Online Somali Lessons


Classroom Objects

by John Compton • June 21, 2017

Difficulty: Beginner

Learn basic classroom or office objects and how to identify them.

Somali Radio Hosts Recording

Difficult Sounds in Somali

by John Compton • June 6, 2017

Difficulty: Beginner

Learn the difficult sounds found in Somali language, and practice listening at home.

Jackal and Rhino Somali Traditional Story Image Sepia

The Jackal and the Rhinoceros

by John Compton • March 18, 2017

Vocabulary: Traditional Story
Difficulty: Intermediate
# of Questions: 8
Traditional Somali story warning against arrogance and showing the importance of cleverness in facing adversity.


The Man and the Snake

by John Compton • March 16, 2017

Vocabulary: Traditional Story
Difficulty: Advanced
# of Questions: 9
Traditional Somali morality tale about keeping trust with those around you.

Two Women Practicing Somali Language

Basic Introductions

by John Compton • January 29, 2017

Vocabulary: Introductions
Difficulty: Beginner

Learn and practice basic introductory phrases in Somali

Obama Security Speech

Obama’s Last Security Speech

by John Compton • December 10, 2016

Vocabulary: American Politics
Difficulty: Advanced
# of Questions: 5
President Obama gives the last national security speech of his tenure.

Ifeye Youth Library

Youth Open Library in Mogadishu

by John Compton • December 5, 2016

Vocabulary: Education
Difficulty: Intermediate
# of Questions: 7
A group of young Somalis opens a public library in Mogadishu to help university students in their studies.