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3 Ways to Fully Master Swahili Conversations. It’ll Feel Like Cheating

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Hello Listener,

Today, we have 3 ways to help you FULLY understand Swahili conversations…simply by listening and reading along. In fact, it works so well, it’s almost like cheating.

Imagine listening to a new Swahili conversation: Oh! A word you know! Tons of words you don’t know. And…you’re lost. But, what if you had the lines and translations – everything that’s being said – to read along with? Simply by listening and reading along…

  • You understand 100% of the Swahili that you hear.
  • You stay laser-focused. It’s easy to get distracted with reading or listening alone. Here, you’re much more engaged by 2 senses at the same time.
  • Result: You learn Swahili faster. New words. New phrases. They’re all translated for you. Your listening improves. If you read out loud, your speaking improves.

How can you do this at SwahiliPod101? There are 3 ways…
You already learn conversations with every lesson. But here’s how you apply this “listen and read” strategy to truly improve your Swahili. If you’re a Basic or Premium user, check these 3 methods out! If not, take advantage of the 31% OFF extension on ALL Premium plans by Nov. 2nd.

1) Brand New Feature! Get Your Lessons in Writing with Lesson Transcripts.
This is a simple but powerful tool. You get the entire transcript of a lesson, word for word. It’s our newest feature. Everything teachers say – dialogues, explanations, tips – from beginning to end, is here for you to read. Find it in the Download PDFs section of any lesson.

Print it out or save it and read along with a lesson!
Click here to check out the new Lesson Transcripts.

Get Your Lessons in Writing with Lesson Transcripts.

2) Read in Swahili or with English translations!
This breaks the conversation down so you can hear each line as much as you want. However, it’s just as useful for reading and understanding everything 100% with translations.

Find the Line-by-Line Audio inside the Lesson Materials section.

Read in Swahili, with transliterations or with English translations!

3) Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes
Your lesson notes also carry the conversation in Swahili and English. Find them in the Download PDFs section of any lesson. On top of this, you also get in-depth notes on grammar, culture and bonus sample sentences.

Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes

4) Sneak Peek Bonus! Captions for Your Video Lessons!
Surprise! There’s a fourth tool, but it’s not quite ready yet. Soon, you’ll be able to read along directly on the screen as you watch your favorite video lessons. Currently, this feature is being tested on several SpanishPod101 video lessons.

Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes

Simply by listening and reading along, you’ll master all of the Swahili conversations you hear. You’ll never miss a word. You’ll understand everything with instant translations. It’s almost like cheating! Try it out for yourself.

If you’re a Basic or Premium user, start mastering Swahili conversations with these 3 study tools. If not, take advantage of the 31% OFF extension on ALL Premium plans by November 2nd and unlock our entire Swahili learning system.

Stay tuned for even more great learning tools, strategies and features to come!

To your fluency,

Team SwahiliPod101

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5 Ways To Never Forget Swahili Words with the NEW Word Bank

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Hello Listener,

How easy is it to forget new Swahili words and phrases?

First you learn ‘em. Two days later, you forget ‘em.

Stopping to note them down takes a lot of time. You can write every word down on 100s of flashcards or in a notebook. That’s the time-consuming part of the battle. But wait! You STILL have to review them all!

So here are 5 ways to never forget new Swahili words with the Word Bank.
It’s your personal, ever-growing collection of vocab. Come across a new word in a SwahiliPod101 lesson? Want to master specific vocab list? Save ‘em with 1 click and review ‘em in 1 spot – the Word Bank.

And it’s just been updated with new features! If you’re a Premium user, be sure to check it out! If not, take advantage of our upcoming 500 Million Celebration Sale and get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS (click here) with this sneak peek.

1) Never Forget New Words from Lessons. You’re listening (or watching) a SwahiliPod101 lesson. And you come across a new word. But hearing it once isn’t enough. Find the word in the lesson’s vocabulary review list and click on “Add to Word Bank” to save it.

