Nolubabalo Tyam, language practitioner and lecturer, Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town

Monday 15 January–Friday 2 February 6.00–7.30 pm COURSE FEES R2 836; Staff and students R1 450

Maximum number of participants 20

This online course is designed to enable participants to engage with people who speak isiXhosa and to learn how to approach them so that they can communicate successfully. It will allow participants to develop basic isiXhosa vocabulary and grammatical structures and to construct basic conversation such as greetings, introducing yourself, asking for and giving information, making requests, and describing your work or study situations. Specific areas of focus will be listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Participants will have the opportunity to practise speaking isiXhosa daily in structured conversations with their peers. Participants will also be required to present information to the class using their acquired isiXhosa skills. The course entails a balance between communicative and intercultural competence. It will introduce participants to aspects such as intercultural knowledge and understanding of African philosophy and Ubuntu.

The course fee includes all course materials. A study manual will be provided via PDF.

This course will be delivered via MS Teams. Participants will receive a link upon registration.