1057 XHOSA IN 45 MINUTES
Dr Tessa Dowling, senior lecturer, African Languages Section, School of Languages and Literatures, University of Cape Town
Many people wish they could speak Xhosa, but have found it too difficult or time-consuming. This lecture will unlock the Xhosa resources English speakers may not know they have and give them some of Xhosa’s basic grammatical tools. The trick is to learn to break down the walls between English and Xhosa (linguists call this ‘translanguaging’). By the end of the lecture, participants should have the tools and the courage to start – and maintain – a conversation in Xhosa.