When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Adam Johns
  • Course Code W21LUSI07A

What you will learn

Join us on this beginner’s course and start learning Swahili (also known as Kiswahili), a language spoken by over 100 million people in East Africa. Learn to use basic grammatical structures and essential vocabulary, which will serve you well whether you decide to travel in East Africa or pursue further study.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Greet a variety of people formally and informally
  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Recognise basic grammatical structures
  • Grasp facts about the culture and society where Swahili is spoken


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The course is taught in Swahili and English with emphasis on speaking and listening using the taught language. Learn through practical activities (individual tasks, role-plays, pair and small group work, games etc.). Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course, you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to an advanced-level course.

    Entry requirements

    This is course is suitable for complete beginners or for those who wish to refresh the basic knowledge.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality are required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time. The course will be delivered online. It is important that you have access to a computer for the duration of the course.

    What you need

    You will need to have access to Microsoft Teams in order to access these classes, which will take place online.

    What you can do next

    Swahili Stage 1 Unit 2