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

Cimkondwa ca nsikidzi cidanka ndi maliro ku manda.
Their liking of things made the bugs go into the grave together with the corpse.
(Do not like things too much, do not be a slave of what you like. Stop liking evil, it gets you into trouble.)
Proverb No 125 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Nshiku eshimone fyuma.
Time is what gives you the opportunity of acquiring wealth. (Be patient and persevering: wealth does not come in a day),
Nga wabombesha namuteko mutima nokushipikisha elyo wingamona ifisuma ifyo waleculila.
Proverb No 1055 collected by Frank Carey
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Language & Culture Courses 2018

Intensive courses Chinyanja and Chibemba

8 weeks

Dates: 13 August - 05 October 2018.

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

Fees: 3500 kwacha. Subject to revision.

Course materials: available at modest price at FENZA

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 (Bemba only).

 

Welcome to Zambia Programme (5 days)

Dates: 6 - 10 August

Teaching 09:00 - 12:30; 14:00 - 17:00 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:

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