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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
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IsiXhosa Course 1: Tues (6 – 8pm) for 5 weeks starts 3 Nov. with Masi
IsiXhosa Course 2: Weds (6 – 8pm) for 5 weeks starts 4 Nov. with Sibu
IsiXhosa Course 4: Thurs (6:30 – 8:30pm) for 5 weeks starts 5 Nov. with Masi
IsiXhosa Course 6: Thurs (7 – 9pm) for 5 weeks starts 5 Nov. with Sibu
Please scroll down for COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.
COST: Our 5-week public group courses are kept as affordable as possible at R1,680.00 per person for 2020. This covers 5 x 2-hour weekly Zoom lessons and the course materials, which are sent digitally once proof of payment is received. Course 6, however, is 6 weeks/lessons long and costs R1,930. Our public group courses fee will be going up in 2021.
If you would like to run a corporate group, please email Kyle for a quote.
Course materials include:
- a handbook
- a workbook (except for Course 6)
- audio tracks
- certificates (for those who have not missed more than one lesson)
If you would also like to purchase and collect hard copies of the materials, this can be arranged at a discounted price for learners on a course. We regret that we are unable to send materials via the postal service at this point. You would need to collect from Plumstead, Cape Town.
All payments via EFT please. Scroll down to the bottom of our home page for bank details.
Email Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
While our core business is focused on group courses and language learning materials, we do offer private lessons to a small number of dedicated students. If you are a candidate for private tuition, please email email@example.com for further information.