Let’s learn Xhosa together – Wamkelekile!

We offer a number of fun, convenient avenues for you to learn isiXhosa, all of which connect back to our mission of learning together, creating community, bridging gaps and building unity in our diverse communities.

Wamkelekile / Welcome – Your timing is PERFECT!


“UBuntu Bridge’s classes inspired me more then I ever dreamed Xhosa classes would.  The side-effects have been the building of stronger relationships with some of my colleagues, building greater trust, and allowing me to feel genuinely part of the real society of our country.”
Alan Dickinson, Management Development Consultant, Applied Dynamics and Human Resource Director, SunAir International


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We offer state of the art online Xhosa courses and membership platforms, covering absolute beginners to fairly advanced intermediate learners across 5 levels, with new content added regularly.


“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. The tutors are legends. Before signing up, I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to learn a new language, but the way the course is structured really does make learning feel possible!” Samantha B, July 2020

Self-Study Digital Download


Talk along, instructional and enjoyable English to Xhosa audio instructions with comprehensive PDF manual, as used in our courses for over 16 years.

Audio format for practicing following and interspersed with explanations and teachings!


“THE Audio learning WAS GREAT!  They really help to get the sound, the rhythm and tempo of the language right” Gene Falk, M2M

Cultural & Language Immersions

Xhosa Retreats

YhoXhosa Village Retreats

NEW DATES: 17-25 June 2023

  • In many ways the heart and roots of UBuntu Bridge, which started from a yoga practice in the lalies (rural villages), and a desire to build bridges of unity and shared prosperity in South Africa.
  • These retreats help nurture village communities and provide participants with an incredible relaxing experience of an older way of life.
  • An unforgettable, rare experience that dramatically improves your Xhosa speaking ability and appreciation of the culture!


“I enjoy learning Xhosa and I love the response I get from my colleagues and customers.  The UBuntu Bridge team that taught us is wonderful and very professional.  I would strongly recommend that companies make the most of their high value service.   I wish I had this opportunity 20 years ago.  Thank you for this opportunity to enrich myself and our working environment in a cultural and personal way.”
 Regards, M van Niekerk, Old Mutual

Would definitely recommend it to anyone.”  Lee Adams, CTT

This is one of the best training interventions I had this year! Thank you to the Ubuntu team!”  Berna Muller, Cape Town Tourism

“I was worried in the beginning that I would not be able to understand and even remember everything
I will be learning, but Deon and the rest of the facilitators really made it so easy and understandable – they are really amazing!”  Berna Muller

“The course was awesome and so much fun!”  Gadijah Darries

This was really worth the effort, well presented and definitely added to my skills”. Elmarene Bernhardt

An ideal kick start course with excellent training materials and a very good team building exercises. Thanks to the practical approach, the diligence and support of the training facilitators!”

“Thank you for a fantastic training!!  I also need to compliment you on the excellent quality of the CD’s and the learning materials. I am glad we chose UBuntu Bridge!”  Minnie Bentley, Cape Town Tourism

“It was a great experience. I really enjoyed learning a new language and helpful phrases”. Kobus Liebenberg, MHG

“Very good approach to learning Xhosa, can’t wait for level 2” Mias Retief, MHG

“Thank you for your enthusiasm and sense of humour!”  Maria Magdalena Mans

“The course was very inspiring and motivated. I have learnt a lot but speaking should the language is difficult, but with lots of practice will come easier” Riedwaan Salie, MHG

“For anyone wanting to learn Xhosa, I would highly recommend this course, it’s amazing how quickly you can pick it up with practice and was also very interesting to learn about the culture which enlightened me on some things I wondered about, like the loud speaking, but now I understand why it’s done this way by our Bhuti’s and Sisi’s” Revaan Jutzen, MHG

“I am so glad to have had this opportunity. I’ve become more comfortable with trying to learn as opposed to being completely intimidated before” Shelley Sonnenberg, MHG

“Great course taught at a comfortable pace” Paul Turner, MHG

“It was fun to learn IsiXhosa in a comfortable environment of my colleagues. The notes were handy and the teacher was very patient with us” Lilian Tawamba, MHG

“I enjoyed the course and I  am eager to put what I have learned to use. Thank you” Laura de Villiers, MHG

“Was enjoyable and a good learning experience. I now understand a few bits and pieces of Xhosa peoples’ conversations, but still have a lot to learn” Magteld Rust, MHG


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