IsiXhosa: Simplified Grammar

IsiXhosa: Simplified Grammar

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Learn how to master and understand the complexities of the “Xhosa” language by taking this comprehensive course on IsiXhosa: Simplified Grammar. This Bantu patois remains a significant form of communication in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and surrounding countries and is justifiably a critical element of the global community, 

By taking this professional IsiXhosa tutorial, you will quickly learn the nuances and interrelationships that words have in this language. You will be given a master class on essential grammatical rules, such as the isiXhosa noun and its functions, using pronouns, incorporating adjectives, applying verbs and adverbs, and even using onomatopoeic descriptions.     

This is a unique chance to gather expert knowledge and real-world uses for this colourful and vibrant language, presented in the simplest way possible. By enrolling now, you will quickly gain a second language and appreciate the opportunities that it will afford you on worldwide business and social levels.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

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After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £89. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

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In order to ensure the Quality Licensing scheme endorsed and CPD acknowledged certificate, learners need to score at least 60% pass marks on the assessment process. After submitting assignments, our expert tutors will evaluate the assignments and give feedback based on the performance. After passing the assessment, one can apply for a certificate.

Why study this course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring professional or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an accredited certification attesting to your knowledge.

The IsiXhosa: Simplified Grammar is fully available to anyone, and no previous qualifications are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Introduction
Introduction 00:08:00
IsiXhosa Personal Pronouns 00:04:00
Section 02: The isiXhosa Noun and Its Functions
The Noun as subject of the sentence -1 00:08:00
The Noun as subject of the sentence -2 00:11:00
The Noun as object of the sentence 00:12:00
The Personal pronoun as object of the sentence 00:03:00
The Locative – stating place where 00:08:00
Stating exact whereabouts 00:04:00
Stating presence or absence 00:07:00
Forming diminutives 00:03:00
Identifying people and objects 00:09:00
Expressing Possession 00:09:00
Vowel merging 00:05:00
The Instrumental 00:06:00
Section 03: The isiXhosa Pronouns
The Absolute Pronoun expressing “it” 00:07:00
The Emphatic Pronoun expressing superlatives 00:10:00
The Demonstrative Pronoun expressing “this, that,” etc 00:09:00
The Locative Demonstrative pronoun expressing position 00:05:00
The Quantitative Pronoun expressing “all” every”, etc 00:04:00
The Quantitative Pronoun, (contd) 00:11:00
The Possessive Pronoun 00:09:00
Section 04: isiXhosa Adjectives
Introduction to isiXhosa adjectives – The small group of adj stems 00:07:00
The negative of the small group of adjective stems 00:07:00
Intro to the large group of adjective stems 00:07:00
The large group (contd) positive and negative forms 00:08:00
Section 05: The Verb in isiXhosa
The Command form of the verb 00:05:00
Including the Object Link in the command 00:04:00
The Present Tense positive 00:04:00
The Present Tense negative 00:05:00
The Future Tense Positive 00:03:00
The Future Tense Negative 00:04:00
The Past Tenses: The Recent Past Positive 00:07:00
The Past Tenses: The Recent Past Negative 00:05:00
The Past Tenses: The Remote Past Positive 00:05:00
The Remote Past Negative 00:04:00
Extending the verb with suffixes 00:06:00
Extending the verb with suffixes (contd) 00:06:00
The Passive Verb Extension 00:10:00
Extending the verb with infixes 00:03:00
The Past Continuous Tenses 00:04:00
Updating the links and further uses of the Past Continuous 00:05:00
The Subjunctive – Verb ending on -e 00:09:00
The Subjunctive, summarised 00:05:00
The Verbal Relative – Describing the action 00:06:00
The indirect Relative – The object and the verb 00:07:00
The Potential – Events that could take place 00:03:00
Section 06: The Adverb
The Adverb in isiXhosa 00:04:00
Section 07: The Ideophone in isiXhosa
The Ideophone in isiXhosa 00:04:00
Assignment – IsiXhosa: Simplified Grammar 2 weeks, 1 day
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