Hujambo! My name is Karen Stringer, Ph.D. Creator of the LSN on-demand platform.  Like you, I know what it's like to try to learn a new language in a non-immersion setting as opposed to being immersed in the language and culture. It is hard! One day it feels like you are making progress, then the next day it feels like you know nothing at all…


  • Spent hours and hours on YouTube®
  • Memorized 400 words from Duolingo® but was still no better for it.
  • Tried to use 5 different resources all telling me something different and I was getting overwhelmed.
  • Trying to work with a tutor. As a mom to a special needs boy I simply do not have the time to meet twice a week with a tutor to see results. 

All this without any results to show for it. Sometimes I wondered if I was cut out for this…Maybe you've felt this way?

The good news is, it does not have to be this way. I learned a better way of learning and in turn, over the last couple of years, I have helped over 100 students to achieve their goals of learning Kiswahili. It is my mission to provide Swahili learners with the tools they need to succeed so that they can accomplish their mission whatever it is. 

Whether it is service in Swahili-speaking countries, volunteering in local communities, connecting at a deeper level with loved ones, or simply better communication with your Swahili-speaking clientele, I can help you. 

I designed this platform for busy adults who desire quality and flexibility in their learning. It is what I wished I had when I was learning Arabic and French a while back. (Thankfully with Spanish my experience has been much better) And I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to share it with you!

What will you do with your newfound fluency?

Get Started today with our Noun classes master course

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Fantastic Course!

Mary M.

I have just completed Learn Swahili Now with Karen Stringer. My learn experience was Fantastic!! Some of the things I liked about the course were, I could access the course anytime, learn at my own pace, and the concept in each module was explained by an instructor lead video. After each module, there were reviews, quizzes, and assignments that helped me to grasp and remember the material in the module. I highly recommend this course for anyone that is looking for a course that is easy to understand and provides an opportunity to practice speaking the language.

Thank you!

Kayla H.

“I definitely benefitted from this comprehensive course. As a person who has been learning Swahili for two years now, this course helped me to review and build upon the basic concepts of Swahili. It increased my knowledge and confidence in speaking this beautiful language. I would absolutely recommend this to others- whether they were old learners or new."

Awesome Course!


“Karen is a great teacher, very enthusiastic. She helped me focus on the big picture, learning a new language takes time, but at the same time learn small ninja tricks that helped connect what I already knew, with what I needed to learn."

Quality and Affordable!

Emma M.

I had been trying to learn Swahili on my own for more than a year. After being in Professor Stringer’s class for only a month, I feel so confident. LearnSwahiliNow teaches you the structure of the language. She teaches fundamental concepts in a simple way that anyone can understand. This class is university quality education at such an affordable rate. Looking forward to her next class.

I did not know what I was missing!

Carol D.

Hamjambo yote. I'm learning Swahili and I didn't think I needed to pay anyone for class because they're so many resources online however I was wrong because I'm a book lover and I I look for reasons to buy a book so I bought Swahili books however you can have the talent but if you don't have the right coaching you'll find yourself with a lot of dots but no connections learn Swahili now it's helping me to connect the dots and I love sports so I compared her to the coaches that helped the talent like LeBron James or Ronaldo. Without the right coaching you don't get the trophy I want the trophy Asante Sana

I am beyond pleased!

Faith D.

“I am beyond pleased with my learning courses provided by Mwalimu Stringer. Each course has helped to improve my ability to actually hold a conversation and my friends that are native speakers have even commented on how much I’ve improved! Thank you so much for your brilliant courses!” -Faith D.



    We know convenience is a must-have for many adult language learners. LSN is built with this in mind. When you sign up, you receive personal login credentials that grant you lifetime access to your course, on your phone, tablet or computer at any time or place. This ensures that you will always have LSN at your fingertips.


    Our courses are designed by college level instructors with many years of teaching experience. Our instructors are also active language learners which means that they understand the challenges that adult learners face. You can therefore rest assured that our course materials and methodology are designed with you in mind.


    Learning a language can be difficult. However, with friends along the way it does not have to be. LSN offers an active community where you can interact with both instructors and other like-minded students. Additionally, you will get access to bonus materials curated specifically for LSN students.