ONLINE COURSES OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

Please go ahead and book your course via our online scheduling system: click on the blue button lower down on this page. Course payments can be made to the account details at the bottom of this page. Courses 1 to 4 cost R1880 each (lessons and materials included). Courses 5 to 8 cost R1980 each. The ‘Use It Don’t Lose It’ Post Course 3 and Post Course 4 Conversation Courses are for students to practise (review and extend) what they have learnt between set courses. These courses are about getting the ‘flow of the language’ and to use it freely in different contexts. They cost R950 each. 

NOTE: Our language school office will be closed from Monday the 14th of December and reopens on Thursday the 14th of January 2021. For anything urgent contact Kyle via Whatsapp on 084 843 7795.

XHOSA FUNDIS (Pty) Ltd is an ETDP SETA accredited training provider. We have been offering our Language Training to the public and to corporates since 2004. We provide well-structured, engaging and interactive language courses for adults, from beginner level to advanced. Our courses are facilitated by professional and passionate language teachers, and supported by our innovative course materials.

We have a series of 8 courses that focus on building conversational fluency. Start with Course 1 (for absolute beginners) and progress from there. 

Our Learning Program is structured as follows:

 

LEVEL 1: Course 1 and Course 2

LEVEL 2: Course 3 and Course 4

LEVEL 3: Course 5 and Course 6

LEVEL 4: Course 7 and Course 8

 

UPCOMING ONLINE ZOOM COURSES:
 

Teacher

Course

Day 

Start – End Dates

Time

CYCLE 1 – All courses are one lesson per week for 5 weeks

 

Masi

 

1

 

Tues 

 

19 Jan – 16 Feb

 

6pm – 8pm

 

Sibu

 

3

 

Weds 

 

20 Jan – 17 Feb

 

6pm – 8pm

 

Masi

 

2

 

Thurs 

 

21 Jan – 18 Feb

 

6pm – 8pm

Sibu

Post Course 3 Conversation

Thurs

 

21 Jan – 18 Feb

 

6pm – 7pm 

Sibu

Post Course 4 Conversation

Thurs

 

21 Jan – 18 Feb

 

7:15 – 8:15pm 

CYCLE 2 – All courses are one lesson per week for 5 weeks

 

Masi

 

1

 

Tues 

 

23 Feb – 23 March

 

6pm – 8pm

 

Sibu

 

2

 

Weds 

 

24 Feb – 24  March

 

6pm – 8pm

 

Masi

 

 

Thurs 

 

25 Feb – 25  March

 

6:30 – 8:30pm

CYCLE 3 – All courses are one lesson per week for 5 weeks

 

Masi

 

1

 

Tues 

 

30 March – 27 April

(Freedom Day)

 

6pm – 8pm

 

Sibu

 

3

 

Weds 

 

31 March – 28 April

 

6pm – 8pm

 

Masi

 

4

 

Thurs 

 

1 April – 29 April

 

6pm – 8pm

CYCLE 4 – All courses are one lesson per week for 5 weeks

 

Masi

 

1

 

Tues 

 

4 May – 1 June

 

6pm – 8pm

 

Sibu

 

6

 

Weds 

 

5 May – 2 June

 

6:30 – 8:30pm

 

Masi

 

2

 

Thurs 

 

6 May – 3 June

 

6pm – 8pm


Please scroll down for COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.

To register for any of the above courses, please click on the blue tab below. Then scroll to click on the course you’d like to do, and fill in your details. If you have nay trouble with this, then WhatsApp or call me (Kyle) on 084 843 7795 or email me via info@xhosafundis.co.za.
 

Book a Course!

COST:  Courses 1 to 4 cost R1,880.00 per person for 2021. This covers 5 x 2-hour weekly Zoom lessons and the course materials, sent digitally once proof of payment is received. Courses 5 to 8 cost R1,980.00.

If you would like to purchase hard copies of the materials, this can be arranged at a discounted price for learners on a course. You would need to collect from Plumstead, Cape Town.

If you would like to schedule a private/corporate group, please email Kyle for a quote. These are scheduled and priced differently to the public courses as they often include a lot more administration and offer benefits related to group privacy and schedule flexibility. 

Course materials include:

  • a handbook
  • a workbook (except for Course 6)
  • audio tracks
  • certificates (for those who have not missed more than one lesson)

 

All payments via EFT please. Scroll down to the bottom of our home page for bank details.

Email Kyle at info@xhosafundis.co.za for further information. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LEVEL 1 COURSE 1 – Essential Social IsiXhosa

A well-paced introduction to the language and culture, enabling you to carry out a full conversation of everyday greetings, pleasantries and farewells. Relevant grammatical elements are explained throughout, building a foundation for further study.

LEVEL 1 COURSE 2 – Essential Practical IsiXhosa

This course equips you with language for everyday environments and situations, such as at the garage and shops, when offering hospitality, speaking about the weather, conducting an interview or being interviewed.

LEVEL 2 COURSE 3 – Essential Interactive IsiXhosa

Course 3 extends your ability to make small talk and show an interest in others. It will allow you to express your opinion, agree, disagree, and respond appropriately and supportively to both the good and bad news that underpins so many of our conversations. Course 3 also introduces a culture segment at each lesson. These provide brief but important insights with regard to birth, weddings, ancestors, funerals, dress codes, and traditional etiquette.

LEVEL 2 COURSE 4 – Extending Social IsiXhosa

The content on this course includes extending your ability to have authentic and meaningful conversations, showing interest in the person you are talking to, sharing personal details and finding out about clan names. It also teaches language for making arrangements and appointments, which includes phrases for expressing time.

LEVEL 3 COURSE 5 – Essential IsiXhosa Grammar

This is a practical grammar and sentence building course giving a detailed overview of the framework provided by the isiXhosa noun groups. It imparts ways in which to understand, create and memorize key noun group concords. The course also teaches vocabulary and numerous fundamental sentence structures, giving students more confidence, control and understanding of the way in which isiXhosa language structures operate.

LEVEL 3 COURSE 6 – A Family Drama

Each lesson of this course builds on the interactions within an imagined family, where taboo around shared clan name romances creates the dramatic thrust. In terms of grammar, each lesson introduces another key aspect of the Recent Past Continuous Tense. Numerous conversational phrase structures are also introduced. For example, ‘Why are you so…?’; ‘I can’t believe that…’; ‘I always…’; ‘It is necessary that…’

LEVEL 4 COURSE 7 – A Mixed Marriage

This course teaches practical words and phrases for describing time and for making informal arrangements. It introduces pithy and expressive colloquial phrases for everyday urban interactions. It includes a dedicated section on culture, word usage, and a well-known isiXhosa idiom, for each lesson.

LEVEL 4 COURSE 8 – A Room to Rent

This course introduces isiXhosa adjectives and their concords. You will also learn how to make comparisons and how to give compliments, how to say, ‘This is’ and ‘These are’, ‘Here is’ and ‘Here are’, and how to ask various useful questions. A wonderfully practical array of new vocabulary, including position words (above, below, etc.) will give feet to the grammar you’ve learnt.



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