Individual or group classes - our awesome tutors can take you on your own, or with friends or colleagues. Imbeko is all about connecting people and building friendships.
Ultra-flexible - you pick a day, time and venue that suits you, and we'll find a tutor who can make that time. Most classes happen in a student's home or office, and sometimes even a coffee shop.
Success! With our unique curriculum and methodology, we guarantee you'll be able to speak conversational isiXhosa or isiZulu if you attend all your sessions and do your homework.
What people are saying...
I am a tutor at Imbeko because I love isiXhosa which is my home language, and I love helping others learn and discover the beauty of it Chumani Mtshixa
Thursday is isiXhosa night! Love being able to greet in someone's home language. Chumani is a patient and dynamic tutor. Lessons give a good foundation to understanding the language. Helen Behm
Tutoring through Imbeko has been a wonderful experience. I have met people who are committed to what South Africa is about and not afraid to move out of their comfort zone. Ricky Pato
I believe African language learning is key for English speakers in South Africa and it is never too late! Thank you, Imbeko Team! Linda Martindale
Imbeko consists of a 12 week course, held at the home/s of members of the group, the Tutor’s home, or another convenient location. The course costs between R1 600 and R3 500, including the cost of a CD and course notes.
Learning a new language is not only a sign of respect, it’s also widely acknowledged to be one of the most powerful ways of developing your brain and delaying the onset of Alzheimers and other forms of dementia.
How it Works
Fill in the enquiry form
Specify the language you want to learn, your area, and also your group size: whether you are wanting individual lessons, or have a group already set up.
Discuss & Arrange Lessons
Once you have been matched to a trained tutor, we introduce you to your tutor and arrange a lesson schedule.
Pay for lessons securely online
Buying lessons is easy: once your group size is confirmed, pay easily online with EFT or Credit Card. Payment includes the full 12 week course and an “Everyday Phrases” CD in Xhosa or Zulu, which you will receive at your third lesson.
Take the course
Lessons can happen wherever you arrange, once a week. You will receive emailed feedback and notes after every lesson, so you can track your progress. During the course, you will also have the opportunity to purchase a Zulu or Xhosa textbook.
End it with a party
Once you and your group have completed the 12 week course, your Tutor will arrange for a social event in his/her community to end things off. We’d love you to keep having classes every few weeks with your Tutor, just to practice – you can arrange that with us!