Xhosa Fundis Workshops

We have on offer three wonderful workshops, for groups of up to 25 participants. Please contact our administrator if you’d like us to run a workshop at your school, business, organization, church, scout hall or home! Our workshop facilitators are passionate, professional and personable. While the duration of the workshops is generally 3 hours, the timing can be adjusted (shortened or extended) to suit your needs.


1. IsiXhosa Language and Culture Basics

In this workshop, you will learn everyday urban isiXhosa greetings, useful phrases for first meetings and farewells. These include both standard isiXhosa and the slang used in urban Cape Town. It also shares various insights around the culture of greetings, isiXhosa first names, clan names and the 3 main isiXhosa clicks. Materials provided include comprehensive bound notes and a pocket phrase book. The skills learnt will enable you to strengthen your relationships with isiXhosa speakers in your daily life.

2. IsiXhosa Names

This workshop takes a close-up look at the meanings, pronunciation and cultural significance of isiXhosa first names. You will learn how to ask someone, in isiXhosa, the meaning of their name, and how to know when names are male or female. It also relates interesting information about isiXhosa surnames, clan names and place names.


3. Key Aspects of IsiXhosa Language and Culture

This workshop highlights particularly interesting areas of isiXhosa language and culture. For example, the concept of Ubuntu and isiXhosa body language, including eye contact, personal space, handshakes and counting. Interesting aspects of the isiXhosa grammar system include alliteration, onomatopoeia and ideophones.

Just for You!

A tailor-made workshop based on the specific areas of isiXhosa language and culture that are of most significance to you, the client.

Let us know what grabs you and we’ll make it happen!


Email us anytime with your requirements on:

OR Call Kyle on 084 843 7795

OR Call our office between 9am and 1pm weekdays

T: 021 447 9868 

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