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.

If you have always wanted to learn isiXhosa but have never made time to do so, this is your chance. Our Masabelane ngesiXhosa course is available for all SU staff members. In this 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

In 2018 the Masabelane ngesiXhosa course is presented during the following periods:

  • 24 July to 3 September
  • 8 October to 14 November

Join the conversation in isiXhosa! The course will be presented on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunchtime.

For more information, please contact Grant Ngidi at 021 808 9097. The number of participants is restricted to ensure individual attention, so enrol now to avoid disappointment. We can also develop tailored courses for clients not associated with the University.

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