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
(You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

2) Save New Words or Phrases from Vocab Lists. Know those “Free Swahili Bonus” word and phrase lessons we send out? You can save these to your Word Bank as well for future review. Select your words, click on “Add Selected Words” and choose “Word Bank.” Done!

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

3) New! Review Quickly and Easily. Ready to review? You’ll find all your saved words in the Word Bank. We’ve updated it so it’s a lot cleaner and easier on the eyes. Review the words and meanings at a glance. You can also hear the native audio pronunciation.

And, you can even enlarge the words as you hover over them.

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

4) New! Organize and Label your Words. Maybe you want to see just the adjectives. Or just the questions. Or…the words you learned this past month. Just add a custom label of your choice to a set of words. Then, review just the ones you’re interested in.

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

5) Bonus! Print out your Word Lists as Physical Study Sheets! Want to have your words and phrases down on paper? This tactic is a favorite for some of our users. Just export your Word Bank entries into a PDF file and then print it as a physical study sheet. Add notes, create a notebook of word lists and much more!

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
(You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

With the SwahiliPod101 Word Bank, a Premium Study Tool available for our Premium and Premium PLUS learners, you can…

  • Save words from any lesson or vocab list with 1 click
  • Review all of your words quickly in 1 spot
  • Organize them by custom labels and see the words you want
  • Send your words to Flashcards to drill and master them fast
  • Access the relevant audio and video lessons that introduce the word
  • Export your words to PDF and print them out as physical study sheets
  • Export your words to Excel or CSV files (for advanced users)

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
(You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

This is your personal, ever-growing collection of words. Save with 1 click, review them all in 1 spot and never forget Swahili words again.

Stay tuned for even more great learning tools and features to come!

To your fluency,

Team SwahiliPod101

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Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

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5 Ways To Improve Your Swahili Speaking Skills

5 Ways To Improve Your Swahili Speaking Skills

Speaking is usually the #1 weakness for all Swahili learners. This is a common issue among language learners everywhere. The reason for this is obvious: When language learners first start learning a language, they usually start with reading. They read online articles, books, information on apps and so on. If they take a class, they spend 20% of their time repeating words, and 80% of the time reading the textbook, doing homework or just listening to a teacher. So, if you spend most of your time reading instead of speaking, you might get better at reading but your speaking skills never grow. You get better at what you focus on.

So if you want to improve you speaking skills, you need to spend more of your study time on speaking. Here are five tips to help you get started:

1. Read out loud
If you’re listening to a lesson and reading along, read out loud. Then re-read and speed up your tempo. Do this again and again until you can speak faster. Try your best to pronounce the words correctly, but don’t obsess about it. Read swiftly, emote and put some inflection on the sentences. Reading aloud helps to train the muscles of your mouth and diaphragm to produce unfamiliar words and sounds.

Read out loud!

2. Prepare things to say ahead of time.
As you may know from experience, most learners run out of things to say. But, if you prepare lines ahead of time, you won’t be at a loss for words in conversations. This will help you not only to learn how to say the words, but how to say them in the right context. A good way to prepare yourself before conversations is with our Swahili Pronunciation Series, which teaches you how to pronounce Swahili letters easily:

Click here to learn proper Swahili pronunciation.

3. Use shadowing (repeat the dialogues as you hear them).
Shadowing is an extremely useful tool for increasing fluency as well as improving your accent and ability to be understood. Shadowing helps create all the neural connections in your brain to produce those words and sentences quickly and accurately without having to think about it. Also, as mentioned in tip #1, shadowing helps develop the muscle memory in all the physical parts responsible for the production of those sounds. Depending on what your primary and target languages are, it’s quite likely that there are a lot of sounds your mouth just isn’t used to producing. Shadowing can be done, for example, when watching TV shows or movies or listening to music.

Each one of our lessons begins with a dialogue. Try to shadow the conversation line by line, and you’ll be mastering it in no time.

Click here to for a FREE taste of our Absolute Beginner series!

