Daariz is the free, fun and easy-to-use app that helps you learn the Somali language. It’s perfect for you whether you’re a complete beginner or whether you already have a little knowledge of Somali but want to progress quickly.
Learn Somali for travel, school, college, work, family, improving your social media activity or just because you love learning!
To kickstart your Somali today, simply install Daariz and get access to hundreds of enjoyable lessons, tests, and activities, as well as a library of engrossing short texts and stories - and, because you won’t even need access to the internet, you can learn anywhere!
We think learning should be fun, so as you learn you’ll earn virtual camels as a reward for completing units of study, topic modules, activities, and text passages. Compete with your friends to see who can win the most camels!
You’ll also win badges for using the app everyday, because this helps you create a great learning habit. And you’ll also earn badges for achieving important milestones in your educational journey.
With Daariz you get two free courses: Somali 1 and Somali 2.
Somali 1 is for you if you’re a complete beginner in Somali, but it can be used as a refresher course for intermediates. Take Somali 1 to quickly learn the basics of the Somali language so that you’ll be able to read and understand simple words, and short sentences.
Somali 2 is for you if you already have some knowledge of Somali, but it’s also perfect for beginners who’ve completed Somali 1 and want to progress even further. Somali 2 will help you learn additional Somali words, and improve your reading speed and comprehension with lots of reading practice.
The Somali 1 course includes the following fundamental topics as modules:
- The alphabet (both lowercase and uppercase)
- Letter sounds
- Letter combinations
- Simple words
- Short sentences
Somali 1 includes built-in audio tuition - very useful when you first start learning Somali!
At each step Daariz will automatically analyze your progress so that you’ll get more practice on areas that you need to develop.
When you’ve completed all the lessons in each module and you’ve made progress, you’ll have the opportunity to test your knowledge and understanding (and win a virtual camel!). Tests are important because they show whether you’re ready to proceed to the next topic.
Somali 2 is packed full of practice texts which are short passages carefully designed to improve your reading speed, vocabulary, and spelling. Each passage includes:
- An opportunity to practice writing some of the words from the passage.
- An opportunity to practice sight reading some of the words from the passage.
- A test to measure your words-per-minute reading speed.
- A test to measure your reading comprehension.
But that’s not all!
With Somali 2 you’ll also get access to a library of incredible short stories, which means you’ll have a lot of fun improving your reading speed. Each story you work through gives you immediate feedback with a personal reading speed and comprehension score.
- Have fun learning: As your Somali improves and as you create a learning habit, you’ll earn rewards and badges, including virtual camels! How big can you grow your herd?
- Measure your progress: Daariz measures your efforts and your progress, and lets you know where you’re improving and where you need a little more support.
- Learn offline: you don’t need constant internet connectivity to use Daariz. Learn where you want and when you want.
- Learn for free: the Daariz team believes that everyone should have access to learning and education.
Download Daariz now and get learning Somali!