What we promise you

Our intense training enables you to gain a deeper understanding of Swahili language and culture, past and present.

Taking time with Mrs. Noela at Alliance School of Languages is all a different experience and the single most effective method for rapid language acquisition is the total immersion environment with the Language pledge, a promise to read, write, listen, and speak only in your language of study. Programs are open to undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students at other institutions, and professionals of all ages.

Swahili Learning Program Options

Choose a program based on your language proficiency and goals of study.

1. A program for beginner to advanced students who primarily want to improve language proficiency as rapidly as possible.

2. Several graduate programs for students seeking a certificate or diploma in all or certain content areas.

Live in Language

We are strategically located in a corporate part of the country with most of our students coming from different parts of the country or world which will by all means give you you a great learning environment because you will practice your language of study by all means all day out and this approach to teaching will provide you with a deep foundation in the language, while sharing an understanding of the rich and varied culture and traditions found throughout the Swahili world. For graduate students, our programs provide rigorous graduate instruction in key content areas, taught by renowned specialists.

Outside the classroom, you’ll be immersed in an extraordinarily vibrant community of Swahili Language learners. You’ll participate in organized in-language cocurricular activities such as soccer, singing, and even baking pastries each designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency.

Why Swahili or Kiswahili ??

Learning Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, can be a rewarding and valuable endeavor for various reasons, particularly if you
have an interest in East Africa or are looking to broaden your linguistic and cultural horizons. Here are some reasons why people
choose to learn Swahili:

Cultural Enrichment: Swahili is the language of a vibrant and diverse culture that spans across East Africa, including countries
like Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learning Swahili allows you to explore the
rich cultural traditions, music, art, and history of this region.

Travel: Swahili is widely spoken as a lingua franca in East Africa. Learning Swahili can enhance your travel experiences in this
part of the world, making it easier to communicate with locals and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Business and Trade: Swahili is important for individuals involved in business, trade, or development in East Africa. It can help
you establish connections and conduct transactions in the region.

Development and Aid Work: Many international development and humanitarian organizations work in East Africa. Proficiency in
Swahili can be an asset for individuals interested in careers related to aid work and development.

Language and Linguistic Interest: Swahili is a unique language with its own grammar and vocabulary. Learning Swahili
can be intellectually stimulating and can deepen your understanding of language and linguistics.

Adventure and Exploration: If you have an adventurous spirit and enjoy exploring less-touristy destinations, Swahili-speaking
regions of East Africa offer many opportunities for adventure and discovery.

Cultural Exchange: Learning Swahili can facilitate meaningful cultural exchange with people from East Africa. It can help
you build relationships and friendships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Education: Some universities offer Swahili language courses, and knowledge of Swahili can be useful for students studying
African studies, anthropology, or related fields.

Global Citizenship: Learning Swahili can contribute to your understanding of global diversity and multiculturalism,
fostering a sense of global citizenship and empathy for people from different backgrounds.

Preservation of Indigenous Languages: Swahili is often used as a bridge language in regions with linguistic diversity.
Learning Swahili can support the preservation of indigenous languages by facilitating communication between different
language communities.

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