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Chichewa for English speakers
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Talk Now! Learn Chichewa
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Tiyeni!
Chichewa Course for newcomers to Malawi

Chinyanja Basic Course
Chinyanja Basic Course, by E.W. Stevick and others, publ. Eric Education Resources Centre

Language Games
Interactive games for learning the Chichewa language

Monolingual Dictionary - Online
Monolingual Chichewa Dictionary, compiled by the Centre for Language Studies in Zomba, Malawi

Webster - Online
Webster’s on-line Dictionary of basic Chichewa words

US Peace Corps
US Peace Corps material for learning Chichewa available through Michigan State University Center for African Studies.

-Learning Chichewa: a Peace Corps language course. By Gregory John Orr and Carol Myers Scotton ; prepared by the African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1980, Vols. 1 (Lessons 1-10) & II (Lessons 11-20)

-Learning Chichewa : Teacher's Manual. By Jan Behrs, Gregory John Orr and Carol Myers Scotton. Publisher East Lansing, Mich. : African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1980, paper, 156 pp.

-In addition to the two paper volumes and Teacher's Manual, and two accompanying language tapes are available.

You can download Learning Chichewa from the U.S. Government’s Education Resources Information Center, or you can buy it in hard copy from the University of Michigan African Studies Center. The accompanying audio files are currently not available for download, and so will need to be purchased.

Download PDF: Book 1, Book 2, Teacher’s Manual

Intensive Chichewa - Online
Intensive Chichewa, (c) 1969 Likuni Press and Publishing House P.O. Box 133, Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Table of contents & pronunciation guide (114 Kb)

1. Present tense. Pronoun-prefixes. Six classes of nouns. (94 Kb)

2. Negative forn. Interrogations. Present continuous. (84 Kb)

3. Prepositions. Connections. "To have". (76 Kb)

4. Separate pronouns. Adverbs. Concordial prefixes. (102 Kb)

5. Concordial prefixes. (84 Kb)

Lessons 1-5 combined (430 Kb)

6. "There is". (83 Kb)

7. Object-pronouns infixes. Habit -ma- infix. (80 Kb)

8. Subjunctive. Kuti. (91 Kb)

9. Past and Future: -na- and -dza- infixes. (83 Kb)

10. 'At what time?' Adverbs. (89 Kb)

Lessons 6-10 combined (416 Kb)

11. Object-pronouns infixes. Relative -mene. (85 Kb)

12. Numbers (87 Kb)

13. Perfect tense (81 Kb)

14. Extra classes : Diminutive ka-; Infinitive ku-, pa ku mu (81 Kb)

15. Possession. Possessives. "Home" (78 Kb)

Lessons 11-15 combined (403 Kb)

16. Formation of Adjectives. The week. (84 Kb)

17. "to be". -li and ndi. (85 Kb)

18. Special adjectives (83 Kb)

19. Verbal adjectives. Ordinals. (86 Kb)

20. Motion: -ka- and -dza- infixes (81 Kb)

Lessons 16-20 combined (409 Kb)

21. Demonstratives uyu and uyo (82 Kb)

22. Contractions naye, nawo, nane. Reciprocity -na suffix. (90 Kb)

23. Demonstratives uno and uja (87 Kb)

24. Locatives "where?", "here", "there" (79 Kb)

25. Comparison (81 Kb)

Lessons 21-25 combined (408 Kb)

26. Wina "another"; weniweni "real" (84 Kb)

27. Yense "each, all" (83 Kb)

28. Yekha "only" (82 Kb)

29. Amene relative. Ameneyu demonstrative (90 Kb)

30. Yemwe "the same", Yemweyu demonstrative (91 Kb)

Lessons 26-30 combined (420 Kb)

31. Locatives (full list) (88 Kb)

32. Kutere and Kutero. Adverbs of manner. (83 Kb)

33. "Before" and "after", -sana- and -ta- infixes. (80 Kb)

34. Conditional -ka-, -kada- infixes. (87 Kb)

35. "May" and "can": -nga infix. "still" and "not yet" (87 Kb)

Lessons 31-35 combined (414 Kb)

36. Other infixes: -dzi-, -nka-, -ba-, -zi-, -ma-, -ta-, orders (91 Kb)

37. -tsa suffice: causative, intensity (88 Kb)

38. -ra suffix: applied form (92 Kb)

39. -dwa suffix: passive, formation of nouns (86 Kb)

40. -ka suffix: potential, descriptive (82 Kb)

Lessons 36-40 combined (429 Kb)

41. Other locatives: adverbs (87 Kb)

42. Ndi and si: contractions (82 Kb)

43. Kuti as a verb (85 Kb)

44. Kuti as a conjunction (83 Kb)

45. Enclitics and suffixes -nso, -be, -di, -tu, -no, -po, -ko, -mo (91 Kb)

Lessons 41-45 combined (418 Kb)

46. Reduplications, interrogations (93 Kb)

47. Ideophones, -khala, inversions (95 Kb)

Lessons 46-47 combined (185 Kb)

 
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