The primary goal of this quick start guide is to introduce you to the SWAHILI language. This is a first attempt at Swahili in two hours … full of errors … impossible … but fun to try … see natural vocabulary of simple words used over and over …
SWAHILI // CRE LEARNING
Swahili, also known by its native name Kiswahili, is a Bantu language and the native language of the Swahili people. It is one of two official languages (the other being English) of the East African Community (EAC) countries, namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the recently added[when?] Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a lingua franca of other areas in the African Great Lakes region and East and Southern Africa, including some parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, the southern tip of Somalia, and Zambia. Swahili is also one of the working languages of the African Union and of the Southern African Development Community. The exact number of Swahili speakers, be they native or second-language speakers, is estimated to be between 50 million to 150 million.
Sixteen to twenty percent of the Swahili vocabulary are Arabic loanwords, including the word swahili, from Arabic sawāḥilī (سَوَاحِلي, a plural adjectival form of an Arabic word meaning ‘of the coast’). The Arabic loanwords date from the contacts of Arabian traders with the Bantu inhabitants of the east coast of Africa over many centuries, which was also when Swahili emerged as a lingua franca.
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Dynamic English-based brief language learning system developed with some UN staff.
For staff members on short or long missions to developed and developing countries to feel more comfortable and effective in achieving better working relationships in English, with local government, refugees, client and project staff as they perceive the effort to speak the local language with a good accent, and thus to respect and value the local culture.
Non-speakers to acquire a confidence very rapidly, in the basics of the local natural language, and for current speakers to achieve significant accent improvement.
Six hours of professional instruction in CRE and then at individual discretion during one week, with reinforcement a month later.
Individual training or as a small part of any management training program to stimulate creativity, because: “Each language is an intellectual treasure-house of communication, culture and humanitarian values” – Professor Kenneth Hale – linguistics expert of MIT who spoke 50 languages fluently and died October 8th 2001.
Uses the CRE technique to achieve intuitive absorption of the natural language with confidence and without stress. Designed to handle varying individual value systems and needs.CRE technique, once acquired, can be easily used for any other language or dialect.