4. Review again and again.
This is the key to perfection, and we can’t emphasize it enough. Most learners don’t review! If you review and repeat lines again and again, you’ll be speaking better, faster and with more confidence.

Review again and again

5. DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES!
You’d be surprised by how many people try to avoid talking! The more you speak, the faster you learn – and that is why you’re learning Swahili. Practice speaking every chance you get: whether it’s ordering coffee, shopping or asking for directions.

Sneak Peek: Review More Swahili with This Feature, Badges & Your 26% OFF

Click here to get 26% OFF + A FREE Audiobook!

Hello Listener,

You’ll want to know about these 2 new Swahili learning tools and features. They’re great for reviewing, motivation and progress. One is an unofficial sneak peek.

So what are they? The brand new Achievement Badges and the Word Bank! And… if you want to master Swahili, unlock our proven learning system at 26% OFF and get a Bonus 6.5-hour Audiobook!

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. 72 Hours Left! Click here to get 26% OFF + FREE 6.5-Hour Audiobook
  2. New Feature! Achievement Badges Now Available for Premium PLUS
  3. Sneak Peek: Save & Review Vocab with this Study Tool



1. Ends Friday! Learn Swahili with 26% OFF & a FREE Audiobook!
No school. No stress. Learn Swahili at your pace and start speaking in minutes with effective lessons! ‘Til Friday only, get 26% OFF any 1- or 2-year plan and a BONUS Swahili Audiobook as a 2-for-1 deal. You get access to 50+ hours of audio and video lessons by teachers, lesson notes, motivational progress stats, apps, study tools and more. Just $2.96/month and up to $62.40 OFF. Hurry! Ends Friday, 8/28/2015!

Click here to learn Swahili and get 26% OFF. Up to $62.40 in savings.
(The free 6.5-hour Swahili audiobook will be inside your welcome email)

2. NEW Feature! Learn and Stay Motivated with NEW Achievement Badges
Learning Swahili? You deserve recognition and motivation. So, if you’re a Premium PLUS member… you can now unlock new badges as your Swahili improves. Your Premium PLUS teacher will give out badges as you complete weekly assignments. The result? You master more Swahili, unlock badges for your progress, and stay motivated to keep going.

Click here to learn about the Premium PLUS Achievement Badges!

3. Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Newly Redesigned Word Bank!
We haven’t fully announced this yet… but here’s a sneak peek! The Word Bank – your personal collection of words and phrases – is better than ever. What’s new? First, a shiny new design. You can sort and manage your vocab and phrases with custom labels. And feel free to print out your entries as physical study material or export them as files! Not a Premium member? Take advantage of the 26% discount by Friday.

Premium Users: Click here to access the New Word Bank!
(Note: You must be logged in to access this)

To your fluency,
Team SwahiliPod101

P.S. We’re giving you a BONUS 6.5-Hour Audiobook. Get 26% OFF by Friday!
No school or textbooks necessary to learn Swahili! In fact, you get a FREE Audiobook when you get 26% OFF any 1- or 2-year plan. Master Swahili in LESS time with this 2-for-1 deal! Unlock our learning system – over 50 hours of audio and video lesson by real teachers and more! Just $2.96/month and up to $62.40 OFF. Hurry! Ends Friday, 8/28/2015!

Ends Friday! Click here to learn Swahili and Get 26% OFF!
(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email)

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You’re Too Cool for School: Master Swahili at 26% OFF & Get a FREE Audiobook

Click here to get 26% OFF & a free Audiobook!

Hello Listener,

Did you start this year out with a resolution to learn Swahili? Haven’t found time to make it happen yet? Well, with students everywhere going back to school this month… Now’s a perfect time to renew your dream of truly learning Swahili.

Even if you’re a complete beginner. Even if you’re out of school…
You can and will learn Swahili with 50+ hours of lessons from real teachers. The Too Cool for School Sale at SwahiliPod101 starts today:

Click here to get 26% OFF & a free Audiobook!
Click here to get 26% OFF & a free Audiobook!

