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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Once you are enrolled on the course, you will receive detailed instructions for taking part in the class.

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

  1. Discover Swahili

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  2. Introduction to Swahili

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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, and to provide them 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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