Xhosa Language Course

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Xhosa Language Course

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