Start speaking Swahili from your very first lesson and get our entire Swahili learning system at 26% OFF! That’s just $2.96/month with Basic or $7.40/month with Premium and up to $62.40 in savings. So if you upgrade now, you instantly receive:

How does it work? And how will you learn Swahili?
Learning Swahili in a class simply isn’t an option for most of us with work, family and busy schedules. Between the excessive costs and the inconveniences of getting to class and working around someone else’s schedule, classrooms aren’t realistic.

But at SwahiliPod101, you get fun, effective and proven lessons from real Swahili teachers. The entire learning system was designed to help you overcome the obstacles of traditional classes, because:

  • SwahiliPod101 is a Mere Fraction of the Cost of Classrooms
  • You Get 50+ Hours of Audio & Video Lessons from Real Swahili Teachers
  • You Access Lessons & Study Tools With Your Computer or Any Mobile Device
  • You Learn at Your Own Pace and When It’s Convenient For You
  • There Are No Extra Textbooks To Buy (But you do get a FREE Audiobook!)

Click Here to Get 26% Off Any Annual Subscription & A Swahili Audiobook FREE!

That’s right: You learn whenever and wherever is convenient for you and at a pace you choose! And during the Too Cool for School Sale, just sign up for any annual Basic or Premium subscription by clicking on any link and we’ll instantly discount the price by 26%!

And with a Premium plan, you’re unlocking the entire system….

  • Exclusive! App for the iPhone, iPad or Android
  • Full Lesson Library Access: 280+ Swahili Lessons
  • Read Along with Every Lesson with PDF Lesson Notes
  • Get Instructor Feedback & Comments on Each Lesson
  • Stay Motivated & See Your Progress Grow with Progress Tracking
  • Know Which Lesson to Study Next with Learning Guidance
  • Hear the Conversation Line by Line with the Line by Line Dialogue
  • Get Full Lesson Transcripts, Translations & Review Tracks
  • Get Extra Practice with Review Quizzes for Every Lesson
  • Master Swahili Words Fast with Smart Online Flashcards
  • Reach Conversational Fluency with the 2,000 Top Swahili Word List
  • Save Words & Phrases for Later Review with the Word Bank
  • Perfect Your Pronunciation with Voice Recording Tools
  • 24/7 Access via Any Device with Internet Access
  • Get All the Vocab from a Lesson Season with Season Vocabulary
  • Exclusive! Create Your Own Word Lists with the Custom Lists App
  • …and much more!

Click here to get UNLIMITED access for just $0.24/day or $7.40/month!
(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email.)

So for the next few days, that means you gain full access to our Basic plan for as low as just $2.96 per month or our most popular Premium plan for just $7.40 a month – a mere fraction of what you would pay for traditional classroom instruction!

Don’t Forget Your FREE Swahili Audiobook!
Get the best of both worlds with real-life conversation and the in-depth explanations of a textbook! Listen to over 6.5 hours of lessons and read along with 200+ pages. You’ll get your free Audiobook instantly when you upgrade, inside the welcome email.

Click Here To Learn Swahili At 26% OFF & Get Your Free Audiobook!

And Upgrading is Risk-Free.

Remember, you get a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee so if plans change or you are anything less than thrilled with our language learning system – we’ll promptly refund your entire order without any hassles or questions.

But hurry: Although it’s never too late to make a fresh start and realize your dream of learning Swahili, the Too Cool for School Sale ends soon, so….

Click here to learn Swahili with 50+ hours of Swahili lessons & save up to $62.40
(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email.)

To Making a Fresh Start,

Team SwahiliPod101

P.S. All subscriptions are fully backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee meaning you can lock in your savings now and if you later decide that you’re not learning Swahili as fast as you’d like, then we’ll refund your entire subscription amount. You have nothing to lose but you have to ACT NOW before this Too Cool for School Sale ends!

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(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email.)

