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isiXhosa Language Acquisition

Have you ever wished that you could get your tongue around those isiXhosa clicks? Being able to speak a third language not only gives you a head start in your career but also exposes you to another culture and gives you an opportunity to communicate with so many more people. We offer two courses – Masazane for all SU staff and Masincokole ngempilo ngesixhosa (‘Let’s talk health in isiXhosa’) for SU staff in various medical fields.

If you have always wanted to learn isiXhosa but have never made time to do so, this is your chance.

In the Masazane course, you will learn, among others, the following:

  • How to greet someone and introduce yourself
  • How to invite someone for a meal or a drink
  • How to make or answer telephone calls
  • How to give directions on campus and elsewhere
  • How to ask for help at a service station

The course for medical practice concentrates on, among others, the following:

  • How to introduce yourself to someone before a consultation
  • How to put a patient’s mind at ease
  • How to ask patients about their symptoms so that you can get clear answers and make a diagnosis more easily.

Learning a new language is an exciting challenge and may be easier than you think!

The course information for Masazane and Masincokole ngempilo ngesixhosa will be available here shortly. In the mean time you can contact Grant Ngidi at 021 808 9097 for more information or visit the staff portal to enrol. The size of the classes is restricted to ensure individual attention, so enrol now to avoid disappointment.