Chinyanja - Basic Course is a work created by the Foreign Service Institute which is designed to help readers successfully learn the Chinyanja language. Chinyanja is the most commonly spoken language of Malawi. The Foreign Service Institute is the United States' training institution for officers and support personnel of the U.S. State Department. The Foreign Service Institute creates publications to help those learning new languages do so quicker and with a higher rate of success as opposed to other publications available to individuals learning new languages. Chinyanja - Basic Course is highly recommended for those interested in learning the Chinyanja language.