Xhosa Language Acquisition

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Xhosa Language Acquisition

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Xhosa

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    At the end of this module the learner should 1. Understand the position of Xhosa relevant to the other languages in South Africa. 2. Be able to participate in elementary communicative interaction in the classroom and on campus, asking and responding to questions. 3. Have the vocabulary and grammatical competence needed in these contexts. 4. Have the reading and writing skills needed in the learning and communication processes.
    Greetings,Getting acquainted.Weather, health, studies, classroom activities.Family, including kinship terms and identification of people. Commands, requests and suggestions.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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