Zulu for Beginners: Learn to speak basic Zulu immediately
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The fastest, simplest and most enjoyable way to learn Zulu. Images included to improve your learning experience..
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Created by Joseph Themba
Last updated 9/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 55 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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Requirements
  • This is a beginner course and requires no previous knowledge of Zulu
Description

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 with whenever you meet South Africans abroad. 

Becoming fluent in Zulu:

As a way of improving our students' learning experience and helping them to enjoying learning Zulu, we have opened a WhatsApp group where we interact with our students on a daily basis. This is done in a fun and enjoyable way. Each day we post a practical activity that will help students communicate in Zulu with fellow students in the group. Students will also get an opportunity to interact with native Zulu speakers in the group.

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 conversations in fluent Zulu.

 

Who is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:29
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Zulu nouns, pronouns and verbs
17 Lectures 24:01
Lesson 1: Zulu pronouns
01:01


Lesson 3: Time
01:41



Lesson 6: Family
01:43


Lesson 8: Fruits
00:56

Lesson 9: Vegetables
00:55

Lesson 10: Household Items
01:47

Lesson 11: Clothing items
00:43

Lesson 12: Body Parts
03:06

Lesson 13: Domestic animals
00:49

Lesson 14: Wild animals
01:22


Lesson 16: Orders and commands
00:46

Lesson 17: Everyday words
02:16
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Meeting people
4 Lectures 05:51
Lesson 1: Greetings
01:02

Lesson 2: Having basic conversations
01:20

Lesson 3: Asking questions
02:06

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Expressing yourself in Zulu
6 Lectures 06:45
Lesson 1: Daily expressions
01:38

Lesson 2: Whether expressions
00:54


Lesson 4: Emergency expressions
00:46

Lesson 5: Asking for directions
01:09

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Additional Resources
1 Lecture 00:27
How to Join the WhatsApp Group
00:27
About the Instructor
Joseph Themba
3.0 Average rating
1 Review
8 Students
1 Course
Author, Entrepreneur,Certified Learning Programmes Developer

I am a Certified Outcomes-based Learning Programmes developer with over 9 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 and Entrepreneurship training.

I speak 3 languages, namely English, Zulu 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.