Learn Shona Online – Level 2

Learn Shona, the Bantu language spoken by nearly 80% of the people of Zimbabwe

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Description

Shona is a national language of Zimbabwe, along with Ndebele and the official business language, English. There are also clusters of Shona in Zambia, Mozambique and Botswana.

Nearly 80% of people in Zimbabwe speak the Bantu language of Shona, or chiShona, so this is definitely the language to learn if you are thinking of visiting that country!

Despite movement to urban areas, the traditional Shona people maintain constant contact with their rural home, viewing themselves as “sons and daughters of the soil.†It’s important to note that the Shona language is intertwined with Shona social and religious values. In addition to an everyday Shona language there is a “high” or “deep” Shona that is used in communicating with the ancestors.

What’s in a name?

Zimbabwe is named after Great Zimbabwe, the twelfth- to fifteenth-century stone-built capital of the Rozwi Shona dynasty. The name is thought to derive from dzimba dza mabwe (“great stone houses”) or dzimba waye (“esteemed houses”).

Course Content

LessonsStatus
1

Numbers 0 – 12

2

Time – Part 1: O’clock

3

Time – Part 2: Quarter past/to and half past

4

Time – Part 3: Past and to

5

What time is it?

6

In the house

7

At the beach

8

Clothes – Part 1

9

Clothes – Part 2: Accessories

10

How much is this?

11

At the CafŽ – Part 1: Drinks

12

Can I – requests

13

Nouns – The Bathroom

14

Verb: to have

15

Problems – Part 1

16

Problems – Part 2

17

Present Continuous for actions happening now

18

Present Continuous: Questions

19

Present Continuous: Questions

20

Information questions

21

I need

22

Verb: can – Part 1 – Possibility

23

Apologies

24

Shows and concerts

25

Recommendations

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