Xhosa Language Course

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Xhosa Language Course

The Xhosa Language

Xhosa, commonly referred to as isiXhosa, is one of the official languages of South Africa. It belongs to the Bantu language family and is predominantly spoken by the Xhosa people, who are a major ethnic group in the country. isiXhosa is characterized by its distinctive click sounds, which are integral to the language’s phonetics. With a rich linguistic heritage, isiXhosa plays a significant role in the cultural identity of the Xhosa community. It is used in various contexts, including daily communication, cultural practices, and formal education. As a part of South Africa’s multilingual landscape, isiXhosa contributes to the nation’s diverse linguistic tapestry and is recognized as an essential component of the country’s cultural and linguistic heritage.

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