Fifty lessons in this course bring a student to a practical proficiency in Somali grammar and Somali-English translation techniques. Actual texts (thirty folktales) are emphasized from Chapter 21 onwards. Comprehensive grammatical notes (crossreferenced to the Somali Reference Grammar) and exercises are found in each chapter. Oral fluency is covered in an appendix of survival dialogues. A glossary of over 6,000 word forms and a detailed grammatical index are included.