NEW! Complete Swahili Assignments, Earn NEW Badges, Level Up Your Swahili

New Feature! Level Up Your Swahili and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Hello Listener,

(This is all about new achievement badges at SwahiliPod101. Keep reading!)

Let’s say you JUST finished a Swahili lesson. For example, an assignment like…

  • You write a self-introduction in Swahili
  • You record your self-introduction via audio or video
  • You send an image to your teacher that’s related to Swahili
  • …or you complete a weekly writing task

Then, you send it over. Your SwahiliPod101 teacher checks it. Approves it.

Ding! You get a new achievement badge for your hard work. It’s your mark of progress. It definitely sends a burst of Swahili learning motivation into your brain!

What does this mean? It’s proof that your Swahili is improving, as confirmed by a real Swahili teacher. Real proof that you’re well on your way to mastering the language. And it’s an awesome way to stay confident and motivated in your learning journey.

It also means achievement badges are now available at SwahiliPod101. You’re learning Swahili. You deserve recognition and motivation. So, if you’re a Premium PLUS member, you can now unlock badges as you level up your Swahili. Your Premium PLUS teacher will give out badges as you complete new assignments!

Click here to visit My Teacher at SwahiliPod101!
(For Premium PLUS users: Complete assignments and get badges from your teacher)

New Feature! Level Up Your Swahili and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Listeners, this is something many of you have been asking for.

Alright, how does this work and how can you unlock badges?
SwahiliPod101 Badges are currently available to Premium PLUS subscribers. Don’t worry, more are on the way for other users! Here’s how it works!

With Premium PLUS, you learn with your own Teacher. You stay in 1-on-1 contact via My Teacher – whether the mobile app or directly on the SwahiliPod101 site.

Your teacher gives you Swahili assignments. That’s right, you’re not learning alone! You get various assignments. Your teacher will correct your Swahili and give feedback. You can do this via text or audio or video recordings.

And you earn badges for completing assignments – from your teacher. This is how you know you’re mastering Swahili.

You’re getting feedback from the one person that knows best.

A real Swahili teacher.

Find your unlocked badges in My Account. Once you’re there, go to the “My Report” Tab and click on “Your Badges.” So, if you’re a Premium PLUS user, get in touch with your teacher on SwahiliPod101. Then, start earning badges and leveling up your Swahili.

Click here to see your badges inside My Account!
(For Premium PLUS users only)

If you’re new, you might be asking “What’s Premium PLUS?”
Premium PLUS combines 1-on-1 learning with your own teacher PLUS our learning system. You get the best of both worlds – unlimited SwahiliPod101 Premium access, which includes 280+ audio and video lessons, PDF lesson notes, study tools and more – plus, you get a teacher who creates a personalized learning plan and guides you along the way.

If you want to unlock Premium PLUS at 30% OFF, take advantage of our discount. Click on the link below. This quick discount ends October 2nd, 2015!

To earning badges and learning Swahili!

Team SwahiliPod101

P.S. 500 Million Celebration! Get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS
Join the celebration and start speaking Swahili with our proven and fun lessons for less! Get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS and unlock our entire learning system – ALL lessons, lesson notes, study tools, apps & more! That’s just $7/month or $0.23/day but only ‘til 10/2/2015!

Only 500 spots! Click here to get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS!

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3 Consistent Ways You’ll Learn Swahili Fast: All New Lessons, Word Lists & 29% OFF!

Get a hot 29% OFF!

Hi there Listener,

When you’re learning Swahili and want real progress…look for the consistent method. One that’s non-stop and keeps you going. What’s a good one? SwahiliPod101 Lessons – free audio and video lessons, every week. In fact, a new season of lessons has started this month that you can grab. Anything else? Vocab lists, where you learn new words and phrases all the time. And don’t forget that our 29% OFF Summer of Swahili Sale ends Friday!

