Swahili Teaching Resources

Swahili Teaching Resources

SWAHILI RESOURCES West High School Instruction 11 October 1990


Johnson, Frederick. (1939). A Standard English/Swahili, Swahili/English Dictionary. Oxford: University Press. two volumes.

Perrott, D.V. (1965). Swahili Dictionary. London: Hodder and Stoughton, $6.95.


Ashton, E.O. (1944) Swahili Grammar. London: Longmans.

Miachina, E.N. (1981) The Swahili Language: A Descriptive Grammar. London: Routledge & Kegan. PL8702 M54.


Bennett, Patrick R. (1985) Swahili Today: An Introductory Course and Reference Grammar of Modern Standard East African Swahili. Madison, WI: African Studies Program. no table of contents, no illus., glossary, exercises unclear, linguistic focus.

Hassan, Mohamed M. (1973) Tuseme Kiswahili. Berkeley, CA: Simba Publishing. Grammar Translation method, illus., exercises PL8702 H34.

Hinnebusch, Thomas J. and S. Mirza. (1979) Swahili: Foundations for Speaking, Reading, Writing. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 28 lessons, illus, exercises/key, glossary PL 8702 H5 $12.95.

Indakwa, John. (1970/5) Swahili: Conversation and Grammar. Buffalo, NY: Black Academy Press, 374/507p. 100 lessons, glossary, focus on US, no illus., exercises. PL8702 I5 1975.

Johadmy, Ali. (1969) Swahili Made Easy. Madison, WI: College Printing and Typing. 142p. PL8702 J3.

Maw, Joan. (1985) Twende! A Practical Swahili Course. London: Univ. of London - SOAS, 317p. 35 units, illus., no glossary, no index PS8702 M335 1985.

Moshi, Liobu J. (1988) Building Proficiency in Kiswahili: AManual for Second/Third Year Swahili. $11.75 PL8702 M67 20 lessons, illus., exercises/key, glossary.

Musyoki, Agnes. (1985) An Elementary Swahili Newspaper Reader. Kensignton, MD: Dunwoody Press. PL8702 M87.

Mwalozi D. Chilaylya (1971) Swahili. Philadelphia, PA: Center of Curriculum Development. PL8702 M9.

Perrott, D.V. (1965) Teach Yoruself Swahili. London: Hodder & Stoughton. exercises with answers.

Rutayiga, John B.K. (1984) An Intermediate Swahili Newspaper Reader. Kensington, MD: Dunwoody Press. PL8702 R78.

Safari, J. F. (1980/1988) Swahili Made Easy. Dar es-Salaam: Tanzania Publishing House. 173p. 28 grammar lessons, 11 reading lessons, answer key, glossary S/E, E/S. $7.50.

Steere, Edward & Hellier. (1976) Swahili Exercises. Nairobi: Oxford University Press. PL8702 S83 1976.

Salim, Ahmed Ali. (ND) Living Language Conversation Manual: Swahili Basic Course. NY: Crown Publishing. no exercises, audio- lingual method, no illustrations.

Stevick, E.W., J. G. Mlela, & F.N. Njenga. (1963) Swahili Basic Course. Washington, DC: Foreign Service Institute, 560p. tapes PL8702 U54

Wilson, P.M. (1979) Simplified Swahili. Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau. index, glossary, grammar, exercises & key. PS8702 W.

Zawawi, Sharifa. (1971) Kiswahili Kwa Kitendo. NY: Harper & Row, 290p. 40 lessons, tapes, glossary by class, culture section. PL8702 Z3.


African Family Films, P.O. Box 1109, Venice, CA 90291 Jim Rosellini (213) 392-1020 or Ron Mulvihill (818) 881-8725 Ushirika ni Umoja, 1980, 23 min., $750 film. Arusi ya Mariamu, 1980, 36 min., $450 film.

BAVI, University Ave., Madison (old historical films in English) Africa Changes: A Young Leader in a Young Nation, 1970, 14 min. Africa's Vanishing Wildlife, 1967, 15 min. Dr. Leakey and the Dawn of Man, 1966, 52 min East Africa: Two Life Syles, 1970, 19 min. Industry in Africa, 1970, 13 min. Man of the Serengeti, 1972, 58 min. (Nat. Geo. Soc.) Seeds to Grow, 1973, 22 min. Tanzania: Path of a Nation, 1969, 28 min. White Man's Country, 1973, 51 min.

University of Illinois Film Center 1-800-367-3456 (free catalog).

Learning Support Services, 275/9 Van Hise, UW (slides & tapes) Arusi ya Mariamu, 1980, 36 min. From Sun Up, 1987, 28 min. Ushirika ni Umoja, 1980, 23 min.

Magdalena Hauner, Dept. of African Languages & Literature, 866 Van Hise Hall.

Maryknoll World Video Library, Maryknoll, NY 10545 (914) 941-7590 From Sun Up, 1987, 28 min. $20 video.

Pen Pals

Leo Bellantoni, 150 Langdon #D2, Madison, WI 53703 262-9964.


AFS International, 313 East 43rd St., New York, NY 10017 1-800-237-4636. $2450, age 15-19, 6-8 weeks in Kenya. The Experiement in International, Brattleboro, VT 05301 1-800-345-2929. $4725, age 17, 25 June - 23 August homestay-work camp. International Bicycle Fund, 4247-135th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (206) 746-1028. $2225 + air, 12 June - 2 July 400 miles of paved road.

Other programs

New Haven, CT: Secondary Schools with Yale University, Dr. Dow, Superintendent, New Have Public Schools. Eugene Vitelli, New Haven Board of Ed. (203) 787-8452. Mary Laury, Bilingual/Foreign Language Supervisor (203) 787-8685. Lonnie Garris, Principal,& Kenya trip (203) 787-8492. Bryant Carter, Language Coordinator, Yale University (203) 432-3424, 432-3414. Dennis Chapman, instructor 1987-88. Ahmad Lali Omar, instructor 1988-89 (203) 772-4462. Ann Biersteker, African Language Coordinator, Yale University (203) 432-3436/38.

Columbus, OH: Middle school and Ohio State University, Ivan Dihoff, Dept. of Judaic & New Eastern Lang. & Lit. (614) 292-9255. Cathy Calahan, instructor. Mifflin International Middle School, 3000 Agler Rd., Columbus, OH 43219 (614) 471-0680.

Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.
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