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Swahili School International

Swahili School International is an affiliate of Educultural Travel Apart from learning Swahili, you will also learn the culture of the Swahili people. Our mission is to help each learner reach his or her full potential in attaining his or her language goals. We do so by providing a personal, high-quality, and affordable learning experience. Our courses cover Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking simultaneously are taught by native speakers.

Odilia Anyachi Okonga

About the Author

She is the Founder of The African school Foundation in the Netherlands, where Swahili, African History, African culture, and topics that matter to the people of African descent are discussed.
She is a translator and teacher of Medical, General and Business Swahili and an author of Swahili grammar books.Her work in various international organizations makes her easily accommodate people of all cultures. Odilia also facilitates physical African experience through Tours and Travel in Kenya. where you get to immerse yourself in the Swahili culture.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o - Testimonial

Kiswahili from the “Eye of God”

The African continent has many languages. But if there is one language that a non-African, or a diasporan African, must learn, it should be Kiswahili. The language is spoken in many countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Congo and parts of Mozambique and South Africa. It is taught in many universities in Africa, Europe, Asia and America. Kiswahili is not only pan African, but also global.

There are many books from which one can learn Kiswahili. But I really recommend Swahili Books 1 and 2, by Odilia Anyachi Okonga. The illustrations that accompany the texts, are clear, varied and captivating. Each picture tells a visual story. The vocabulary is arranged in such a way that by the time you have gone through the two texts, you should be able to read Kiswahili texts, and hold a decent conversation in Kiswahili.

Anyachi, one of the names of the author, means , “eye of God”. What better way of learning Kiswahili but from one with the eye of God, who gave humans the power of speech?