FSI: Swahili Basic Course (13 CDs/Book)

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Level 1
Basic Course

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

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

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Swahili 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 Swahili 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 Swahili speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 15.5 hours of audio, 150 units (lessons)
* 560-page text
* Pronunciation drills and notes
* Word juncture and pitch phenomena
* Practical dialogs and conversations
* Matching paired sentences drills
* Substitution and transformation drills
* Grammatical notes and writing awareness
* Spontaneous conversation recordings
* Response drills and exercises

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
Swahili is an African language of the Niger-Congo family. Although only a few million native speakers exist, Swahili is the lingua franca -- a language adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different -- in much of East Africa, where it is spoken by over 60 million people. It is an official language in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Some Swahili vocabulary is derived from Arabic through more than twelve centuries of contact with Arabic-speaking inhabitants of the southeastern coast of Africa.