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

Kupenya kumwamba ndi kukhala ndi nkhuku.
To look up means you must have chickens.
(One who has chickens looks up in the air to see whether the birds of prey are around. If someone protects his property, it means he has same valuable things which he wants to protect.)
Proverb No 389 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Uwakola: ninshi akola mu cifuba ca munankwe.
The person who coughs, coughs in his neighbour's chest. (All our actions have consequences that we do not intend or foresee. Very often they affect other people. Therefore we should be careful not to unwittingly cause trouble for others.)
Pakucita icintu uleibukisha ukuti waba pakati ka bantu. Imicitile yesu isuma yonse ilakuma bambi. Tatufwile ukusebanya balupwa nangu ukubatalisha.
Proverb No 1702 collected by Frank Carey
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Language & Culture Courses 2017

Intensive courses Chinyanja

Dates: 13 February to 28 April 2016.

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

There is a break during Holy Week

Fees: 3500 kwacha (including course books, dictionaries and other materials). Subject to revision.

Possibilities of accommodation: inquire from