic dialog and conversation
* Grammar exercises and writing awareness
* Fluency in comprehension
* Supplementary vocabulary
* Subject prefixes, verb forms, personal pronouns
* Possessive stems, the subjunctive

The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.

About the Language
Chinyanja, also known as Chichewa or Nyanja, is a Bantu language spoken natively by over 11 million people in southern Africa. It is an official language of Malawi and Zambia, and is also spoken in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Chinyanja means "language of the lake," referring to the Lake Malawi area, where it originated.