Learn to Speak Somali Through Conversation

A free platform to learn to speak Somali. Have fun in the process!


Somali Conversation Practice for Free Right Now!

See what all the fuss is about - jump into the Somali speaking conversation or just listen in. Click below to get started.

Hilokal Around the World

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100+different countries
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Learn to Speak Somali...by Speaking Somali!

Get Somali conversation practice with like-minded people from around the world Simply choose your stage, Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Proficient. Then, let natural conversation flow!

Culture of Learning

Hilokal is not a dating app or a lifestyle contest. We keep profile photos small. We encourage Somali conversation practice focused content, and strictly enforce our community guidelines. You’ll see immediately that everything in Hilokal is designed to help you learn to speak Somali and share your native language.


Custom Emojis

With Hilokal, we’re always updating custom emojis and badges in our Somali speaking app. Sometimes there’s no right word to express how you feel - in any language, but there is the perfect emoji to truly express what’s really on your mind. Make Somali conversation practice fun by expressing yourself and showing off your achievements with badges.


Track Progress

Stay motivated with daily Somali speaking streaks. Learning how to speak Somali is all about practicing consistently and often. Language learning is not a sprint, it’s a marathon! You can also set talk-time goals for yourself. If you only have 5 minutes to practice your new vocabulary, those 5 minutes will be added to your total talk time. It feels good!


How to start speaking Somali on Hilokal


❶ Sign up for Hilokal

Start your journey on our free Somali speaking app! Let us know your goals and we’ll set you up with a fresh account.

❷ Find an audio table

Choose from our 1000s of live and scheduled Somali speaking app audio tables. Filter by language, level, partners, and communities.

❸ Listen until you’re ready to speak

You can choose to be a listener, and just send chat messages, images and emojis while you learn from other’s live audio conversations.

❹ Ready to speak out? 🚀

Click the🪑‘take a seat’ icon to let the table host know you’re ready to learn to speak Somali and join the conversation!


Free Forever

Our goal is to give everyone an equal opportunity to learn to speak Somali. Somali tutors, schools and courses can be very expensive. With all the fancy technology in the world, speaking to people around the world should be free. At Hilokal, we created this vision through our free Somali speaking app and it'll stay that free forever!

Join In or Create Your Own Conversational Lessons!

You have the power to block, kick and report anyone who interrupts your Somali conversation practice. You have the power to accept or decline messages from strangers. Feel free to create public or private audio rooms and cafe communities. You are in control of your journey into learning how to speak Somali.


Everyone will be impressed with your Somali skills

Hilokal is the easiest way to practice Somali speaking online free. Yes, free! If you’re not ready to speak out yet, that’s no problem. Our drop-in audio chatrooms make it easy to just listen until you’re ready to start learning how to speak Somali through your own conversation. As a listener you can send chat messages and fun emojis. Not sure what to say when you’re ready to talk? There are thousands of topics and hundreds of verified Somali trainers will make that part easy.

Improve Your Somali Speaking Skills - No Matter Your Fluency

Beginner to native speaker conversation levels, read alongs, Q&As, and more. Practice Somali conversation for free.


100s Like You Practice Speaking Somali Online Free!

Hilokal is speaking Somali made easy. There are 1000s online now. See what users are saying about our Somali speaking app.

Choose Your Live Somali Conversation

100s of conversations are happening right now. No payment required. Start learning to speak Somali by choosing your conversation below.


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