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UBuntu Bridge gets you speaking isiXhosa, having fun, overcoming obstacles and becoming more connected to the world of AmaXhosa!

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Welcome to the UBuntu Bridge Xhosa learning Community

UBuntu Bridge is an online and blended learning community, providing a passionate, friendly and inclusive community of tutors and fellow learners of all stages and ages. Join us and help build a new community, a new culture, a new South Africa.

 

Course Features

We offer ANYTIME ACCESS to our online courses, OR quarterly 9-week SUPPORTED ONLINE COURSES, each level including:

Easy Materials

Based on Makhosi's adult learning journey, with practical structure, interactive Audio & Downloadable mp3s, Printable PDF Downloads & Worksheets

Cool Teachers

Friendly, experienced, mother-tongue teachers guide, encourage and motivate you.  On video anytime, and live Zoom sessions during Supported Semesters!

Online Platform

Kajabi based Online Course Access for the calendar year, with videos, audio, recorded lectures, replays, preparation sheets, downloads and mobile apps for iOs and Android!

Live Sessions

Weekly LIVE practice sessions, one on one practice time from that week’s worksheet with the teacher + Q&A (Supported Semester Courses Only)

Support groups

WhatsApp support groups, for content queries, motivating each other and quick translations.

Guest Speakers

Community events (check-ins, connection sessions, or guest cultural speakers).  Arranged ad hoc!  Replays available in the Community Resources!

Culture Trips

We do annual Yoga and Xhosa retreats, as well as horse-rides on the Wild coast.  For more info, click the image!

Need a Coach?

Individual and small group coaching options with the teacher and time of your choice!

Anytime Access (with Tutor options) OR Supported Semesters

Each semester, we offer four levels of Xhosa, each with 6-8 lessons (over 9 weeks). Next Supported Semester dates further below OR start whenever you want (and optionally get yourself a tutor at times that suit you/your group)! It is best to start with Level 1 when joining UBuntu Bridge, and do one level at a time!

Level 1

Are you a total newbie in learning Xhosa, or has it been ages since Miss Gwavu in high school?

Then our super intswempu (awesome) Xhosa beginners course is for you. It covers all the most practical essentials of grammar and vocab, using and learning only what is immediately needed in conversations. We teach you how to say it and when to say it. 

If you think you know it already, then come and be the big fish in the pond, and boost you mojo.

Get Anytime Access Now!

Level 2

Who are you, really?  Where do you live?  What do you do? Facebook knows, but not in Xhosa. 

Join Level 2 to dramatically improve your speaking confidence!

Focussing purely on practical application of new content learnt. 

Practicing isiXhosa Qha! Hayibo!

New conversationally useful content each week over 8 weeks.

Let's get talking!

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Level 3

Life too tense?  Well, in this course we keep the focus on the past, the PRESENT and the future!

Tenses, negatives, but we keep it on the relaxed and the positive.

This is for anyone who has done the Level 1 & 2 course with us and wants to continue with their learning with a great community of learners and teachers. 

Improve your confidence in conversational flow!

Come click with us!

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Level 4

Still a classist?  Or are you ready to get Marxist with them noun classes?  Nouns demand equality!  Phantsi MaVerbs phantsi!

This level takes your Xhosa to an impressive level where you can conjugate the nouns in many different ways.

We focus on practical learning and application that makes the most of your time and learning efforts!

Choose your package and come get stuck in! 

This is where the real fun begins! 

Book Now!

ANNOUNCEMENT: 4th Semester Bookings Open

Last chance to learn Xhosa with the UBuntu Bridge facilitators in 2022, running from early October to late November.

What do our Students say? Bathini abafundi bethu?

Since 2006, we have taught thousands of happy students:

"I just want to say thank you for a wonderful experience on this course! I have loved it!"

Nicky D, South Africa
Level 1 Student, May 2020

"Enkosi for creating this online course (Level 1), ndithanda ukufunda isiXhosa! The self study+ zoom call format is helpful and I'm glad we have a Whatsapp support group because it makes the online learning feel more like a community. And Deon - thank you for teaching us in the zoom sessions, you are so patient and friendly with us. Ndiyabulela!"

Sophie B, USA
Level 1 Student, May 2020

"I have really been enjoying Level 1! This is the first online course I have signed up for and I think it is really excellent. The weekly Zoom conversations hold me accountable to make sure I have gone through all the material, and I really feel like I am making practical progress. Deon is a legend."

Samantha B, South Africa
Level 1 Student, June 2020

"Hey I just wanted to say enkosi kakhulu for this course. I have learned a dozen or so languages while living and working around the world and your teaching style and platform is amazing! It's making my lockdown bearable, can't wait for the next lesson, and now I want to learn Zulu too!"

Iona B, South Africa
Level 1 Student, May 2020

"It is fab. I am loving it. The pace is great, the materials are excellent and I really like the ethos of nation-building that runs through it. Ndiyabulela."

Gail K, South Africa
Level 1 Student, August 2020

Would you rather Self-Study?

Purchase and download our original
"Hayibo Andiyazi" Learn Xhosa - from Dummies to Fundi's - Digital Combo pack, including the E-BOOK and INTERACTIVE AUDIO mp3s!

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