I have a background in journalism and am presently enrolled in an online International English course after completing courses in humanities from the University of Cape Town and culinary arts from the International Hotel School.
I developed a fondness for the language isiXhosa from a young age, as I was born into it. Given the opportunity, I would be able to breathe, speak, and teach isiXhosa. I have one year of experience in teaching assistance. I believe I possess the necessary skills, such as simplicity and patience, to effectively teach people of all ages who struggle with sentence construction.
My patience works like magic in helping them understand that IsiXhosa cannot be fully translated into English. In Isixhosa, we translate in order to facilitate understanding.
One way to improve your mastery of isiXhosa is by actively listening to people who speak the language, whether through online platforms or media outlets.
To begin, it's helpful to familiarise yourself with some basic items found around the house, such as chairs, tables, windows, and various food items. Additionally, I learned about colors, people's names, and the alphabet or letters.
It's also beneficial to practice pronunciation and phonetics. Lastly, memorizing a list of commonly used words and verbs can be very useful.
I hope that my tutoring skills will be able to make a positive impact on people who are facing challenges in their studies, business initiatives, difficulties in connecting with their colleagues, and other undisclosed reasons.
While not everyone in Cape Town, South Africa, speaks isiXhoa, the language is widely understood and is one of the simplest to pick up. If you really think about it, Shona, Swahili, IsiZulu, IsiNdebele, and seSwati aren't all that distinct or hard to pick up from isiXhosa. Some terms in such languages are more known, making them simpler to learn.
In all aspects of Cape Town life, from the public realm to the private, isiXhosa is a common language. Isn't it simple to see how one might hone one's craft when you encounter groups of artists in Cape Town Gardens or at the Waterfront, singing or sharing spoken word? Well, duh!
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