Xhosa

Just Talk

Just Talk

Communication is the key to any good relationship, however, how do we communicate if we don’t know what is being said? This seems to be a big concern when it comes to speaking Xhosa. How do we actually know what the other person is saying and what to reply in return? The key to our success is very simple… PRACTISE! If we[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 Xhosa
Having A Great Time In Grade 5 Xhosa

Having A Great Time In Grade 5 Xhosa

Grade Five is an awesome Grade… Especially in Xhosa class! We are learning how to go shopping while speaking in Xhosa. We are learning some manners along the way so that we may be polite when asking for and receiving help from those around us. Moms and dads, beware… we are even learning to ask for money! In truly South[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 Xhosa
Let’s FACE Facts!

Let’s FACE Facts!

Let’s face facts… the most recognisable feature of any human being is their face. In Grade Two Xhosa we are learning all about the face and the correct names for the different parts of the face in Xhosa. This not only helps us with how we say our clicks and the pronunciation of new words but it is good to[Read More…]

by February 11, 2015 Xhosa
Make Xhosa Come Alive!

Make Xhosa Come Alive!

It is the end of the year and we are doing what everyone tends to do at this time of the year… we are reflecting back on what has worked best for us and we are asking ourselves, “how we can improve for the year to come?” In Grade Six at the moment we are focusing on the year to[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 Xhosa
Looking for a sign!

Looking for a sign!

In Xhosa as with many other languages we often look for visual aids to help us understand the language better (especially when we don’t know the language). During Xhosa lessons we have been learning to look for visual clues to help us understand what is being said. To help us get into the mindset of looking for visual clues we[Read More…]

by November 3, 2014 Xhosa
At the Garage!

At the Garage!

In South Africa we all love to travel to new and exciting destinations! One of the many things that we look forward to along the way is our little breaks at the petrol station. In Grade Four, we have been learning some new vocabulary to help us when we get to the Garage. We have even learned the scariest phrase[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 Xhosa
Reading to a song in Xhosa

Reading to a song in Xhosa

Have you ever noticed how you somehow just know the words to a song without being sure how you learned the words? This is the idea behind the way of learning reading within Xhosa in Grade Six. We have learned some well known Xhosa songs as well as some traditional tongue twisters within Xhosa. What is impressive is that because[Read More…]

by August 6, 2014 Xhosa
Dealing with Conflict in Xhosa

Dealing with Conflict in Xhosa

What possible positive outcome could come from conflict? Within the Xhosa culture there is a forced conflict situation that is implemented by the elders so that the younger members of the community may learn skills that are required to deal with conflict. The word actually originally meant “to struggle together with”. The best leaders create a culture that supports disagreement.[Read More…]

by June 25, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS Culture and Ei – Xhosa-Quite a White Ou!

SVPS Culture and Ei – Xhosa-Quite a White Ou!

Within Xhosa this term in grade Six and Seven we use the concept of Transport to focus on different parts of the Xhosa language. Namely the building of vocab and nouns in Xhosa and the formation of sentences with the focus of the coalescence of vowels. While doing this the classes were introduced to an educational clip played on YouTube! this[Read More…]

by May 15, 2014 Xhosa
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Confidence

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Xhosa – Confidence

When learning to speak Xhosa, one of the biggest draw-backs is fear! Fear of failure; rejection; of being embarrassed and generally making a fool of one’s self. Fear of all kinds and sizes is a form of psychological infection. We can cure a mental infection the same way we cure a body infection-with specific, proved treatments. Condition yourself with this[Read More…]

by May 8, 2014 Xhosa