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  • Field of interest Arts, Culture and Language
  • Location Gauteng
  • Type Part Time
  • Qualification Certificate
  • Duration Each module runs for 10 weeks (40 hours)
  • Price Ranges between R5 600 - R5 900


About the course

With over 10 million South Africans speaking IsiZulu as a first language, why not break through language barriers today?

Learning IsiZulu opens doors to a vast range of social and business opportunities throughout South Africa. It also offers great personal satisfaction with it's multitude of clicks and grammatical complexities. 

Our part-time IsiZulu courses focus on teaching you how to communicate in real-life situations. We cover the cultural aspects of this language to help you feel at ease when speaking to IsiZulu speakers. Many varieties of IsiZulu are spoken throughout South Africa (with variations between provinces).

At Wits Language School, we teach standard IsiZulu. This will give you a strong basis from which to learn additional, localised vocabulary.

Programme Overview

We offer courses at three levels, although the higher level courses are dependent on demand:

- Level 1 (Beginner)
- Level 2 (Elementary)
- Level 3 (Pre-intermediate)

Each level consists of two 40-hour modules. Completing the beginner’s level therefore takes 80 hours in total. Each course is based on one module, and you receive a Certificate of Attendance on completing Module A, provided you attend at least 80% of the course. Participants who write the tests in the second module and successfully complete Module B obtain a Certificate of Competence. The tests are only obligatory for those who want a competence certificate. Alternatively, those who would rather not do the tests receive a report as well as a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Matric certificate or equivalent 
  • Placement tests are available for applicants who have previous experience of the language. (Assessment is conducted on registration)


Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date Wits Language School
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