FSI: Hausa Basic Course (Download)

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Hausa
Level 1
Basic Course

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Hausa the proven way -- just like a diplomat!

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Hausa 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 Hausa using this proven audio/text method.

While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master reading, writing, and grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Hausa speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 12.5 hours of audio, 30 units (lessons)
* 420-page text
* Pronunciation and spelling
* Basic dialog and sentences
* Grammar drills and notes
* Sample and substitution drills
* Simple and multiple transform drills
* Question and answer drills
* Substitution-correlation drills

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
Hausa is a language of the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, spoken natively by over 25 million people, mainly in Niger and northern Nigeria. It is also widely used in commerce and trade across much of West Africa, Central Africa, and northwestern Sudan, making it one of Africa's most spoken languages. Prior to European colonization, Hausa was written with Ajami script, a variety of Arabic. This is still in use in some communities today, but the official writing system is now based on the Latin alphabet.

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® 10.5-10.8
Intel® processor
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM