FREE Online isiXhosa Course

FREE Online isiXhosa

Nelson Mandela in one of his first public appearances in office, on May 10 1994, strongly urged all the people of South Africa to learn each other’s languages: “This is the best way to contribute to nation building and reconciliation,”

Mandela said. “Those among us who do not know Afrikaans must now learn to study this language. Those among us who do not know Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho must now learn to study these languages.”

So, in honour of Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, that we may continue his legacy, now that he has passed the batton on to all of us, and to honour all the non-English mother tongue speakers in South Africa (and Africa), we present:

The UBuntu Bridge FREE Online isiXhosa Course
– Celebrating Mandela Day 2014 (and beyond)!

Worldwide, people need to start seeing each other for who we are and where we are from, we all have long, difficult journeys, hundreds of thousands of mixed ancestors living, struggling, fighting, giving, procreating, so that millions of combinations later, we are here, breathing, alive.  We need to develop and deepen our empathy and compassion for each other.  From there we can work together to create the world we want to give to our descendants, and even enjoy for ourselves!

So enough #cheese.

The Crux:

When learning isiXhosa as an adult, or any language for that matter….

  • you need to develop a love for the spoken language and the people who speak it….
  • you need to gain confidence rapidly to enjoy interacting with Xhosa speakers in their language….
  • you need to learn from many types of teachers, including those who have walked the road before you and know where the difficulties lie…

So leave more tricky learning and grammar (like the noun groups) for a bit later!  The brain prioritises absorbing and remembering things it uses.  If it doesn’t see immediate practical application, it will delegate brain power to other distractions and demands, and boy do we have lots of those in modern society!

 

HOW THE COURSE WORKS:

1.  you subscribe below

2. be spam aware

Make sure you check your SPAM box for the first automated email response, and add our email address to your address book orcontact list.

3. an automated email flow is sent to you

By subscribing, you receive a sequential, automated email course.  Each email will include a link and password to your lesson for that day, which should be no more than 5-10 mins of video viewing and another 5-10 of practice in the day.  If you do not open a lesson, you will get a reminder email, between receiving lessons.

4. schedule of e-lessons

We will send you a lesson every three days or so.  The eight lessons would thus last about 3 weeks.

NOTE: The first lesson should come immediately after you confirm the subscription by clicking the link in the subscription email.

5. you get what you put in

If you can commit and put in the time and focus for each lesson, you will be stoked with how much you can gain from the course, in just 8 lessons.  We will remind you, and try motivate you, but like anything in life, you must choose to act, and make something a good habit with time.

Awesome!  Intswempu!

 So…..for Now….

6. PLEASE NOTE:

As of 16 July, hopefully in time for Mandela Day 2017, we are creating a new and updated course, with an app to support your learning.  Please have patience as we make the changes!!  As long as you subscribe you will receive the free materials and special offers!

click here to subscribe

Thanks for your patience, interest and support!

 

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171 Responses to “FREE Online isiXhosa Course”

  1. Eduan Steenkamp19/06/2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Looking forward to the free lessons. I am an education student at CPUT and learning isiXhosa. So it is always nice to get more audio and video to make that learning process more fun and entertaining. Good luck Ubuntu Bridge

    • Ubuntu23/06/2014 at 1:28 pm #

      Thanks Eduan, yho, its a lot of work, but we got such a cool vision, hope to bring it soon!!!

    • Hayleigh Alexander09/01/2016 at 8:36 am #

      Hi guys. Super excited about getting started . However I subscribed but i never received an email from you guys.. i ve checked my spam box and i didnt get an email. Please help..

      • UBuntu11/01/2016 at 4:47 pm #

        We changed from Graphicmail (free service) to Mailchimp (paid service) and the service has been MUCH more reliable! But check your spam and archive folders and email us if a mail goes missing.

  2. Craig Wilkinson25/06/2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Look forward to it!

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:52 pm #

      Kuhle ke!

      • Tyler02/11/2014 at 1:17 pm #

        I fill out everything but it won’t sign me up. What do I do?

        • UBuntu15/12/2014 at 11:35 am #

          Hi Tyler
          Not sure, man! It works for most people. where does it stop working?

  3. Alta26/06/2014 at 10:57 am #

    I am sooo excited, I could burst! Thank you so much for offering it for free.

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:52 pm #

      Sure, Alta. Pleasure!

  4. Shayne26/06/2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Hello fellow umlungu!

    I have been reading through your website and I have found your story and your mission extremely inspiring. Respect man. I too believe in the power and value of Ubuntu and the unifying ability of language and common understanding. I am very excited about learning Xhosa so that I can communicate and connect with more South Africans. And to make fun of other white people and they won’t even know it hahaha!

    Looking forward to checking out the course!

    Peace and love

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:52 pm #

      Thanks Shayne!!! Respect!

  5. Dane Paarman26/06/2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Besikipha Madala! Hambela Phabili into the Future ! The umcedo will be much appreciated . I have been practicing what I have learnt on unsuspecting people and it really does make a difference for the better, breaking the stereotypes that have formed in this country. A little effort goes along way… Sondela 4th of July . Intswempu!

  6. Anne26/06/2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Ndiyavuya kakuhlo! 😉 I always love your videos! Greetings from Germany!

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:51 pm #

      Danke schoen, Ich bin in Munchen yetst!

  7. Molly27/06/2014 at 6:20 am #

    Looking forward to it! Spreading the word!
    I’d love to learn to say ‘I’m learning isiXhosa’ so that when I say ‘Uxolo Mama’ to a lady in the supermarket and she rattles off a long reply (true story), I can say I’m just learning, be patient please!

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:50 pm #

      That’s what we teach Molly!

  8. Alison27/06/2014 at 10:40 am #

    I can’t wait to start learn this beautiful language:-)

  9. Agnès Duvernois27/06/2014 at 1:48 pm #

    I’ve just subscribed and look forward to learn ixiXhosa from here where i’m : France

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:49 pm #

      Daccord!!! Viva la Xhosa!

  10. Alison28/06/2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Great! So excited! I’m a student in Johannesburg and have been looking for a while for an isiXhosa class online so I can continue learning as I travel! It would be so great to get a better understanding of the tense and noun class structure … Thanks Ubuntu Bridge, good luck!

  11. Yvonne Steyn28/06/2014 at 3:33 pm #

    Greatly looking forward to being able to communicate with some of the special people in my life in ‘their’ language.

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:48 pm #

      It’s time, Yvonne 😉

  12. Vincent30/06/2014 at 1:56 pm #

    Really looking forward to gain the opportunity break down some barriers. Would be nice to have some recommendations included on how to, after and during the course, continue growing in our understanding of the isiXhosa language and both the traditional and modern Xhosa culture.

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:48 pm #

      For sure Vincent, nice one!

  13. Cara01/07/2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Molo, ndifuna ukufunda isiXhosa nawe! Andinexesha ukufunda kwa-Newlands, so enkosi ukufaka iiklasi online.
    Ndifun’ukufunda ukutheta ku-amamama about abantwana. Ndifun’ukuconnect kwa-amamama. (ku-bamama?) Ndinomhlobo who is a mama ekhayelitsha. Siyakhula iintyantyambo kwendlu wakhe. Hayi, uyakhula, nam ndibona.
    Also ndifun’ukuthetha kwamaXhosa about ipolitiki. Ndinomhlobo, uvela ku-East London, utitshalakazi. Siyathetha ipolitiki sonke.
    Ndiresearcher eKapa.

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:47 pm #

      Nantso ke sisi. Uqhubeke phambili!

  14. Comien Horn02/07/2014 at 6:43 pm #

    I’m excited. Want to be able to follow a conversation and help myself during the conversation. Want my kids to learn too. Thanks so much

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:45 pm #

      Cool, Comien. This will be a great start!

  15. Alana03/07/2014 at 12:07 pm #

    I can’t get the subscription thingy open.

  16. Kelly08/07/2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Hi, I’m really excited about some online xhosa help – that some of it will be free is amazing! I’m volunteering at a children’s hospital and this will make communicating with mothers, children & hospital staff so much easier! :) can’t wait! Thank you!

    • UBuntu10/07/2014 at 10:44 pm #

      Awesome, Kelly
      It will def help!! Keep up the good work!

