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

Kugwiritsa fuwa la moto.
To make somebody hold a hot stone.
(Ta cheat somebody, make him wait for nothing.)
Proverb No 340 collected by Toon van Kessel
search for Chichewa proverbs

consult the Chichewa Online Dictionary (S. Paas)

Bemba Proverb Collection

Amenshi (a)yaitika, tabakusa.
Spilt water cannot be scraped up. (Whatever is said cannot be called back to secrecy. Whatever is done cannot be undone. / No use crying over spilt milk.)
Bashing'anga bondapa ubulwele tabondapa mfwa nakalya. Umuntu nga naafwa takuba nangu umo uwingamubwesha nakalya, nangu bafyashi bakwe nabobene nakalya. Ubumi cintu cimo iciyafya nga pali kapashi. Ubumi tabasungila nangu kushita mumatuuka namo iyoo. Kumfwafye ubumi fyalekana nomubili ninshi capwa, umubili wafwa. Kanshi cisuma ukusunga ubumi ilyo uli nabo, nga wabulufya ninshi calaala capwa. (1.18)
Proverb No 159 collected by Frank Carey
search for Bemba proverbs

You may reload the page for more proverbs...

Language & Culture Courses 2019

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.

Intensive Chinyanja courses

Course 1: 4 February - 29 March 2019

Course 2: 12 August - 4 October 2019

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

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

 

Intensive course Ichibemba

Date: 12 August - 4 October 2019

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 Louis Oger.

Course materials include course books, dictionaries, proverbs, handouts and audio CDs (Bemba only).

 

Welcome to Zambia Programme (5 days)

Dates: 5 - 9 August 2019

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.