ADULT GROUP COURSES
We provide engaging, practical Language Courses and Workshops for adults, from absolute beginner level. Our courses are facilitated by professional and passionate mother-tongue language teachers, supported by our innovative course materials.
Here’s some feedback we received from a student. Do feel free to email us for any number of references!
From: Nazlie Janodien
To: ‘Xhosa Fundis’ <email@example.com>
I am really impressed with everything, the facility, the course material & ootitshalakazi are awesome!! The place was easy to find & the location really central & convenient.
Love it. I look forward to learning more isiXhosa.
Kind regards, Nazlie
BEGINNERS COURSE 1 – ‘Essential Social Xhosa’
The language taught on this course has been selected for its everyday usefulness in any given context, in order to equip learners with basic and essential social skills. The course is carefully paced so that by the end, students are able to have a full conversation of everyday pleasantries, from greetings to making small talk to farewells. You will also be given the opportunity for practising pronunciation, some insight into the structures of the language, and time to practise dialogues, thereby building your confidence to use what you learn in your daily life. The pack given to each student at lesson 1, includes a wide variety of support materials to practise and absorb the relevant language content between lessons. These include the audio CD / mp3s to listen to as you drive, ‘Pin-Me-Up’ review cards to put up around your house, a letter to give to someone you find to be your Xhosa-speaking practise partner, and so on. Every learner is an individual, so you choose to do whatever method works best for you!
Attendance is ONE lesson per week for a number of consecutive weeks. Our standard course runs over either 5 or 6 weeks.
Included in the cost for COURSE 1, you will receive the following:
- Course 1 Handbook (with crossword puzzles, exercises and ‘Pin-Me-Up’ review cards)
- Course 1 Audio CD or mp3s on request (with listen and repeat activities)
- Course 1 Workbook
- Course 1 Illustrated Flash Cards
- A pocket-sized Phrase Book
- Certificates (for those who have not missed more than 1 lesson)
As well as the following throughout the course:
- Refreshments including tea and coffee available at each class
- Easy and safe parking outside the house
- Friendly and focused environment
- Personal attention: class sizes are small (4 – 14 learners)
Our BEGINNERS COURSE 2 is titled, Essential Practical Xhosa. The entry requirements are completion of Course 1 OR equivalent prior knowledge. If you feel you have prior knowledge, please email us for a Course 1 test in order to assess your level relative to our course structure. The Beginners Course 2 equips learners with enough practical language skills to be able to conduct many of their regular daily, task-based interactions in Xhosa. Lessons focus on particular contexts eg. Talking about the weather, interactions at the garage and at shops, showing hospitality, enquiring about someone’s sport and music preferences and general abilities.
While our core business is our group courses, we do offer private lessons to a small number of dedicated students.
The great advantage of private tuition is the flexibility in terms of lesson times, lesson content and pace. Private classes are more expensive than group classes, and need to be paid for upfront.
If you feel you are a candidate for Private Tuition, please email Kyle on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the form below.