Xhosa Language Course
Eden Language Academy offers a Xhosa language course on both a basic and intermediate level.
Our online group courses are open for enrolments to anyone from the public. Please click on the button below if you would like to enrol.
Next Online Basic Xhosa Course:
Dates: 27 January – 31 March 2022 (10 weeks)
Time: Online classes every Thursday evening from 19:00 – 20:00 via Zoom
Course fee: R2450 per person (price includes study material, delivery fee & certificate of competence)
Study material: Student Guide
Eden Language Academy is an ETDP SETA accredited training provider. We offer industry-specific language training (in-person and online) to private groups such as government departments, municipalities, and other corporate groups.
Our training usually takes place over a period of 10 weeks with one 90-minute class per week. The course fee includes study material and a certificate of competence (upon successful completion of the course).
Please click on the button below to enquire for a quote. Our private group courses are priced and scheduled individually to meet your unique needs.
The Xhosa Language
Xhosa, also isiXhosa as an endonym, is a Nguni Bantu language and one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The Xhosa language is spoken as a first language by approximately 8.2 million people and by another 11 million as a second language in South Africa, mostly in Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng, and Northern Cape. It has perhaps the heaviest functional load of click consonants in a Bantu language (approximately tied with Yeyi), with one count finding that 10% of basic vocabulary items contained a click.
Basic Xhosa Course Outline
Module 1: Pronunciation & The Beauty and Musicality of Tonal Languages
Module 2: Conversation & Cultural Norms Surrounding Greetings
Module 3: Word Formation & The Origin of Place Names and Clans
Module 4: Action Words & Expressing Emotion in Different Cultures
Module 5: Nouns & The History of Conflict Handling and Diplomacy
Module 6: Sentences & Group Interaction and Socialisation
Module 7: Questions & The Origin of an Indaba
Module 8: Numbers & The Origin of the Lobola and Marriage Customs
Module 9: Time & The Influence of Sangomas