Zulu for Beginners: Learn to speak basic Zulu immediately
What you'll learn
- Use Zulu nouns, pronouns and verbs
- Greet and introduce yourself to people
- Have basic conversations in Zulu
- Express yourself in Zulu
- Write and pronounce Zulu words correctly
- This is a beginner course and requires no previous knowledge of Zulu
Zulu has got to be one of the most exciting African languages you'll ever learn. The language is spoken by over 23 million South Africans (12 million speak Zulu as a first language, and 15 million South Africans speak it as a second or third language). Zulu is understood by over 70% of the South African population, making it the most popular language in South Africa. It is also well-understood in neighboring countries like Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
This course is designed to help you start speaking Zulu immediately. We have combined words, sound and images to make it easier to both follow and remember what you're learning. We have included sound to help you improve your pronunciation, while written words will help you with spelling and grammar. Images will help you improve your understanding of the language.
Why learn Zulu?
There are many reasons to learn Zulu, apart from being an interesting language; Zulu is one of the most popular African languages in the World. You can learn Zulu for fun, or as a language of communication that you can use when traveling to South Africa. You can also learn Zulu as a "special language" you can use with friends or family in public, knowing that no one else will understand what you are talking about (especially if you live outside South Africa). Well-known celebrity Oprah Winfrey has referred to herself as a Zulu woman because of her love for the Zulu language and culture. Some celebrities like Trevor Noah (Host of America's Daily Show) speaks fluent Zulu. Other celebrities like Idris Elba (British Actor) has had fun speaking Zulu in one Oude Meester advert. Learning Zulu will also help you communicate better whenever you meet South Africans abroad.
Becoming fluent in Zulu:
Each lesson is also accompanied by a downloadable pdf version which students can use offline to practice anywhere, anytime.
In just 12 weeks of enrolling in this course, you'll be able to count, name things, talk about the weather, greet and hold basic conversations in fluent Zulu.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for anyone interested in learning Zulu.
- Learning Zulu will also be very useful to students, tourists, and anyone travelling to or residing in South Africa
I am a Certified Outcomes-based Learning Programmes developer with over 10 years experience in the education and training industry. I develop course material for different skills programmes in different topics and academic fields. I am the founder and owner of an Accredited Education and Training institution specializing in Leadership, Management, Entrepreneurship and Career development training.
I speak 3 languages, namely English, isiZulu and SiSwati, and I am in the process of learning Tshivenda, Afrikaans and Spanish.
Teaching and knowledge-sharing are my passion. I enjoying teaching, learning and also sharing what I've learned from others, that's my purpose for being on Udemy.