Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05 : Pimsleur Swahili

  • by Pimsleur
  • Narrated by Pimsleur
  • Series: Pimsleur Swahili
  • 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson of Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Swahili. Swahili, or Kiswahili, is the most widely-spoken African language, and is used throughout East Africa. It is recognized as an official national language in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Pimsleur's Swahili teaches Standard Swahili as spoken in and around Nairobi, Kenya. This new Swahili 30-unit course replaces our original Compact Swahili 10-unit course with new and expanded vocabulary, scenarios, grammar and structures.


What the Critics Say

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Learning Swahili for Tanzania

Thank God for pimsleur Swahili lessons!!! Otherwise I don't know what I would have done. The lessons make learning easy.
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- Benita Thomas

Not good for learning conversational Swahili

Would you listen to Swahili Phase 1, Unit 01-05 again? Why?

I purchase phase 1 - 23 and all lesson are about meeting or picking up african women and going back to a hotel or bar.

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What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Perversion, teaching white males how to pick up african women

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

HOw to pick up african women in Swahili

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio