Complete Swahili Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to Read, Write, Speak and Understand a New Language with Teach Yourself

Author: Joan Russell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444133829

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 3119

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 within the course and online. 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 Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Swahili speakers. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Complete Swahili with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Joan Russell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071758833

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 9439

It's easy to teach yourself Swahili! Complete Swahili with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Swahili, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Swahili with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills. Features: Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Tests in the book to keep track of your progress

Complete Swahili

Author: Joan Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444125788

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 433

View: 9474

The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Swahili. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444105636) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105629).

Colloquial Swahili

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Lutz Marten,Donovan Lee Mcgrath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113459769X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 6039

Colloquial Swahili is the ideal introduction to the major language of East Africa. Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a step-by-step approach to Swahili. No previous knowledge of the language is required.

Swahili Made Easy

A Beginner's Complete Course

Author: J. F. Safari

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9987081797

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 2475

This handy book is a beginner's complete course in the Swahili language, designed especially for foreigners. The book is a result of the author's many years of teaching experience. It is divided into two parts: part one covers pronunciation; Swahili greetings and manners; classification of nouns; adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc. in twenty-eight lessons and thirty-six exercises. part two includes a study of Swahili usage in specific situations (e.g. at home, in the market, on the road, at the airport, etc.); eleven further lessons and thirteen exercises; the key to the exercises in Parts One and Two; and a Swahili-English vocabulary of words used in the book.

Cultural Politics of Translation

East Africa in a Global Context

Author: Alamin M. Mazrui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317233190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

View: 1862

This book is the first full-length examination of the cultural politics at work in the act of translation in East Africa, providing close critical analyses of a variety of texts that demonstrate the myriad connections between translation and larger socio-political forces. Looking specifically at texts translated into Swahili, the book builds on the notion that translation is not just a linguistic process, but also a complex interaction between culture, history, and politics, and charts this evolution of the translation process in East Africa from the pre-colonial to colonial to post-colonial periods. It uses textual examples, including the Bible, the Qur’an, and Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, from five different domains – religious, political, legal, journalistic, and literary – and grounds them in their specific socio-political and historical contexts to highlight the importance of context in the translation process and to unpack the complex relationships between both global and local forces that infuse these translated texts with an identity all their own. This book provides a comprehensive portrait of the multivalent nature of the act of translation in the East African experience and serves as a key resource for students and researchers in translation studies, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, African studies, and comparative literature.

Colloquial Swahili (eBook And MP3 Pack)

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Lutz Marten,Millennium Research Fellow Soas Lutz Marten,Donovan Lee Mcgrath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581989

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 1729

COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Swahili. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice Clear – concise grammar notes Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide Complete – including answer key and reference section Whether you’re a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism; you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday – if you’d like to get up and running with Swahili, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI paperback and CDs complete course. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material complements the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills. For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.

Swahili

Author: Living Language

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1400023467

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 4251

Presents a comprehensive introduction to the Swahili language.

Teach Yourself Swahili Complete Course Package (Book + 2 CDs)

Author: Joan Russell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071414487

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 3607

Bestselling language courses now with audio CDs! From Danish to Spanish, Swahili to Brazilian Portuguese, the languages of the world are brought within the reach of any beginning student. Learners can use the Teach Yourself Language Courses at their own pace or as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are based on the very latest learning methods and designed to be enjoyable and user-friendly. Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises Step-by-step guide to pronunciation Practical vocabulary Regular and irregular verb tables Plenty of practice exercises and answers Bilingual glossary The new editions also feature: Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout Self-assessment quizzes to test progress Website suggestions to take language study further

Swahili culture

Author: Jan Knappert

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 721

View: 6885

This two-volume book is a series of essays on the culture of the people who live on the east coast of Africa between the border of Somalia in the north and the Mozambique border in the south. The term `culture' is to be taken in the widest sense. It includes ways of earning a livelihood, pastimes, sailing and other occupations as well as religion. Obviously not all aspects of culture could be represented in this work, which is the fruit of a lifetime of study. Every chapter in this work is the fruit of the author's own investigation of the East African coastal culture. Students of African Studies and advanced anthropology who read these essays will benefit from this work.

State Ideology and Language in Tanzania

Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748675833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 1200

This book is a thoroughly revised version of the 1999 edition, which was welcomed at the time as a classic. It now extends the period of coverage to 2012 and includes an entirely new chapter on current developments, making this updated edition an essentia

Traditional Swahili Poetry

An Investigation Into the Concepts of East African Islam as Reflected in the Utenzi Literature

Author: Jan Knappert

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Islam

Page: 272

View: 8606

Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris

with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and the Seychelles

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0770432808

Category: Travel

Page: 660

View: 2495

Tourism in Africa is growing—the number of tourism arrivals increased from 37 million in 2003 to 58 million in 2009—and safaris are a key draw for visitors. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris ebook provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Namibia. Competitive Advantage: Other guides cover part of the process, but only Fodor’s deals with all aspects of the planning, picking, and preparing for safaris around Africa. Expanded Coverage: Travelers will find in-depth descriptions that enable them to determine which African safari destination is best for them, in addition to insider advice and practical tips on everything from packing to camera lenses and bug sprays. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in the bush excursion. Plus, we reveal the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Find out everything you need to know to witness the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Consult Fodor’s hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to restaurants. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Swahili State and Society

The Political Economy of an African Language

Author: Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui,Alamin M. Mazrui

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9789966468239

Category: Language spread

Page: 171

View: 7575

This text examines the social and political impact of the Swahili language.