  17. Titia13/07/2014 at 6:39 pm #

    Been teaching young kids in Masi for three years now and just come back from a Wild Coast Meander. It’s really time I commit to learning this language!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • UBuntu14/07/2014 at 5:40 pm #

      Sure Titia, good on you, give it a go with these lessons!

  18. Anton F Beukes14/07/2014 at 8:25 am #

    Baie dankie, dit is regtig moer gaaf van julle om dit verniet aan te bied. Ek waardeer dit, ek wens meer mense in Suid Afrika het julle houding en gesindheid.

    Ukosi Kakhule! iFunda iteta isiXhosa. Teta kancene, kancene. Sikhona wena.

    LOL! Ok I am still trying, my problem is, I forget so quickly!

    • UBuntu14/07/2014 at 5:40 pm #

      Dankie Anton, ek is jammer in net Engels te onderwys, maar my Afrikaans is nie vlot nie en jy weet ons souties is n bietjie lui. 😉
      But yeah, you will start remembering when using it a lot, so just keep with these vids and relax and enjoy the learning!!!
      Enkosi!

  19. Kelly Thompson14/07/2014 at 7:49 pm #

    Moin, moin from Flensburg, Germany! Great to see a fellow language educator engage with language and culture in so many creative ways. Of course, I had to sign up for the course – even got my crazy redneck cousin back in the States on board with this. Just a question: Has the course actually started yet? Neither my cousin nor I have received “start course” e-mails. Keep doing what you’re doing, and DFTBA! (Don’t forget to be awesome!)

  20. Kelly Thompson15/07/2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Oops! I just checked my account and found I was signed up for only one of the newsletters instead of all three. I have now corrected the problem and alerted my cousin. In the meantime, I will wait to see what happens.
    Enkosi, and DFTBA!

  21. Gerard15/07/2014 at 4:45 pm #

    I cannot wait to start the coarse!! Thanks for this opportunity guys!!

  22. Ash12/08/2014 at 12:15 pm #

    What an awesome idea! I have been trudging along on my own trying to learn Xhosa, and I have managed to learn some things, but I am really looking forward to increasing my vocabulary, and becoming more confident in my pronunciation.
    Thank you so much for this! I can’t wait to start!

    • UBuntu22/08/2014 at 11:19 am #

      Great, Ash.
      How has it gone?

  23. Vernon Kruger22/08/2014 at 10:30 am #

    YE ARE Legend!! Keep up the good work, truly love your vision

    • UBuntu22/08/2014 at 11:18 am #

      Enkosi bhuti Vernon!!!

  24. Wanjiru03/09/2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Thanks for honoring Tata Madiba in the spirit of Ubuntu. I’m from Kenya and my husband is Xhosa so learning his mother tongue will be such a bonus especially when my kids and I can communicate with his family in the Eastern Cape. Keep up the good work.

    • UBuntu03/09/2014 at 1:14 pm #

      Karibo, Wanjiru. Asante Sana!

  25. Sharon06/09/2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Thanks so much for the opportunity. Looking forward to the course! Also appreciate that it’s flexible timewise.

    • UBuntu29/09/2014 at 9:47 am #

      Stoked to hear, Sharon! Hope its what you want!

  26. Stefan09/09/2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Hi there!
    I’m really excited to use this to learn isiXhosa, but I’m waiting for the “getting started” email. I’ve only received an email saying “thank you for your enquiry”. I’ve checked my spam mailbox.
    Kind Regards,

    • UBuntu29/09/2014 at 9:46 am #

      Hi Stefan, Im sorry to hear that. Any luck since then? You should only get a autoresponder like that if you sent us an email. Did you do the double sign in to the newsletter, especially the FREE one? Sorry about the issue, I have been away till last Friday! will try sort all out now! Ciao

  27. Marcelle07/10/2014 at 2:16 pm #

    I subscribed to all 3 items, but I’m still waiting for the “getting started” email. I’ve only received an email saying thank you for your enquiry. Please advise where do I go from here?