In this month’s newsletter…

  1. Sale Ends Friday! Click Here to Get 29% OFF Basic or Premium!
  2. A New Season Has Started: New, Free, Weekly Swahili Lessons
  3. Free Feature Alert: Speak More Swahili With Word & Phrase Lists

1. Summer of Swahili Sale ends Friday! Get a HOT 29% OFF!
Want to speak and understand Swahili like a native speaker? Get 29% OFF and start speaking Swahili with lessons by real teachers. Unlock our entire Swahili course and learning system – 50+ hours of audio and video lessons, mobile apps, lesson notes, study tools and more! Just $2.84/month and up to $69.60 OFF! Ends 7/31/2015!

Click Here to Save up to $69.60 on the Most Effective Swahili Course!
(Discounted prices ONLY available until Friday, July 31st, 2015!)

2. New Lessons Started this July – Here’s the 2015 Lesson Schedule!
Now, we know that you want more lessons. They’re non-stop, free and get you speaking more Swahili in minutes. So, you should know that new lessons and seasons started on July 6th. What kind of lessons? And what days do they come out on? Check the publishing schedule. And if you want to get our entire system – over 50+ hours of lessons – grab the 29% discount above!

Click Here to See the New Lesson Publishing Schedule!

3. Free Feature Alert: Speak More Swahili with Word & Phrase Lists
Here’s another non-stop way to boost your Swahili – Swahili Word and Phrase Lists. They’re based on holidays, current events and all-around useful topics. Our listeners learned how to talk about their summer plans in Swahili with a recent list! Just click below, access any list and review with definitions, sample sentences and audio pronunciation.

Click Here to Access the Free Swahili Word & Phrase Lists.

To your Swahili fluency,

Team SwahiliPod101

P.S. Ends Friday! Get a HOT 29% OFF the Most Effective Swahili Course!
Ready to master more Swahili this summer? Get 29% OFF any plan and start speaking Swahili with lessons by real teachers. Unlock our ENTIRE learning system – 50+ hours of audio and video lessons, mobile apps, lesson notes, study tools and more! Just $2.84/month and up to $69.60 OFF! Ends 7/31/2015!

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(Discounted prices ONLY available until Friday, July 31st, 2015!)

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5 Tips To Motivate Yourself While Learning A Second Language

5 Tips to Motivate Yourself

1. Schedule your time.

One of the most important factors in keeping your motivation up is developing it into a habit. Whether it be 20 minutes or 3 hours, schedule time to study every day and stick to it. Regular exposure solidifies what you learn and keeps you progressing. To make sure you stick to your routine, a great idea is to build a schedule for your day and decide that every day/Monday/weekend, you study from 6pm to 8pm. Just remember that 30 minutes a day, every day, is better than a binge 8-hour study session at the end of the week (though it’s obviously better than nothing).

2. Learn a word a day with our great Word of the Day learning tool.

Trying to learn everything at once and getting overwhelmed by the sheer number of words in your new language is not a good idea. Sometimes, even if you do learn new words, you forget them quickly because you haven’t heard them enough in context. As mentioned above, daily exposure to new words is an important factor in solidifying your target language. Our Word of the Day tool delivers you daily words and phrases, shows you how to pronounce them and use them in different contexts. Since you can get the WOTD via email, Facebook, or Twitter, this is a passive way of learning a language that fits into your existing daily social media routine. It only takes 3 minutes to review a word and practice its pronunciation, so you can do it on the way to work, in the gym, or even before you go to bed.

Click here to get the Swahili Word of the Day for FREE!

3. Make friends!

Make friends!

If there’s a community of people who speak the language you want to learn in your city, start attending those events! Friendship is the easiest way to get comfortable with the slang, intonation, and mannerisms of a new language. The key to learning any language is speaking a lot, so try to find a native speaker who can be your conversation partner. Having friends that speak your target language means that you will find yourself in situations where you have no choice but to speak that language. But since they are your friends, you will be doing things you enjoy with them. So these situations will probably have little or no stress. These friendships will also mean that you have someone you can ask about language, culture, and so on.

