A Zulu Second Language Course for Young Beginners


Ninjani is a second language Zulu course aimed at young learners. Ninjani introduces the young learner to useful language functions and vocabulary while stimulating interest in the learning of the language with fun activities.

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There is a strong emphasis on oral activities as well as aural activities. Role play is a fundamental aspect of the course. Language functions that are covered include greetings, asking after health, saying goodbye, asking what someone is doing and where they are going. A number of songs and rhymes are included as part of the activities and are available via an audio file too.

A CD of the conversations from this book is also available for purchase. This book is available for purchase at The KZNSA, Durban

Key Information

Themes covered include daily activities, school and related activities, the shop and animals. Games and worksheets are provided to stimulate interest.

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About the Creators

The Author

Beverley Muller is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu Natal (BA. Hon, M.A, B. Soc Science, U.E.D) and the University of Paul Valery in Montpellier, France (Diploma in the teaching of French as a foreign language). She has taught languages in KwaZulu Natal schools and lectured in Zulu full time at the University of KwaZulu Natal (Durban). She is the co-author of the Sanibona, Khuluma and Ninjani Zulu courses.

The Editor

Sihawukele Ngubane (B.A Hons. University of Zululand, M.A, PHD. University of KwaZulu Natal) is a lecturer at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban Campus, in the department of Zulu Language and Literature. He is the co-author of Khuluma Ninjani Zulu courses. He translated the constitution of South Africa into Zulu.


Gill Andrew is a graduate of the fine arts department of the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. She works a freelance Illustrator in Durban for The Original Art Company

Moira Sessions, did the layout and DTP for the book.

Author Bev Muller


A Zulu Second Language Course for Young Beginners

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