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

Mako ndi mako, angacepe mwendo.
Your mother is your mother, even if she is handicapped. (litt: one leg is short).
(You know and help your mother whatever she says or does. Other may not like her, for you it is and stays your mother.)
Proverb No 455 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Mweni waingwe, ashile / akashila ingwe umulandu.
The guest of the door post left the door post with a lawsuit. (A host is responsible for all the misdeeds of his guest.)
Tacibula pamweni. Icintu conse icaluba mu mushi bafulisha umweni.
Proverb No 967 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