isiZulu Intermediate

About this programme:

IsiZulu is the language that is spoken by millions of people in KwaZulu-Natal. Thus, this short programme attempts to bridge the gap that exists in the workplace between isiZulu language speakers and non-isiZulu language speakers. The programme is thus meant to assist educators, directors, managers etc. to be able to communicate well with students, colleagues and employees. Good communication enhances good relationships – which may lead to better productivity.

This short programme will also be available to delegates who have completed a basic isiZulu programme and require further language skills.

How you will benefit:

  • Acquire more in depth knowledge and understanding of the isiZulu language
  • Acquire the necessary information needed to communicate with isiZulu speakers
  • Achieve an appropriate level of language proficiency in isiZulu
  • Develop reading and comprehension through reading short passages
  • Effective pronunciation of Zulu words including Zulu people’s names and surnames
  • Engage with others in various activities through role playing

Key focus areas:

  • Revision of some work done at basic level
  • Basic phrases and sentences which involves present, past and future tense
  • Various isiZulu nouns and their subject and object links
  • Personal possessives
  • Various grammatical constructs such as the use of the copula (describing oneself)
  • Pronunciation of various sounds
  • Click sounds
  • Reading of short passages and testing comprehension
  • Translating short sentences from Zulu to English and vice versa

Who should attend:

The programme is suitable for students interested in developing their isiZulu language skills

Entrance requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate and completion of an isiZulu Basic programme
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet line to complete required hours online


Six days online (interactive sessions with facilitators)

Learning Methodology:

Delegates attending the course are provided with a unique blended learning methodology which combines online access to subject content with real time engagement with facilitators, and the opportunity to add value through contact learning sessions, where feasible and appropriate.

* This programme is only available for a full cohort of a minimum of 20 delegates

Start Date Programme Fee
Available on Request The programme fee will be determined based on the requirements
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning