BYKI Swahili Home Study Software Review

March 24, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

BYKI is one of the few premium language learning providers offering a Swahili Course. The course will not cover deep fundamentals or grammar structures of the Swahili language. However its a decent program to increase your vocabulary and basic Swahili. It is software so you will either need a pc or a mac to get it running.

Below some photos that give a bit of a impression what it has to offer:

On the first Photo you can see a example Swahili conversation

Below Show a nice tool to keep track of your progress

Below a activity shot to improve your Swahili pronunciation.

Below a list of the features:

  • The most critical words and phrases
  • Personalized learning sessions to speed your progress
  • Images and native speaker sound
  • Recognize spoken words
  • Lock words and phrases into your permanent memory
  • Maintain your knowledge with Intelligent Refresh
  • Track your progress with comprehensive testing
  • Perfect your accent with pronunciation practice
  • Cement your knowledge with games and activities
  • Learn thousands of extra words and phrases online at ListCentral
  • Create and share word lists with users around the world
  • MP3 audio for your iPod or other mobile player
  • Printable flashcards

All in all if you fully complete this course and use it for practice you should be able to pick up 1000 swahili words and the most usefull Kiswahili sentences. If you have any questions about the BYKI Swahili software or if you have used it and want to share your thoughts please post in the comment section.

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Play for Learning Kiswahili – My World

September 15, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Play for Learning – My World is an educational software for children between the ages of 2 and 10. It is entertaining and very effective at teaching children Kiswahili as a first or second language.
The software develops the child’s numeracy and literacy skills and seamlessly merges children’s development of non-verbal skills and spatial recognition with the acquisition of Kiswahili through play.
Key features:
It has more than 400 words / statements that children need to learn during early years.
It has over 20 stimulating learning environments such as My Home, The Park, The City and more.
It contains simple suggestions for play / learning activities for adults to refer to.
It has animated textual prompts that encourage children to read.
It uses native Swahili children’s voices and has printable colouring frames
Children find Play for Learning – My World interesting and fun. They click away happily even with minimal instructions.

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Play for Learning Kiswahili – Shapes and Colours

September 15, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

The software teaches your child 2D, 3D shapes, colours and other objects in real life presented in Kiswahili and English.

It seamlessly merges children’s development of non-verbal skills and spatial recognition with the acquisition of Kiswahili through play.

Key features:

The software is very effective at teaching 2D, 3D shapes and Colours.

It helps to develop your child’s numeracy and artistic skills.

It has suggestions for play / learning activities for adults to refer to.

It has plenty of textual prompts that encourage children to read.

Play for Learning – Shapes and Colours uses native Swahili children speakers and has over 300 new words / statements to learn!

You can print your own colour chart to hang on the wall and as well print a variety of colouring frames

Age: 2-10 years

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