    • UBuntu14/10/2014 at 11:19 am #

      Hi Marcelle, I think you need to check your SPAM box, as there should be an opt-in email which requires a link to be clicked, and one with a Start Course Now button. Hope you come right!

    • UBuntu14/10/2014 at 11:27 am #

      Hi Marcelle, I think you need to check your SPAM box, as there should be an opt-in email which requires a link to be clicked, and one with a Start Course Now button. Hope you come right, and let me know if not!

  28. Marcelle08/10/2014 at 6:58 am #

    I’ve subscribed to all 3 items on Monday, but still haven’t received the link to start to xhosa lessons. Can someone please tell me what I need to do. I received the “thank you for your enquiry” email. I would really love to get started asap

    • UBuntu14/10/2014 at 11:29 am #

      Hope you received other responses about checking your SPAM box?

  29. Thabiso13/10/2014 at 9:00 am #

    looking forward to learning isixhosa…

    • UBuntu14/10/2014 at 10:42 am #

      Nice one!!

    • miranda snyders08/11/2014 at 4:54 pm #

      Would like to learn isixhosa language

      • UBuntu15/12/2014 at 11:36 am #

        Awesome, Miranda
        You are in the right place to start!

  30. Frederich26/10/2014 at 10:43 am #

    really intersted in learning Xhosa!!! Thank you for making this course free to all!! Need more people like you guys in South Africa

    • UBuntu15/12/2014 at 11:32 am #

      Thanks Frederich
      Appreciated.
      Enjoy and keep motivated!!!

  31. Lochner Slabbert27/10/2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Excited to start this journey. Do you guys have any suggested reading to learn more about the culture and practices of the isiXhosa people? Thank you for this platform!

    • UBuntu15/12/2014 at 11:34 am #

      Hi Lochner
      So many which are hard to track down, but anything you google or can find anywhere.
      Mostert’s Frontiers is prob the best from historical perspective POV.

  32. lindiwe28/10/2014 at 9:29 pm #

    im lukin frwd tu be the best fluent speaker esi xhoseni

    • UBuntu15/12/2014 at 11:34 am #

      Hehe, gud luck!! 😉

  33. Evian09/11/2014 at 2:18 pm #

    How long after receiving the “Thank you for your enquiry” email can I expect to get started on the course, I’ve checked my spam folder but nothing yet. Thanks!

    • UBuntu15/12/2014 at 11:31 am #

      Should be straight away.
      Im looking into why some people don’t receive it!
      Thanks Evian

  34. Lisa13/11/2014 at 7:18 am #

    Thanks so much for this. I have just moved to South Africa and will be working in a government hospital in PE. I
    really want to get started on being able to communicate with my patients. Many thanks!

    • UBuntu15/12/2014 at 11:31 am #

      Kulungile Lisa. Good luck!!

  35. Dr Glynn Goedhart06/01/2015 at 9:11 pm #

    I used to be fluent in Zulu when I was very young, so I am confident that I will learn Xhosa very quickly. I can’t wait for the course – we South Africans have a wonderful opportunity to reach out to each other through language and I think it’s long overdue! I love the Maq advert on TV – come on Africans of all colours, let’s embrace this great nation of ours and ALL her languages! This is absolutely brilliant -thank you.

    • UBuntu14/01/2015 at 11:46 am #

      Siyabonga Doc.
      Yes, Im sure you will have no problems adjusting.
      Ndlelanhle!

  36. du Plessis in London14/01/2015 at 8:22 pm #

    I’d love to learn Xhosa as it is such a poetic language. He problem though is that I live in London. Can I get access to the materials here?

    • UBuntu20/01/2015 at 6:14 am #

      For sure, Graham. The free online course can email to anywhere and the materials on sale in the shop are downloadable from anywhere.
      All the best :)c

  37. Renier Kapp18/01/2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Thanks for this awesome service!!

    • UBuntu20/01/2015 at 5:13 am #

      Pleasure Renier! Wamkelekile (you are welcome!)

  38. Mandla02/03/2015 at 6:56 pm #

    Wow! What a great Idea. I’m looking forward to joining an online class. I love Xhosa language.

    • UBuntu30/03/2015 at 2:41 pm #

      Nantso ke Mandla!

