Complete Swahili Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language (Hardcover)

Complete Swahili Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language By Joan Russell Cover Image


Are you looking for a complete course in Swahili which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swahili will guarantee success!

Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features.

The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.

By the end of this course you will be at B1 of the Common European Framework (CEFR) for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise in travelling in an area where the language is spoken and discuss daily life giving reasons and opinions

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The audio for this course can be downloaded from the Teach Yourself Library app or streamed at

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

About the Author

Joan Russell was born in London and taught there for a few years before leaving for Tanzania, where she taught in various institutions over the next seven years, at the same time acquiring the basics of Swahili. Her interest in the language continued during a two-year attachment to the Curriculum Development and Research Centre in Nairobi. On her return from Kenya she completed a degree in Language and Linguistics at the University of York and stayed on there to carry out sociolinguistic research on Swahili and its functions. This entailed regular extended visits to eastern Africa. She became Senior Lecturer in linguistics and African studies at the University of York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781444105629
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Publication Date: August 27th, 2010
Pages: 336
Language: English