This course is a Shona basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Shona language.
Other popular language programs (including Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur) rely heavily on the methods pioneered in this exclusive course. The course contains over 30 hours of educational audio with Student text (download-able). The program is designed to help students reach a level of proficiency which will enable them to participate effectively in most formal and informal. The reference manual has 519 pages of exercises and drills that supplement the audio portion of the course.