Tourists, International Students or Business Travellers isiXhosa Made Easy - Learn This Beautiful South African Language Get Started
This interactive course is divided into a beginners, intermediate and advanced section and covers 27 everyday topics presented in the form of:
66 short videos totalling more than 5 hours of viewing;
1100 phrase flash cards for memory practice providing more than 90 minutes of viewing;
24 quizzes set to an 80% required pass mark. ( A certificate of completion is awarded if you achieve this). Estimated completion time for each quiz is 30 minutes.
EACH SECTION WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 60 HOURS OF ONLINE AND PRACTICE TIME TO COMPLETE – 180 HOURS IN ALL.
This Everyday Conversation programme ideally functions as a prelude to any
context-specific module, i.e. Primary health care, Education, Law, Local
Topics covered are:
An introduction to isiXhosa.
The Sounds of isiXhosa.
Meeting for the first time.
Miscellaneous phrases covering topics such as expressing good wishes,
thanks, relaxing activities, future plans & bidding farewell.
The Office Administrator where you will learn how to apologise for your
lack of language skills with regard to isiXhosa, take down some personal
details, and be of assistance on the telephone, etc.
Everyday questions such as “who?”, “when?”, “Why?”, “How”? etc as
well as some responses.
Phrases relating to time.
Expressing place where.
Talking about a third person.
Looking for someone / something – questions and answers.
The Tenses (positive and negative)
The Weather - Find out how to communicate about the types of weather
and what conditions are like today, will be like tomorrow and were like
Learning how to give instructions, issue requests and express obligation,
etc in isiXhosa – in a familar context.
Unlocking Possession - IsiXhosa nouns are divided into groups according
to a shared prefix. This prefix determines what form the word
expressing possession will take. Therefore “my” in “my dog” and “my
work” will be expressed differently. A challenging section.
Learning to count - Because of the isiXhosa noun groupings mentioned
above, counting can be quite daunting. As in 14 above, “one” as in “one
book” and “one question” will be expressed differently. We shall explore
this in detail to get some idea of how isiXhosa works and to avoid rote /
Clothing - Terms for garments worn by men, women and children.
Colours and other adjectives as well as verbs associated with clothing
are also included.
Learning how to describe familiar objects, e.g. “The old house” as
opposed to “The house is old”
Learning how to express “by means of” in a familiar context, e.g. the
home and link nouns to associated verbs, e.g. “spoon” > “eat “
How to describe in isiXhosa - This is a slightly more formal look at how
the nouns of isiXhosa are grouped, and how they are linked to adjectives
phrases, using everyday vocabulary. Discover why, “green” in “a green
shirt” and “a green roof” is expressed differently. (An extension of 17)
The question “Which?” – One cannot avoid sometimes delving into the
mechanics of isiXhosa. There is a lot of information in this topic, so take
A Job Interview – Typical questions and answers used in this situation.
The body - Terms for body parts and some common ailments.
Learn how to express simultaneous action.
Learn how to discuss actions “that take place / that do not take place”
Learn how to describe actions that “were / were not taking place”
A summary of all the uses of the isiXhosa verb.
A summary of all the uses of the noun.
After completing all of this, you should be well equipped!!
This course is presented in the form of:
17 school-related topics.
38 short videos representing more than 3 hours of viewing.
936 audio phrase cards providing 80 minutes of playing time
18 quizzes set to a required pass mark of 80%, each requiring approximately 30 minutes to complete
You will receive a Certificate of Completion if you meet the quiz prerequisite mark.
There are also 110 report card comments in isiXhosa.
THIS PROGRAMME SHOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY 100 HOURS TO COMPLETE.
This course is presented in the form of:
13 pharmacy-related topics.
25 short videos representing 90 minutes of viewing.
17 quizzes set to a required pass mark of 80%, each taking approximately 30 minutes to complete.
650 audio phrase cards, providing more than 50 minutes of playing time
A Certificate of Completion is awarded if pass mark prerequisite is met.
THIS COURSE SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 80 HOURS TO COMPLETE.
Ideally a learner embarking on this course should at least have completed the beginners Everyday Conversation course.
This programme for those in the health-care professions, is presented in the form of:
10 health-care related topics.
19 short videos totaling approximately 90 minutes of viewing.
15 quizzes set to a prerequisite pass mark of 80%.
720 audio phrase cards.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded if the prerequisite pass mark is attained in the course total.
This course comprises:
15 topics related to the nursing profession, made up of:
36 videos totalling 2 hours of viewing.
700 audio phrase cards.
19 quizzes set to a pass mark of 80%.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded if the required pass mark is attained.
This programme for physiotherapists is made up of:
9 physiotherapy-related topics presented in the form of:
15 short explanatory videos representing about 70 minutes of viewing.
555 audio phrase cards.
12 quizzes set to a required pass mark of 80%.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded if the prerequisite pass mark is attained.
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