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Foreign Service Method Swahili Basic Course
$64 off CD version, plus a free Talk Now Swahili!
Swahili is spoken in Kenya and Tanganyika, and throughout East Africa. This course is designed to assist students in speaking and understanding Swahili, and provide a basis for continuing to greater efficiency in reading and writing skills. 18 CDs (21 hrs.), and 586-page text. And now we have Foreign Service Method Swahil in a Digital Edition, with MP3 audio file and PDF text, all on one CD-ROM!
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Pimsleur Swahili Compact Course
This is a state-of-the-art language learning course for spoken Swahili. The popular Pimsleur course does not use a book but uses a completely aural approach to language learning, perfect for learning "on-the-go". Features a proficiency-based system that helps the student learn through listening and speaking practice. Includes 5 CDs.

Kiswahili Language & Culture: A Textbook for the Teaching of Kiswahili with Video
Lioba J. Moshi
This twenty-three lesson course is designed to be used in conjunction with the video series of the same name for use by students at any proficiency: elementary, intermediate, and advanced. The major themes in both the video and the book include: Familia 'the family', Elimu 'education', Kilimo 'agriculture', Masoko 'markets', Vyakula na Mapishi 'foods and food preparation (cooking) ', Biashara 'trade', Destruri za Arusi 'wedding and marriage customs', Karibu Tanzania 'welcome to Tanzania', Kujistarehesha 'recreational activities', Afya 'health issues (both modern and traditional health practices) ', Mila na Utamaduni 'traditional and cultural activities', Sanna 'arts and crafts', Desturi za Dini 'religious practives', Historia 'historical aspects', and Siasa 'political events'. For each unit in each of the lessons, there is a reading text and essential vocabulary items. Grammar and cultural notes, written in English, are provided. 1998, 427 pages, hardbound.

Swahili for Starters: A Practical Introductory Course
By Joan Maw, University of London, published by Oxford University Press.
This book teaches Swahili in its social and cultural context. It introduces the language in a natural manner, beginning with real-life situations in dialogue form, many of which also reveal African cultural attitudes and societal ideas to the reader. Grammar and vocabulary are introduced gradually, along with necessary pronunciation guides.

Teach Yourself Swahili
Joan Russell
For this volume of the popular Teach Yourself series, Joan Russell has created a practical course in spoken and written Swahili that is both fun and easy to work through. Based on the Council of Europe's Threshold guidelines on language learning, the course contains 18 graded units of dialogues, culture notes, grammar, and exercises; a pronunciation guide; and Swahili-English and English-Swahili vocabularies. Includes a book and two CDs.

The Little Prince in Swahili
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Equally loved by children and adults alike, The Little Prince is one of the most translated books on the planet - which is fortunate, as we are able to offer here editions in many languages for your (or your child's) enjoyment! With wonderful and whimsical illustrations by the author, this delightful tale straddles a world between adulthood and childhood, philosophy and fantasy, satire and fable, and reminds one not of great children's authors of the past, but of more unclassifiable writers like Carroll, Milne, and Tolkien, who seem to be writing as much for older as younger readers, and whose writings can be enjoyed on many levels. Written in 1943 by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who disappeared shortly after in WWII during a flying mission for the Allies in Northern Africa, it became an instant cult classic and has remained so ever since. Enjoy The Little Prince in the language of your choice, and check regularly, as we will be adding new versions as they become available.
Mwana Mdogo Wa Mfalme (paperback)
P. Kruse, Walter Bgoya, translations
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