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This course, Kiswahili for Safari, targets tourists and business travelers planning to travel to Kenya and Tanzania - the two East Africa countries (and the only ones in the world!) that have Kiswahili as an official language. It offers basic practical skills that would give you the proficiency required to engage in light banter and thrilling interactions throughout your stay here. What's more, with the skills gained from this course, you will learn a lot more and broaden your vocabulary as you practice and speak more, boldly, with friendly locals and tour guides who would be eager to teach you more.
The terminologies used are basic everyday ones, whose pronunciation should not be difficult as Kiswahili is a language that is quite easy on the tongue. With a exceptions here and there, most words are pronounced just as they are written. Easy, right?
Please grab a pen and paper as we go through this half hour course together. I have structured it to include the following slides;
3. Language Exercise
Without this course, you would still have a memorable time as East Africa is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with friendly people, great weather and breathtaking landscape. But if you gain and apply the skills i'm teaching here, what a rich, heart-warming experience this would be for you and/or your loved ones!
NB: While at it, watch this space...more Kiswahili courses coming!
Ahsante sana (thank you very much) and Karibu (welcome) to Kenya and Tanzania.
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|Section 1: Kiswahili for Safari: Practical Skills for Business and Leisure|
This is my outline of what to expect from this Kiswahili course and how to apply it. Have fun with me as we tackle the basics, together. Above all, practice, practice, practice all that you learn here in order to raise your proficiency of the language. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
When you are done, please share your feedback to enrich my work as i will be developing other Kiswahili courses to complement this one.
Welcome 'on board'!
Greetings, self-introduction and direction seeking are covered here.
In this slide you get to practice a number of common words and sentences useful in social places and on the streets.
Numbers are critical particularly when bargaining on the streets (in open air markets like the famous Maasai markets spread in various major cities and towns here), cabs and stalls selling local African themed merchandise. Have fun with this as you engage lively merchants! NB: In Kenya, we bargain a lot and for almost anything sold on the streets!!!
This slide seeks to show you how to express yourself politely whether it be excusing yourself, passing condolences or congratulating someone, or even bidding farewell.
Are you a tourist or business traveler planning to travel to Kenya or Tanzania? While here, would you like to have the unforgettable thrilling experience of learning Kiswahili and using it liberally in cabs, social places and on the streets? My name is Stephen Lumumba.I'm a Kenyan, born in Nairobi, Kenya, but raised in different parts of East Africa. East Africa is the bedrock of native speakers of Kiswahili. By taking this course from me, you will be learning it properly since I'm a native speaker. Have fun with this course, and more to come, and welcome to Kenya and Tanzania - where you will have a great time indulging friendly locals in light banter with your newly acquired Kiswahili knowledge! Weather as a tourist or business traveler, you will find this course invaluable.