Now, why should people require a book? After all there are many online platforms out there, offering
numerous tools/apps and promises? As you might already know, some of the reasons are:

1) Many learners aged e.g. 20 to 50 years, do say that they can learn more effectively using a book,
because they need to write down notes by hand on paper. Thus, digital/online media can only
supplement or complement a printed book. For the sake of the environment, there is space
for hand-written notes in this book. Thus you needn't squander any index cards etc.

Moreover, this platform does not use templates which cater for all sorts of languages from different
continents. What we are saying is that one size does not fit all. The content, resources and methodology
are tailor-made for one language only, namely Swahili aka Kiswahili.

2) Several studies (e.g. as of 2020) have confirmed that people learn better, if they write down notes
especially by hand instead of just clicking or typing.

3) It is a well-known fact, that the more senses you involve, the more effectively you can learn.

 Vitabu vya Kiswahili

  • ISBN: 978-3-9824126-6-5
  • retail price: €34.90
  • number of pages: 318
  • dims.: width: 18.5cm [ ≈ 7.3 inches ] // height: 24cm [ ≈ 9.4 inches ]
  • Revised Second Edition 2022

This Swahili coursebook is not about presenting a plethora of
information which can be found anywhere e.g. in many other
books or on the Internet. It is rather about appropriate situational
interaction and implementing sound educational or learning
principles. Learners should be enabled to communicate, instead
of learning e. g. (abstract) grammatical charts by rote. After all,
most participants are only supposed to communicate and not teach the
language. Beginners as well as intermediate learners will benefit
from the systematic approach and presentation.

    It features among other things:
  • British and (North) American English
  • integrative visual vocabulary
  • an array of tailored consolidation exercises
  • real-life examples
  • cross-cultural aspects
  • facilitatory metaphrases etc.
  • a fully fledged mini dictionary
  • proprietary techniques
  • time-saving (cross) references

Swahili books

Copyrighted Material

audio files [MP3] for the coursebook [p. = page in the coursebook]

You can also download the recordings, subject to our copyright provisions.
chapter 1: pronunciation [p. 11]

chapter 2: Dialogue 1A: Greetings I [p. 22]

chapter 3: Dialogue 1B: Greetings II [p. 23]

chapter 4: Dialogue 2A: Introduction I [p. 41]

chapter 5: Dialogue 2B: Introduction II [p. 43]

chapter 6: Dialogue 3: the teacher [p. 58]

chapter 7: Dialogue 4: in a restaurant [p. 76]

chapter 8: passage: "kula na kunywa" [p. 78]

chapter 9: Dialogue 5: buying a ticket [p. 96]
chapter 10: passage: "familia" [p. 109]

chapter 11: Dialogue 6: Accommodation [p. 117]

chapter 12: passage: "Mtoto wangu" [p. 127]

chapter 13: Dialogue 7: On a visit [p. 136]

chapter 14: Dialogue 8: Buying [p. 153]

chapter 15: Dialogue 9: Leisure [p. 171]

chapter 16: passage: "kuburudika" [p. 172]

chapter 17: Dialogue 10: Telephoning [p. 190]

chapter 18: passage: Dar and Mombasa [p. 196]