  39. Carmen24/03/2015 at 1:57 pm #

    This is going to be great – can’t wait to start. Thank you so much.

    • UBuntu30/03/2015 at 2:36 pm #

      A pleasure, Carmen, hope its going well?!

  40. kelly25/03/2015 at 10:50 pm #

    Thank you this is great! after marrying a South African (though we currently live in the uk :( ) I fell in love with the county and all its people, such spirit that I have not seen anywhere else. I am currently learning Afrikaans and wanted to learn another African language as I really want to feel part of this wonderful country, and I think that comes from making the effort to converse with people in their language.

    • UBuntu30/03/2015 at 2:35 pm #

      Awesome, Kelly!!!

  41. roche03/04/2015 at 5:45 pm #

    I am extremely excited to get started with this free online xhosa course!
    We are going to learn together as a family and that way have the ability to practice speaking and helping each other!
    Thank you so much for making this available for free!

    • UBuntu11/05/2015 at 10:09 am #

      Hope its been going well, Roche!

  42. Adrian C. Phipps10/04/2015 at 10:42 am #

    Thanks so much for this awesome initiative bru.. Can’t wait to be able to try out my new linguistics in the taxi..

    • UBuntu11/05/2015 at 10:10 am #

      Sho ting, Adrian.
      Good luck, man!

  43. Natasha20/04/2015 at 1:38 pm #

    I teach German at an Eastern Cape University and would like to be able to explain certain concepts by using examples from my students’ home languages. Many of them speak Xhosa of course. I can, at this point only properly relate to the grammar and vocab of Afrikaans and English speaking students and I feel it is unfair to other students. I thought this might be a good place to start…

    • UBuntu11/05/2015 at 10:14 am #

      I hope so, Natasha!!!

  44. #Aviwe1401/05/2015 at 4:42 am #

    Hi Ubuntu sorry for that language I used before . But how I learn Xhosa in 3 days .

    • UBuntu11/05/2015 at 10:19 am #

      Hi Aviwe
      Sorry to hear. Some people seem to experience a glitch, but you just need to click the confirmation link. If the next email is not immediate you need to try again, or re-subscribe. Hope it is working for you!
      shap
      Makhosi

  45. Andrea Kimble20/05/2015 at 7:41 pm #

    You know how sometimes you are just drawn to a certain area or people…no matter what you do, you find things leading back to them? Well that’s how I feel about South Africa and it’s people. I’m incredibly drawn to SA. So, I find myself here. I’ve gained some close friends (who are more like family) that live in SA and so…I find myself here.

    “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to a man in HIS language…that goes to his heart.”

    Majority of them speak either Xhosa, Zulu or Sotho. My desire is to learn all 3. I’m starting with Xhosa. I’ve searched and searched and this seems like the right place! These friends/family of mines are in the Soweto Gospel Choir. They’ll be back here in the U.S. from October to December. I’d like to be able to hold a conversation in either of those languages. They’re all teaching me, but its kind of difficult lol. They say things to me and then tell me to go figure it out lol.

    So any help you could provide would be most appreciated!

    Thanks for what you’re doing here. If no one else appreciates it…I CERTAINLY DO!

    • UBuntu02/06/2015 at 8:28 pm #

      Hi Andrea, that is awesome! isiXhosa and isiZulu are similar, so learning the one is a really good foundation.
      Sesotho is another kettle of fish, but my aim is to create a free one for this Mandela day coming up!

  46. Jasmin17/06/2015 at 3:27 pm #

    I am so excited to do the free Xhosa course. My boyfriends mother tongue is Xhosa and i want to suprise him.

    • UBuntu13/07/2015 at 6:30 pm #

      Nice I hope it goes well!!

  47. Nicky23/06/2015 at 9:46 am #

    Been wanting to learn Xhosa for absolutely years and something sparked a search today….what an amazing offer, cannot wait and hoping my language learning skills are up to scratch! :)

    • UBuntu13/07/2015 at 6:30 pm #

      Awesome, Nicky, enjoy!!

  48. Robin06/07/2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Looking forward to starting this course! It’s really needed. Thank you!