4. Take a break!

Break time

If you’re having an off day or if your brain is already tired of studying, see if you can take a break and do something fun AND useful. Comic books, illustrated stories, and cartoons are a fun way to keep learning while reducing the target language text load for weary eyes. Plus, the images help you plant lasting seeds of memory, as researchers say humor opens up cognitive doors. This is a way to keep the target language active in your brain without the strain of studying a textbook.

Don’t get stuck with the same content though. When things start to bore you, move on. Change up your books, movies, anime, music, dramas, and so on when they start getting old.

5. Don’t give up!

As with any goal, there are going to be pitfalls along the way. You’d have to be incredibly determined to never have an off-day or consider giving up. And when you do it’s ok, but the important thing is to pick yourself up after this temporary setback and keep going. Knowing you’ve overcome a few obstacles is only going to make the moment you have your first conversation in another language that much sweeter. Like the Swahili proverb says, ‘Fall down seven times, stand up eight.’

If you need more motivation, check out this list of the Top 10 Inspirational Quotes in Swahili.

New App Update! Swahili Video Lessons for Android & More Lesson Control!

Hello Listener,

Last time, you got the new, free, weekly Swahili lessons on the go. This time, there are 2 more updates for the Innovative Language 101 App:

Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

  1. SwahiliPod101 Video Lessons Now On The Android Version
  2. Powerful Lesson Player Controls On the iPhone/iPad Version

What does this mean for you?

It means: more Swahili lessons to learn with and more control over them!

Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!
(If you own the App, upgrade to the latest version.)

1. Video Lessons now on the Android App!

Click here to download Innovative Language for free!

Are you a visual learner and love learning with video? Swahili Video lessons make up a major portion of the SwahiliPod101 learning system. They weren’t on the Android version before, but they are now.

Learn with video on the go by tapping on “Browse Lessons” and selecting any video series. (Note: This is already available for iOS.)

2. Powerful Lesson Controls for the iPhone & iPad!

Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Want to completely understand the Swahili that you hear? Or review conversations until they’re stuck in your head? Take control of any Audio Lesson with new playback controls. With new Playback Controls, you can…

  • Review again and again by putting a track on repeat
  • Slow down or speed up by setting the playback speed (0.5x, 1x, 1.5x or 2x)
  • Skip back and forth between tracks within a lesson
  • Backtrack or get ahead by jumping 10 seconds back or forward

New updates! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!
(If you own the App, upgrade to the latest version.)

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To new free Swahili lessons for life,

Team SwahiliPod101

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New App Update! Get The Newest Swahili Lessons For Free No Matter Where You Are

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Hello Listener,

Did you know that every new SwahiliPod101 lesson is yours free?

Fact: All new lessons are open to everyone for 3 weeks after the publish date. This is one of the major benefits of the Free Lifetime Account. Just sit back and learn. High-quality Swahili audio and video lessons come out every week.

But here’s what’s new…
You now get the newest lessons on your mobile device, anywhere, anytime!

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Users requested this. We listened. Innovative Language 101 for the iPhone, iPad and Androidthe App that gives you your lessons on the go – has an awesome new update: Newest Lessons.

If you’re learning Swahili and want to get all new lessons all the time, you absolutely can’t miss out on this. With this update, you get:

  • Access to lessons from the past 3 weeks
  • Access to every single new lesson that comes out
  • …and you can download them to your device for extra study!

When you log in to the App, simply tap on the “Newest Lessons” icon for all the latest and greatest lessons. Every time a lesson is published, you will find it here. High-quality Swahili audio and video lessons come out every week.

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Remember: Every new SwahiliPod101 lesson is yours free. This a major benefit of the Free Lifetime Account. New lessons are open to everyone for 3 weeks after the publish date. High-quality Swahili audio and video lessons come out every week.

If you run into any bugs or issues with this new update, feel free to send us a quick email at mobileapps@innovativelanguage.com.

To new free Swahili lessons for life,

Team SwahiliPod101

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