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Free Swahili Lessons and Courses

Free Swahili Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Swahili language lessons and language courses for those learning Swahili, along with some other Swahili language resources, such as Swahili online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

  Video Lessons

Kenya Mission 2007 Swahili Lesson 1
Video lessons in Swahili.
Swahili 101 / kiSwahili 101
A number of videos for learning Swahili.

  Courses and Exercises

CyberSwahili: Kiswahili Home Page
A short history of the language, and 9 lessons in Swahili.
Hassan's Useful Swahili Words
Vocabulary for Swahili.
InternetPolyglot Swahili
Vocabulary in Turkish with audio pronunciation. Swahili Lessons
Listing of a number of online lessons from teachers of Swahili. Swahili Audio Lessons
Audio lessons for Swahili in MP3 format in a downloadable zip file. Swahili Lessons
Short courses on adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine...), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, and excercises to help with Swahili grammar.
Teach Yourself Swahili by Hassan O. Ali & Ali M. Mazrui
PDF text with lessons and information about Swahili.

  Language Communities Learn to Speak Swahili
"Learn Swahili online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language. Write or speak Swahili online to improve grammar or conversation."
Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.

  Other Swahili Resources

Swahili Dictionaries Online
Comprehensive listing of Swahili dictionaries, technical reference, grammars, and other language aids.
Swahili Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.