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Ten isiXhosa Learning Tips

Introduction: There are many reasons why many people struggle to learn and maintain Vernac language learning, but often it comes down to unrealistic expectations, no practical strategy, and lack of psychological preparation. This article is written to inspire people to have an efficient strategy and good attitude when it comes to learning Vernac languages, specifically […]

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African Language Learning in Schools Solution – School Xhosa

African Language Learning in Schools – School Xhosa Molweni, Sanibonani, Dumelang, Goeie Dag, Hello If you are here, reading this, you probably: a)   recognize the vital and urgent power of even basic African language learning, coupled with African cultural awareness, as a way to help forge a united nation and heal wounds from our past, […]

Kaos Pilots Intro to Xhosa Culture and Language Workshop Video

An amazing organisation called the Kaos Pilots form Denmark, recently spent 3 months in Cape Town on an ‘Outpost’.  For more on what they did and do, see here:  http://100in1day.co.za http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KaosPilots http://kpcpt.org/ But they basically dropped a love bomb on the city of Cape Town. When the Pilots first arrived, I gave a brief Intro […]

White youth bringing hope through Xhosa – article from a Westerford high school Xhosa student

 To see the context to this letter, please see previous blog post here….. http://ubuntu-bridge.blogspot.com/2012/12/white-xhosa-heroes-westerford-high.html Ndithetha kancinci kuba ndingumlungu           Stewart S… Being English and Afrikaans in the Western Cape, communicating in my home language is no big deal. Without exception, if I interact with someone whose first language is isiXhosa, the conversation takes place in either […]

UBuntu Bridge Corporate Clients 2013 – Xhosa

We are very happy to make the following announcement: Congratulations and thanks to National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) and the City of Cape Town for choosing UBuntu Bridge as their preferred Conversational Xhosa training providers. We will be training over 60 councillors from the COCT in the CBD, and 13 delegates from NHBRC in […]

UBuntu Bridge Mandela Day Community Event 2012 Video

 On 18 July, 2012, Madiba’s 94th birthday, UBuntu Bridge organised a community day with a difference in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, a.k.a. Mandela Park. With a focus on Xhosa language learning for the volunteers, we then spent time with the kids from Ikhaya Lethemba creche planting trees, doing yoga, reading practice and finally singing Happy […]

TEDxCapeTownED – Craig Charnock – Language Learning: Bridge to a Better World (12 min)

On June 16, 2012, Youth Day, Craigieji spoke at the TEDx conference on Education, which took place at Ratanga Junction.  Other speakers included Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Prof Tim Noakes, Soli Philander, John Gilmour, amongst many other awesome speakers, mostly in the education field, or otherwise highly relevant.  Please see the full list here:  http://tedxcapetowned.org/speakers.  It […]