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

Manong'ono akupha ubwenzi.
Whispers kill friendship.
(words spoken in a low voice will be heard and cause trouble later.)
Proverb No 467 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Umweni abika mata, amatwi tabika.
The stranger lays down his bow not his ears. (A stranger must listen well to all that is said and clear out before trouble. He is welcome to rest but should not be nosy and listen to what is not meant for him to hear.)
E mu kutila ku bweni uli no kufisa ubukali bobe, nomba ukuisunga kwena ulo kuisunga sana, no kumfwikisha. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 1600 collected by Frank Carey
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Language & Culture Courses 2020

The language courses cover all aspects of grammar and basic vocabulary. 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.

The culture courses consist of topic oriented sessions given by specialists in the respective field.

Possibilities of accommodation: inquire from director@fenza.org

Chinyanja courses (intensive)

1st Course: 10 February—3 April 2020

2nd Course: 17 August—9 October 2020

Teaching takes place MondayFriday, 09:0012:30 hours

Fees: 3500 kwacha. Subject to revision.

Course materials: available at modest price at FENZA

The course is based on the White Fathers' Intensive language course of N. Salaun.

Ichibemba (intensive)

17 August—9 October 2020

Teaching takes place MondayFriday, 09:0012:30 hours

Fees: 3500 kwacha. Subject to revision.

Course materials: available at modest price at FENZA

All aspects of grammar and basic vocabulary are covered.
The course is based on the White Fathers' Intensive language course of Louis Oger.

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

Welcome to Zambia Programme (5 days)

Dates: 10—14 August 2020

Teaching 09:0012:30; 14:0017:00 hours, Monday to Friday.

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: