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

Timwenji ife, dzungu ndi mgonera kumodzi.
What can we drink, a pumpkin just keeps sleeping on one side.
(Nobody tell us anything, we are just sitting there, nobody to talk to.)
Proverb No 890 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Akapeshi ukuwame ngala, kuiminina
The francolin feathers look best when they stand by themselves [on your head dress]. (Do not sit round idly. When you are sent to work, be quick and work well: you should not be forced to work.)
Cawamishapo ukuicitila wemwine bwino ukucila pa kupatikishiwa: Ukwimina amafuta ya pa lupi. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 101 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: