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

Citsiru cili ndi mwini.
A mad person has a parent too.
(Everybody is dear to his/her mother do not attack him, someone will stand up for him. Show respect.)
Proverb No 148 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Kolwe ashilabengwa enda napunama.
The monkey that has never been caught walks with its head in the air. (One gets wiser after a fall.)
Umuntu uushilaponena mu bwafya teshiba ukuisunga. E pamo nelyakutiila umwaice ekalisha ilyo anya. Umwaice uwangala ne sembe akaliposa nga lyamukoma. Umwaice ushilafimbilwa atobelatobela fye. Umuntu nga akulwapo elyo eshiba imyendele isuma. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 688 collected by Frank Carey
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Language & Culture Courses 2017

Intensive courses Chinyanja and Chibemba

10 weeks

Dates: 21 August - 27 October 2017.

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

Fees: 3500 kwacha. Course materials: 500 Kwacha. Subject to revision.

Possibilities of accommodation: inquire from

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.


Welcome to Zambia Programme (two weeks)

Dates: to be arranged upon inquiry

Teaching 09:00 - 12:30 every day, Monday to Friday, with possibilities to have teaching sessions in the afternoon.

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:

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