Short Courses

Swahili Courses

Swahili courses for complete beginners and basic users of the language.

If you're looking for information on the undergraduate and postgraduate Swahili options as part of your degree study, please visit the Centre for African Studies website.

Which language level am I? 

Our language level titles have changed. If you're unsure of which level is suitable for you, please find more information on language levels here.


Booking is now open for all three terms of our 2017/18 programme. Bookings will close 8 days before each course start date, so book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment! Click on a course title below for more information and to book online.

Term 1 Courses (Starting October 2017)

Swahili Beginners 1 (Thurs, 6.30pm) 

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2018)

Swahili Beginners 2 (Thurs, 6.30pm)

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2018)

Swahili Beginners 3 (Thurs, 6.30pm)

This level begins to develop the skills of understanding and speaking Swahili and introduces the language for everyday purposes. To provide a framework for such communication you will learn basic grammatical structures.