  49. Nazley13/08/2015 at 1:11 pm #

    I hope there is lots of audio to go along with the course material. I would like to be able to start off nicely and in the end be fluent in Xhosa. For me, hearing and repeating, but also knowing what I am repeating will be very helpful.

    • UBuntu25/08/2015 at 10:51 am #

      Hi Nazley
      The audio is the strongest part, with spaces for you to guess the answer after the English and before you hear it in isiXhosa and then repeat it after each time you hear it in isiXhosa. They are great materials. The written parts are good to complement the audio so that you can hear what is being said, and they mirror each other, so do look at the manuals, but the audio alone have all the explanations and teachings and are the crucial part!!

      http://www.learnxhosa.co.za/store/

      Enkosi!

  50. Leanie18/09/2015 at 5:01 am #

    I am an Afrikaans/English half-breed girl, living in Kazakhstan, where people speak exclusively Russian and Kazakh, but I am learning IsiXhosa. This all makes sense in my head. I am coming back to SA because let’s face it: Kazakhstan isn’t the place we have all dreamt to move to one day. And I know you are burning to ask, and my answer is yes, I have seen Borat.

    • UBuntu27/10/2015 at 11:26 am #

      Haha dadewethu (our sister)
      I hope its been awesome.
      Sizokubona apha eMzantsi (We will see you back here in SA)

  51. Shandre08/01/2016 at 6:41 am #

    So excited to start learning this language.

    • UBuntu08/01/2016 at 6:54 am #

      kumnandi, enjoy!!!

  52. Anna09/01/2016 at 8:55 am #

    Hi, I am very excited to start this Xhosa language course. I am a medical student and learning an African language is invaluable in terms of communication with our patients. Thank you for this opportunity! Keep up the good work!

  53. Gasonti Manele25/01/2016 at 6:38 am #

    Looking forward to it all. I so love this language and it’s people.

    • UBuntu27/01/2016 at 11:02 am #

      Nice one Gasonti!

  54. Claude10/02/2016 at 11:35 am #

    Hi. I recently subscribed for the lessons but I have not recieved the confirmation email yet. Ndenze njani?

  55. Danie16/02/2016 at 7:46 pm #

    Awesome idea! Do you guys know about Duolingo? They have a free platform for building free language courses (https://incubator.duolingo.com/). And they have a version specially designed for school setups. Just thinking that it would be wonderful if high quality Xhosa lessons could be available for free to schools. Eventually even more languages!

    • UBuntu18/02/2016 at 11:41 am #

      Hi Danie
      thanks for the link.
      Yeah i loved using Duolingo for German.

      It would be a wonderful thing, but Im running on empty for projects I can keep doing for free.

  56. CC12/04/2016 at 12:46 am #

    I am excited to get started! All of this seems so fun and everyone is inviting.

  57. Kate white28/04/2016 at 12:11 pm #

    Hi, a friend and I both subscribed to the beginner xhosa course yesterday and haven’t received any confirmation emails. Her email addie is u.a.r.kelly@gmail.com and mine katechi2014@gmail.com. please help!

    Best,
    Kate

    • UBuntu05/05/2016 at 11:51 am #

      Will email Kate. Cheers!

  58. Shanna10/05/2016 at 7:03 pm #

    Thank you for this opportunity guys! Looking forward to getting going!
    May need you to shoot me that email though… :)

    • UBuntu17/05/2016 at 1:11 pm #

      Sure Shanna
      Which email?

  59. Morne Strydom12/05/2016 at 8:43 am #

    HI.

    I registered for the free course but haven’t received any course material.
    Did I miss a step somewhere? Lost in translation? 😉

    Regards,

    Morne

    • UBuntu17/05/2016 at 1:10 pm #

      Sorry Morne

      PLEASE NOTE: Due to demand, and problems with Graphicmail, the service we use for our triggered emails, many people are not receiving any or all of the emails. It’s been driving us crazy and we wish to upgrade the service to Mailchimp, which is unfortunately far more expensive. This may take a little while, but if you remain subscribed we will email everyone and update you when the new course is ready! Apologies and thanks!

  60. Sue12/05/2016 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi there, I signed up earlier today but have not received any emails. Checked my spam folder, nothing.

