Learn Swahili at City Lit in London and Online

Swahili is widely spoken across east and south-east Africa in countries including Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Although there are many Arabic influences in the vocabulary, Swahili actually uses the Latin script.

At City Lit we offer courses to help you learn to speak, understand, read and write Swahili. This is done through a through communicative approach which emphasises active interaction and classroom participation to help you grasp the language quickly.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our courses below and choose from a range of classes either during the daytime, evening and on weekends.

  1. Sing and dance in Swahili

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 11 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Dance and sing along in Swahili. Embrace the culture and learn some of the language in this fun and active workshop.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. Swahili beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 21 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come to join this lively near-beginners course. Suitable if you have completed the introduction to Swahili or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Introduction to Swahili

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 21 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of Swahili language, enabling students to begin communication in practical situations with an insight into Swahili culture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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