Now, why do people need a book? After all there are many e.g. online platforms out there, offering numerous tools
and promises? As you might already know, here are some reasons:
1) Many learners aged e.g. 20 to 40 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.
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: 978-3-9819461-8-5
  • retail price: $41.90 // €34.90
  • number of pages: 318
  • dimensions/size: width: 18.5cm [ ≈ 7.3″ ] // height: 24cm [ ≈ 9.4″ ]
  • published in: June 2021

This Swahili coursebook is not about presenting masses of information
which can be found anywhere e.g. on the Internet. It is rather about
appropriate communication 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 supposed to communicate and not to teach the language.
Beginners as well as intermediate learners will benefit from the
systematic approach and presentation.

    It features among other things:
  • British and American English
  • integrative visual vocabulary
  • an array of very effective exercises
  • only real-life examples
  • cross-cultural aspects
  • a fully fledged mini dictionary
  • proprietary techniques
  • time-saving (cross) references
Swahili books

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

You can also download these 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]