    • UBuntu17/05/2016 at 1:11 pm #

      Sorry Sue

      PLEASE NOTE: Due to demand, and problems with Graphicmail, the service we use for our triggered emails, many people are not receiving any or all of the emails. It’s been driving us crazy and we wish to upgrade the service to Mailchimp, which is unfortunately far more expensive. This may take a little while, but if you remain subscribed we will email everyone and update you when the new course is ready! Apologies and thanks!

  61. Amy van der Merwe20/06/2016 at 7:26 pm #

    Hi there!
    I’m so looking forward to this course. Unfortunately I haven’t received any email after subscribing a week or two ago… I saw that there have been some difficulties with the emails of late, so I’m not sure how long to wait before contacting someone…

    • UBuntu21/06/2016 at 6:39 pm #

      Hi, Amy, It’s taking some time for us to get funding for the shift to a new system, but it will happen soon and all subscribed will receive the announcement! Apologies!

  62. Anda Sishuba21/06/2016 at 8:09 pm #

    hey its a bit late now so tomorrow im gonna subscribe and learn .thanx for wat you do it means alot esspecially when your parents forget to teach you your own language and make a 15 year old feel alienated from his roots.

    • UBuntu30/06/2016 at 5:53 pm #

      Shame Anda. Good luck!

  63. Claire Forrester23/06/2016 at 8:25 am #

    Thanks for this great initiative. I have been doing some work in the English literacy space and feel I would connect so much better with my students and their families if I could step across the language divide, even in a small way to show some respect and connect a bit more to where they are at. Looking forward to starting the course. Will let you know if I have any technical difficulties.
    Keep up the passion!
    Claire

  64. les jepps15/07/2016 at 4:44 am #

    I am a resident here for 41 years and have employed a lot of Xhosa guys from Walmer Township, its about time I learnt their language a they know mine, I am 75 years old.

    • UBuntu21/07/2016 at 1:59 pm #

      Yes indeed, Les, get on it!!!! 😉

  65. Juhlene27/07/2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Wow! I am humbled by your vision, passion, insight, skill, eloquence and articulated commitment!

    And look forward to learn, immerse, grow and add to peace, hope, collaboration and great joy and healing.

    Can’t sponsor officially, but will buy future beginner and advanced courses,

    and might be able to connect with sponsors or discover with you how I might be able to help establish relevant decision making connection.

    Nkosi, dankie – may this, my commitment to learn and grow, be the beginning of a little garden of great and wholesome potential.

    • UBuntu27/07/2016 at 12:45 pm #

      Enkosi Juhlene! Yes, the garden will grow!! Sizothetha! (we will chat)

  66. als27/07/2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Looking forward to starting working with young group and would like to understand and chat with them in their own home language thanx

    • UBuntu09/08/2016 at 11:15 am #

      Such a pleasure, Als! That’s the point 😉

  67. INGRID NGUVAUVA31/07/2016 at 10:03 am #

    Hi, thank you very much for the free online course. I am looking forward to the lessons to have a proper conversation with my in-laws and the special person in my life.

    • UBuntu09/08/2016 at 11:14 am #

      Great news, Ingrid, all the best!

  68. Philne06/08/2016 at 12:07 pm #

    Thanks for the hard work that goes into this! I am stoked to start learning. After living in Korea and learning the language here, I figured it is a shame that I don’t speak more SA languages. Too bad I had to live in Asia to realize how much learning a language can mean to yourself and to others. Looking forward to start learning and even more so to moving back home and practice! Baie dankie vir die harde werk!

    • UBuntu09/08/2016 at 11:13 am #

      Nice one, Philne
      Welcome back and happy learning!

  69. Geoff10/08/2016 at 3:06 pm #

    Lets do this!

  70. Hester14/09/2016 at 4:46 am #

    I have tried so many times and this is the first time things are actually tweaking! Thanks so much. Ndiyabulela.

    • UBuntu15/09/2016 at 9:25 am #

      You are making us happy!!! Siyabulela nathi!

