Complete Swahili Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself by Joan Russell
336-page book (with 40 illustrations) and double CD.
Are you looking for a complete course in Swahili which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swahili will guarantee success!
Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.
By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.
Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Swahili speakers.
- This course is equally suitable for the complete beginner or the person with some knowledge of Swahili who is looking for a thorough grounding in understanding, speaking and writing Swahili. The topics covered will appeal to those learning for holiday and business purposes.
- There is very little available for the person wanting to learn Swahili. This course caters for all learners - complete beginners and those with a smattering of the language.
- Covers a wide range of topics and language structures for learners who want to progress quickly beyond the basics to a level where they can communicate with confidence.
- There is both a Swahili-English and an English-Swahili vocabulary listing.
- This edition incorporates the latest language learning and teaching techniques.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Hujambo?How are you?
- Kwenda Posta - Going to the Post Office
- Hotelini - In the hotel
- Sokoni - At the market
- Kwenya Duka la Sanaa - At the craft shop
- Matembezi Jioni - An evening walk
- Kupika kwa Mama Mzee - Cooking at grandmother's
- Kusafiri ni Kuzuri! Travelling is good!
- Safari ya Basi - A bus journey
- Chumba Kizuri! A good room!
- Mialiko - Invitations
- Hairuhusiwi Kuegesha! No parking!
- Kujufunza Lugha - Learning a Language
- Siku ya Taabu - A day of troubles
- Katika Mbuga ya Wanyama - In the game park
- Mlimani: Kuna Nini? On the moutain: what's the matter?
- Mchezaji Soka na Wachezaji Ngoma - A soccer player and some dancers
- Barua Zimewasili! Some letters have arrived!
- Swahili-English vocabulary
- English-Swahili vocabulary
Complete Swahili Book/CD Pack: Teach Yourself - About the Author(s):
Joan Russell was born in London and taught there for a few years before leaving for Tanzania, where she taught in various institutions over the next seven years, at the same time acquiring the basics of Swahili. Her interest in the language continued during a two-year attachment to the Curriculum Development and Research Centre in Nairobi. On her return from Kenya she completed a degree in Language and Linguistics at the University of York and stayed on there to carry out sociolinguistic research on Swahili and its functions. This entailed regular extended visits to eastern Africa. She became Senior Lecturer in linguistics and African studies at the University of York.