isiZulu Basic

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About this programme:

The programme is designed for those who want to improve their practical knowledge and understanding of isiZulu in order to improve their communicative language skills levels. The programme reflects the widespread need for isiZulu to be used in education as well as business and commerce, throughout South Africa and in key markets throughout Africa.

Delegates will learn the practical application of isiZulu in situations that are directly relevant to their local context and that they encounter in daily life. The motivation for offering the programme is to assist delegates to achieve an appropriate level of language proficiency in isiZulu, which can form the basis for further, more in-depth language study in isiZulu.

How you will benefit:

  • Read and translate basic isiZulu phrases to English
  • Articulate and write basic isiZulu words, sentences and short phrases
  • Listen to and understand spoken isiZulu
  • Speak simple isiZulu phrases, including using the correct pronunciation
  • Understand the heritage and culture of the Zulu nation

Key focus areas:

  • Introduction to isiZulu (culture, heritage, context)
  • Basic greetings and identity
  • Conversational isiZulu
  • Reading and writing basic isiZulu words, sentences and short phrases
  • Listening to and understanding simple isiZulu phrases

Who should attend:

Individuals across all sectors and communities in SA who wish to improve their isiZulu Language skills

Entrance requirements:

Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet line to complete required hours online


3 weeks online (Monday to Thursday – 09.00 to 13.00)
(interactive sessions with facilitators)

  • Full implementation plan to be communicated on registration
  • Recorded sessions will be available only for registered delegates for a limited period
  • Assessments are restricted and all social distancing measures are adhered to as per the DOH regulations

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.

Start Date Programme Fee
19th June 2023 TBC
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning