Industry Specific Language Courses

We offer language courses aimed at your language needs specific to your working environment or personal need.  Learning vocabulary that you use daily will be meaningful to you and boost your confidence.  By the end of the course you will be able to build your own short basic sentences of 2 – 7 words.  We do not encourage “parrot learning” of sentences but rather empower you to build your own sentences.  It is important to understand what you are saying so that you may understand what is said back to you.
It takes up to two years to speak a language well but everybody has to start at the beginning.  The best way to learn a language is to speak it by emerging yourself in the culture.  If you wait until you are confident enough to speak it well before you start speaking it, you will never learn the language. Thus we encourage using the technique of “code switching”.  This means that you will say the sentence in your mother tongue and substitute words in that sentence with the new language.  Before you know it your sentences will start consisting more of your new learnt language. 


Course duration:  The course runs over 10 weeks, one lesson of 90 minutes per week.  In addition you will need to study and practice approximately 2 hours per week.


Courses are presented by native speakers of the language.  These facilitators are also qualified.  The classes are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. 


Course material is provided and includes a Learner Manual, Formative Assessments, Summative Assessments and a Dictionary.
A relevant certificate will be provided to you on successful completion of the course.

Contact us if you would like to join a class in your area,  subject to availability.

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Basic isiXhosa

The Xhosa language is one of the official languages of South Africa.  There are two main groups of Bantu languages in South Africa; the Sotho languages and Nguni languages.  Xhosa belongs to the latter, as does Zulu, Swati and Ndebele.  Xhosa is South Africa’s second most common home language (spoken by 16% of South Africans).  Zulu is the most spoken (22,7%) and is closely related and mutually intelligible with Xhosa.
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Intermediate isiXhosa

The Xhosa language is one of the official languages of South Africa.  There are two main groups of Bantu languages in South Africa; the Sotho languages and Nguni languages.  Xhosa belongs to the latter, as does Zulu, Swati and Ndebele.  Xhosa is South Africa’s second most common home language (spoken by 16% of South Africans).  Zulu is the most spoken (22,7%) and is closely related and mutually intelligible with Xhosa. Read More

Basic English

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.  It is spoken as a first language by the majority populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations; moreover, it is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states. It is the third-most-common native language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.  It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the European Union, many Commonwealth countries and the United Nations, as well as in many world organizations.

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Basic SA Sign Language

South African Sign Language (SASL) is the official sign language used by Deaf people in South Africa.   The South African government has not yet made it as one of the official languages of South Africa although it is estimated that up to 2 million people speak it.  There are as many as twelve distinctly different dialects of sign language in South Africa. Read More

Basic Afrikaans

Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe. It is an offshoot of several Dutch dialects spoken by the mainly Dutch settlers (17th century) of what is now South Africa, where it gradually began to develop independently in the course of the 18th century.  Hence, historically, it is a daughter language of Dutch, and was previously referred to as "Cape Dutch" (a term also used to refer collectively to the early Cape settlers) or "kitchen Dutch" (a derogatory term used to refer to Afrikaans in its earlier days).Read More

Basic French

French (le français) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.  It descended from the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire, as did languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan and others. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Roman Gaul and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian.Read More

Basic German

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language. It derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.  A number of words are derived from Latin and Greek, and fewer from French and English.  Widely spoken languages which are most similar to German include Luxembourgish, Dutch, the Frisian languages, English and the Scandinavian languages.Read More

Basic Zulu

Zulu (isiZulu in Zulu) is the language of the Zulu people of whom the vast majority  (over 95%) live in South Africa.  Zulu is the most widely spoken home language with about 10 million speakers (24% of the population) and is being understood by over 50% of the population.  It became one of South Africa's eleven official languages in 1994.

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Offering a large variety of African and European language courses, Eden Language Academy has become Africa's biggest language company.
Our industry-specific language courses for all types of professions have put us amongst the world leaders in innovative language training.

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Basic Xhosa
Intermediate Xhosa
Basic Zulu
Basic SA Sign Language

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Basic Afrikaans
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  • Phone:
    +27(44) 873 2102
  • Email:
    info@eden-la.com
  • Head Office:
    98 Mitchell Street,George
    6529, South Africa
  • Postal:
    P.O.Box 4997
    George East, 6539
Learn a language such as: Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, South African Sign Language, to improve your work skills,
and to better your social interaction with all the people in South Africa.