ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Online Resources

Interesting articles on language acquisition, what parents can do at home to facilitate Zulu learning, and research that supports teaching children language in the early years. 

Do hard things

Do hard things

Many have tried, unsuccessfully, to climb the mountain of learning a new language. While in theory, we can all agree on the value and have great intentions, there seem to be major stumbling blocks working against us. Perhaps understanding what some of those stumbling...

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Understanding the ZuluMites Methodology

Understanding the ZuluMites Methodology

We are often asked why our ZuluMites teachers only speak Zulu to the children. Through both extensive research, and based on our own experience, we know that a complete immersion in the target language to be the most effective way to learn language for the following...

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Helping schools with second-language kids

Helping schools with second-language kids

I’ve been called on recently by a preschool in Johannesburg to assist with the growing number of Chinese nationals now filling this upmarket Sandton School; resulting in discipline issues and constant disruptions from these children who do not yet understand English...

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Making isiZulu Important

Making isiZulu Important

We all know that there is great value in ensuring our children grow up speaking isiZulu. Schools know it, families know it, yet why are we not getting this right? We run many programmes and services that encourage families and young children to learn isiZulu in a fun,...

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Benefits of Family Learning

Benefits of Family Learning

Families are a wondrous thing – they are all unique, a safe space for growing and experiencing life’s major lessons, full of love, forgiveness and the chaos of life, and littered with special moments of real connection and joy. I sincerely believe that families, not...

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Conversational? Really?

Conversational? Really?

“I just want to be conversational” is a phrase we hear a lot when it comes to language learning. The just in this sentence implies that to get conversational is easy, and requires a shorter time commitment. But I want you to know there is no logic to this statement,...

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How Parents can assist with isiZulu Learning

How Parents can assist with isiZulu Learning

Motivation for learning any language and specifically isiZulu is unique to every family; but in the South African context, we can all agree on the vast social, cultural, historical and practical benefits to speaking this language. isiZulu is spoken by more than 20% of...

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