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

Kuika mkute ndi kukhuta/ndikupangana.
To have leftovers means you had enough/ you have to agree
(You cannot put away leftovers if people are still hungry. In judging a case, it is not enough to have only one who convicts the guilty one, all have to feel that this one is guilty.)
Proverb No 341 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Icalo masamba yanshiku
The world (can be compared with) the evenings of days. (We have here no abiding city. Don't set your heart on worldly things.)
Ifyacalo tee fya kukonkelela kuti wanakakofye, pantu fyalifulisha. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 356 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