Survival isiXhosa - Stellenbosch University Language Centre

Survival isiXhosa


What if there’s a fun and quick way to learn some isiXhosa to use on campus?

Master the basics with our interactive survival course tailored to your world and connect better in more languages. This course is practical and interactive, and we incorporate campus-related scenarios to encourage the use of authentic language. We will focus specifically on speaking, listening and reading isiXhosa. You will be able to use isiXhosa to take part in basic campus-related conversations, and as part of the larger University context, you will also gain an understanding of the cultural value of multilingualism.

Course dates

5 April – 31 May 2021
9 August – 4 October 2021

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Outcomes for Survival isiXhosa 2021


Zandile Kondowe – Zandile has been teaching isiXhosa language and literature for several years at Stellenbosch University and Nelson Mandela University. She is a passionate lecturer who enjoys sharing her love for the isiXhosa language and its culture with her students up to postgraduate level. Zandile believes that learning a new language connects people from different cultures and creates a space for people to grow. She enjoys helping her students become part of a broader isiXhosa culture in an encouraging learning and teaching environment.


All sessions will be offered in Stellenbosch at the University campus, once we are allowed on campus again.

Any questions?

E-mail Helga Sykstus or phone 021 808 4004.

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