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LEARN AT 
YOUR LEVEL 

Tips and resources to help you learn

Learning something new, no matter what it is, is challenging. But when it comes to learning a language, I believe:

 

“If you don’t understand it, it’s not your fault”

In other words, if you don’t understand it, then the “input” is not at the right level for you. Remember, for comprehensible input, you need to understand 70 – 90 % of the material (see Teaching Method).  

I have created materials for different levels of learning, and the guide below will help you to navigate these materials. 

Choose your level

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Total Beginner
"Sawubona! Unjani?"

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Getting the hang of it
"Ikati eliganga lidlala ibhola"
 

TOTAL
BEGINNER

"Sawubona! Unjani?" 

TIPS 

  • Put a high priority on reading and listening to lots of "input" in simple isiZulu (children's books are great) 

  • Put a lower priority on grammar at this stage - grammar will come intuitively as you learn 

  • Practice making the unique sounds of isiZulu (like the clicks)

  • If you don't understand at least 70% of the content, its too difficult - try something easier 

  • Relax and have fun! 

FREE RESOURCES

YOUTUBE ​PLAYLISTS

  • Learn Zulu Everyday 

  • African storybooks

MEMRISE ​COURSE

​Start with Levels 1 - 4

VOCAB LISTS 

​Free to download

BEGINNER ONLINE COURSE

Coming soon! This 11-part online course provides structure to your learning with some basic grammar and fun, simple stories. 

Sign up to the newsletter so you can be the first to know when it's launched! 

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Beginner

GETTING
THE HANG OF IT

"Ikati eliganga lidlala ibhola" 

TIPS 

  • Put a high priority on reading and listening to lots of "input" in isiZulu - more complex texts and media that you can understand about 70%.

  • Practice with people - find a learning buddy, join one of my classes, or take 1:1 lessons 

  • Study a little bit of grammar but continue to focus on listening and reading

  • Relax and have fun! 

FREE RESOURCES

YOUTUBE ​PLAYLISTS

  • Suggested playlists here 

MEMRISE ​COURSE

Continue with Levels 5 - 9 

PODCASTS ​​

Great listening practice

FREE BOOKS   

  • Bookdash 

  • African Storybook

TUITION

1:1 TUITION

Contact me for private lessons, anywhere in the world via Zoom. 

GROUP LESSONS

Join regular groups online for great opportunities to listen to and speak with others who are learning too! 

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