Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30
- Learn to Speak and Understand Swahili with Pimsleur Language Programs
- Narrated by: Pimsleur
- Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
- Release date: 01-27-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking/giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking/giving directions, and more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items.
In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.
Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Swahili. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
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By Amazon Customer on 05-27-13
Great for learning Authentic Swahili
Where does Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Currently on Lesson 10 (of 30). Living in East Africa has given me ample opportunity to utilize the lessons learned. Locals often complement me on my accurate pronunciation (thanks to Pimsleur). Unfortunately, they could only complement me the words and phrases I have already learned. Now to finish the course and see how well I can function in the language.
What did you like best about this story?
Variety of phrases for practicing. Realism of dialogue.
What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
No -- it's educational not entertainment.
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