Level 1 - Swahili - Online Version

Learn to speak Swahili with useful phrases for travelers.

Level: Beginner
Platform: Any
Subscription: 12-Months
Delivery: Online Version

Availability: In stock

Price: $34.95


Online Version - Start Learning Today - No Installation Required!


  • Learn using a web browser from any computer (see System Information).
  • You immerse yourself with easy-to-achieve goals. Learning a new language is far too big a task to tackle all at once, so we have broken it down into a series of rewarding challenges.
  • Associating new words along with pictures is proven to reinforce them in your memory. Furthermore, there are opportunities to record your pronunciation and hear it repeated to judge your progression.
  • Earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.


  • Simple user interface keeps things easy
  • Fun games, interactive activities, challenging quizzes
  • 10-minute sessions keep you engaged
  • Learn colors, numbers, time, parts of the body, food, shopping, common phrases and countries
  • Intelligent system targets your weak points
  • Recording feature helps you perfect an accent
  • Printable phrasebook for learning on the go


  • Practice the language with native speakers using an interactive recording feature
  • Keep games challenging with two levels of difficulty
  • Earn points during games and quizzes, and achieve awards
  • Exercises are game-based to keep you coming back for more!
  • Focuses on the basics of the language so you don?t get overwhelmed
  • Immersive learning helps you practice speaking in real-life situations


  • Learning the Swahili language is beneficial for doing business in East Africa.
  • Learn the language to understand the Swahili culture.
  • Interaction with people in East Africa depends on some comprehension of the Swahili language.

Visiting East Africa

Swahili is spoken by about 70 million people worldwide. Swahili is a Bantu language spoken by various ethnic groups in East Africa, from Northern Kenya to Tanzania. Swahili is the official language in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The east coast of Africa looks out across the Indian Ocean trade axis, and has experienced long periods of Arab, Portuguese, British, German and Italian influence, all of which have implanted influences that are still clearly visible. The lingua franca of the region, Swahili, is a language with a strong infusion of Arabic, just as the Swahili culture itself is a synthesis of both Arabic, Indian and African influences.

Swahili-speaking Countries

Swahili is spoken almost everywhere along the east coast of Africa. It includes countries like- Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Comoros, Kenya, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

Here are some of the basic Swahili phrases that you will use often:

  • Habari gani?  (How are you?)
  • Ni ghali sana. (It’s very expensive.)
  • Ambapo ni uwanja wa ndege?  (Where is the Airport?)

System Information

Internet connection, Adobe Flash support, Web Browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari). Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod are NOT supported.