Why a Zulu language course with Communicaid? Whether you require intensive, one-to-one Zulu language training at our London centre, or an in-company Zulu course at your place of work, Communicaid's Zulu language courses will meet your Zulu language needs. Our Zulu language trainers are available to help you to reach your required level of proficiency in Zulu at a location of your choice worldwide.
From our central London headquarters we are able to deliver Zulu language courses worldwide via our regional centres in London , Paris , Frankfurt and New York as well as through our global network of partners and language schools. Each Zulu course is personally tailored and designed to improve your Zulu language and communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial diplomatic or legal. Upon completion of a Zulu course with Communicaid, you will have the confidence to communicate in Zulu with clients, colleagues and suppliers.
Benefits of our Zulu language course
A Communicaid Zulu course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak the Zulu language with confidence
- Interact with increased self-assurance when visiting Zulu-speaking regions
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Zulu-speaking contacts through a show of interest in Zulu language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and organisational level
Who should attend our Zulu school
A Communicaid Zulu course is suitable for:
- Anyone wishing to work with Zulu speakers
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in South Africa or a Zulu-speaking region who need to be able to communicate at all levels in Zulu
- Anyone planning to relocate to a Zulu-speaking region and wishing to attend a Zulu language course in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Zulu speakers who wish to build rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Zulu course
Zulu course content
The content and format of your Zulu course will depend on your profession, proficiency in the Zulu language and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Zulu courses include:
- Fluency development
- Pronunciation and accent
- Listening skills
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Zulu
- Email writing skills in Zulu
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Communicaid's Zulu courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Trainings take place between 08:00 and 20:00 although courses are also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitably tailored Zulu language course materials will be used throughout, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made throughout your Zulu course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Zulu course - from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.
Zulu course trainer
All Communicaid Zulu language trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Zulu training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Zulu trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Zulu trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Below please find a sample profile of one of our Zulu trainers.
WT began his language career as a teenager working with foreign visitors at his uncle’s safari touring company. His interest in foreign language led him to pursue a degree in Contemporary English Language Studies and Multilingual Studies (CESL & MUST) at the University of Limpopo. As a skilled speaker of several African languages as well as English, WT has worked as a trainer and translator for both African and English-speaking professionals. WT relocated to London and started working with Communicaid in 2001 as a Zulu language trainer.
Facts about the Zulu language
There are approximately ten million native Zulu speakers living in and around the Kwa-Zulu Bantustan province of South Africa . Zulu, called 'isiZulu' in Zulu, has been South Africa 's 11 th official language since the end of apartheid in 1994.
Zulu is a particularly challenging language to master. Not only is Zulu, like many other Bantu languages, tonal with a complex grammar system, but it has also retained the distinctive 'clicking' consonants found in earlier regional languages such as San and Khoi. Because Zulu is written in the Roman alphabet, these click sounds are expressed through unique combinations of graphemes (alphabetic letters).