  71. Vicky06/10/2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Hi There Ubuntu Bridge

    I have signed up for the free lessons twice now and no luck!
    Am I missing something?
    Would love to get started as soon as possible :)

    • UBuntu02/11/2016 at 4:26 pm #

      Hi Vicky
      sorry to just see this! Come right yet?

  72. Jayne10/10/2016 at 1:32 pm #

    Hi Ubuntu!

    Congratulations for offering isiXhosa language classes online. I am from Tanzania. From mi-Jan next year I will be interning at the Philisa Abafazi Bethu Women and Children’s Program in Capetown after completing my course in counseling psychology. Learning isiXhosa ahead of time will help me a lot to give my best while there. It will also be interesting to see how different it is from Swahili my mother tongue. I can’t wait to learn as much as I can, both the language and the culture because that will come in handy during my stay.

    Asante sana (means ‘Thank you very much’ in Swahili).

  73. Eddie15/10/2016 at 6:30 pm #

    Thanks for this Gift that you are giving all of us.
    May God Bless you.

  74. Eddie15/10/2016 at 6:31 pm #

    Let’s do it.

  75. gershwin27/11/2016 at 6:48 pm #

    howzit bro, i cant seem to
    access the free lesson one and also the others, i was forwarded a code but this dont seem to work :(
    please help and thanks alot
    gersh

    • UBuntu02/12/2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Gersh
      Tell me more at what point you are struggling?
      Click the link in the email. It will take you to an archived newsletter with a link, and the password to enter. That should work!

  76. Eric Michael Ingham26/12/2016 at 7:42 am #

    Can you recommend an advanced course after completing this?

    • UBuntu03/01/2017 at 8:34 am #

      Hi Eric
      Do you mean video online or in person? We naturally recommend our materials levels 1-3 or our public courses!

  77. Faith05/02/2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Hi
    Im super excited to start the course and have been mistaken so many times as a someone who can speak isixhosa because of the way I always wear my doek and I always have to stop the person in the middle of their sentence to tell them that I dont understand and they are always in disbelieve and I have asked so many to teach me but it never worked.. and then I saw u guys… my luck has changed!!
    Hoping for great things.. thankq for the chance!!!

    • UBuntu13/02/2017 at 10:40 am #

      So happy to hear it, Faith!
      Blessings!

  78. Renaldo01/03/2017 at 8:58 am #

    Hi! I am really excited to start this course but have not received any email after the “Please confirm subscription” email and clicking it.

    • UBuntu09/06/2017 at 11:52 am #

      Hi Renaldo, I believe you are sorted, but its vital people check their spam or junk, archive or other folders, and ideally whitelist our email address “sales at learn xhosa dot co dot za”. The first email is immediate and the rest are every few days! Enjoy!

  79. Nokubonga16/03/2017 at 9:41 am #

    Thank you so much for offering us with an online classes I also need to learn isixhosa proper..

    • UBuntu18/04/2017 at 9:38 am #

      Great Nokubonga, hope it is going well?

  80. Andrea07/04/2017 at 8:01 am #

    Hey Guys. I am able to subscribe to the program but however I am not receiving my lessons or videos after subscribing. Any assistance in this regard please? :)

    • UBuntu09/06/2017 at 11:50 am #

      Andrea, I believe you are sorted, but its vital people check their spam or junk, archive or other folders, and ideally whitelist our email address.

  81. Elaine24/05/2017 at 2:07 pm #

    I also need to learn xhosa proper

    • UBuntu30/05/2017 at 12:34 pm #

      Great Elaine, start here!

  82. Passion25/06/2017 at 5:59 pm #

    i might have deleted lesson 2 from my emails can you email it to me pls

  83. Helen18/07/2017 at 10:07 pm #

    Please can u talk me where to find a private Xhosa teacher in London ?
    Thanks

    • UBuntu19/07/2017 at 11:11 pm #

      Hi Helen, For what level? Email bookings at learnxhosa dot coza and I can forward you to some online tutors?

  84. Asikelelwe08/08/2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Mntakwethu, kuhle. Ndiye ndalunga kulento bendinengxaki nayo. Ndiyabulela

    • UBuntu15/08/2017 at 12:21 pm #

      Ewe uzoyifumana kwiLink phakathi kwi-email!

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