Xhosa Language Course

Eden Language Academy offers a Xhosa language course on both a basic and intermediate level.

Xhosa Language Course

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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

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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