The Intensive Course provides a solid grammatical foundation for either Bemba or Nyanja. Each day consists of four hours intensive teaching. This course demands a full-time commitment from the participants. It is expected that the students have time in the afternoons for revision and practice.

Chewa Proverb Collection

Ubwenzi wa galu uli ndi ku mcira.
The friendship of a dog shows itself (as it wags its) at the tail.
(A dog wags his tail when he sees his master. If someone pretends to be your friend, it should show, not only in words, but in deeds.)
Proverb No 917 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Ubutala: mumino walusato.
The grain bin is like a python's mouth. (It swallows everything but is never satisfied.)
Ifintu tututila kubutala fingi: imbalala, male, ilanda, utusupa ne ntoyo. Teti bwisuule kuti washindaila. Ulusato nalo lulamina imfwi iituntulu nelyo cisongo namasengo. Lulatanunuka.
Proverb No 1267 collected by Frank Carey
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Language & Culture Courses 2017

Intensive courses Chinyanja and Chibemba

10 weeks

Dates: 21 August - 27 October 2017.

Teaching takes place Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 12:30 hours

Fees: 3500 kwacha. Course materials: 500 Kwacha. Subject to revision.

Possibilities of accommodation: inquire from director@fenza.org

All aspects of grammar and basic vocabulary are covered.
The course is based on the White Fathers' Intensive language course of N. Salaun (for Nyanja) and Louis Oger (for Bemba).

The White Fathers' language courses are built on solid linguistic foundations and are at the same time very practical. White Fathers have an experience of teaching Zambian languages for more than 100 years.

Course materials include course books, dictionaries, proverbs, handouts and audio CDs.

 

Welcome to Zambia Programme (two weeks)

Dates: to be arranged upon inquiry

Teaching 09:00 - 12:30 every day, Monday to Friday, with possibilities to have teaching sessions in the afternoon.

Fees: 2000 kwacha (subject to revision)

This course gives an overview over Zambian history, economics, politics, the cultural sphere, the religious life. It is not only designed for newcomers to Zambia! Topics:

For accommodation and prices you may inquire from director@fenza.org.