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Designed for your real-world language success.

Aim for native pronunciation with our speech-recognition engine.

With the Rosetta Stone® method, you'll speak Swahili from the very first lesson. And you'll receive real-time feedback every time you speak. Our proprietary speech recognition engine, the most advanced in the industry, compares your pronunciation to millions of native speakers 100 times per second. Instant feedback means that at every step, you'll know exactly how you're doing.

Practice your conversation skills in live tutoring sessions.

The best part about learning Swahili is speaking it. And who better to converse with than a native Swahili speaker? We get it. That's where Live Tutoring comes in. At optimal points in your course, we'll nudge you to schedule an online session to connect with a native Swahili-speaking tutor for experience practicing your new skills!

Even though they're carefully structured to reinforce exactly what you've learned, these sessions are totally casual. And convenient, round-the-clock availability allows you to schedule your session when it suits your schedule.

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What You'll Learn
Immersion in action.
From lesson one, the language you're learning is the only one you'll hear and the only one you'll use. With 250 hours of instructional content, see how it will work for you.
1 Level One
Gain Confidence by mastering basic conversational skills. This includes greetings, introductions, simple Q&As, and much more
Exchange simple
greetings & farewells.
Introduce yourself,
friends & family.
Go shopping
& place orders.
2 Level Two
Learn to navigate your environment and handle basic interactions. This includes giving (and getting) directions, using transportation, telling time, eating out, and more.
Transit and how
to get around.
Make and receive
phone calls.
Time & schedules.
3 Level Three
Learn to share your ideas and opinions, express feelings, and talk everyday life. This includes your interests, profession, current events, and more.
Health and well-being. Weight and
measure things.
important events.
4 Level Four
Learn to negotiate complex situations with accuracy.This includes communicating at work, caring for your health, arranging for services, and more.
Order food in a restaurant. Arrange for repairs
for your home or car.
Discuss your personal
5 Level Five
Discuss entertainment, culture, government, and the marketplace. Level Five is the place to refine and perfect your conversational skills.
Talk about work in
various industries.
Discuss pop culture,
arts & entertainment.
Converse about school,
work & studies.

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Rosetta Stone® Swahili Reviews

Great system!

"It's an interesting way of learning a language: dynamic and entertaining. I very much appreciate the plausible situations, it makes it easier to understand and remember the meaning of an expression."



Best software ever!

"Only language program I have ever purchased that I can retain the information that I learn. A little pricey, but worth it."



Can't wait to speak Swahili?
Here are some phrases to get you started.

Useful Phrases

Do you speak English?
Je, wewe huongea Kiingereza?

How much does this cost?
Hili ni bei gani?

What is your name?
Jina lako ni nani?

Restaurants & Hotels

I would like to check in.
Ningependa kujiandikisha kwamba nimefika.

I have a reservation.
Nimeshika nafasi.

I would like the bill, please.
Ningependa unipe bili, tafadhali.

Getting Around

I am lost.

Excuse me. Where is the grocery store?
Samahani. Duka la mboga liko wapi?

Can you write it down?
Je, unaweza kuliandika mahali?

Swahili Facts

Swahili is an official language of Tanzania and Kenya, and it's used as a lingua franca throughout many parts of East Africa. Swahili is a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo family. Only about two-thirds of the Swahili lexicon is made up of Bantu words; the rest is comprised of words borrowed from other languages, like Arabic, Persian, English, German, Portuguese, and Malagasy.

Why Should You Learn Swahili?

Learn Swahili and gain access to the language used as a lingua franca throughout many parts of East Africa.

Swahili script.

The earliest recorded Swahili, from 1711, was written in the Arabic script, but the Latin alphabet began to be used during European colonization of Africa in the nineteenth century. In the 1930s, British colonial authorities, together with African scholars, standardized spoken and written Swahili. Here's an interesting fact: The letters Q and X are not in the Swahili alphabet, and C is used only in combination with H.

Swahili is a coastal language.

The word Swahili is derived from an Arabic word referring to the coastline. In pre-colonial East Africa, the Swahili peoples lived along the coast and on the islands, participating in robust trade with Arabs, Persians, and others that lived around the Indian Ocean. Only in the early nineteenth century did Swahili influence spread inland.

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