Studying with Berlitz is the fastest, most effective way to learn Swahili. Our Swahili classes are based on immersion, so you learn practical, real-world language skills that you can start using from your very first lesson. At Berlitz, you can also tailor a timetable of classes that suit your individual learning preferences and goals.

The fastest, most effective way to learn Swahili.

  • Our renowned Berlitz Method is the most effective Swahili language learning technique, outside of living in East Africa.
  • You will start speaking Swahili from your first lesson, and each progressive class will build on your practical real-world skills in a supportive environment.
  • You will receive instant feedback on your development, as well as cultural pointers that will help you to comfortably and capably communicate in Swahili in any social or work situation.

Benefits of learning Swahili with Berlitz

At Berlitz, you can tailor your learning to suit your individual goals, interests, and timetable. You set the pace and intensity at which you learn and choose whether you want to learn with a small social group, one-on-one with an instructor, or solo supported by online videos and interactive activities. At Berlitz, learning is as individual as you are.

Online Swahili lessons

You’re busy, we get that. That’s why our online Swahili classes let you choose a timetable that fits learning around your life. Study where you want, when you want.

When you study Swahili online with us, you enjoy the same high-quality immersive learning experience, with the support of a native-fluent instructor. You learn Swahili online via an easy-to-use platform on your phone, laptop, or device, anytime, anywhere, with the flexibility to choose your own learning goals and intensity.

In-person Swahili lessons

Whether you like to learn in a small group or one-on-one with a native fluent Swahili instructor, we have an in-person class that will fit your personal preferences and learning goals.

Learning through immersion with the Berlitz Method, lessons are held in Swahili from day one, with each activity you work on, focused on a specific learning goal. You will spend up to 80 percent of your lessons speaking Swahili, with the language presented in real-life situations, with cultural pointers that ensure you know what to say, as well as how to say it.

Why learn Swahili?

If you’re wanting to work or travel in East Africa, then having a working understanding of Swahili is important. An excellent trade language, Swahili crosses cultural and national borders, so you can take your language skills and use them in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi (to name just a few places where it is widely spoken). Swahili is also a relatively uncomplicated language to learn, so if you’re looking for a new skill to improve your mind and keep you entertained, learning Swahili may be just what you’ve been looking for.