Learn Shona, the Bantu language spoken by nearly 80% of the people of Zimbabwe
Part of The Shona Language (Bundle)
Shona is a national language of Zimbabwe, along with Ndebele and the official business language, English. There are also clusters of Shona in Zambia, Mozambique and Botswana. Nearly 80% of people in Zimbabwe speak the Bantu language of Shona, or chiShona, so this is definitely the language to learn if you are thinking of visiting that country! Despite movement to urban areas, the traditional Shona people maintain constant contact with their rural home, viewing themselves as “sons and daughters of the soil.” It’s important to note that the Shona language is intertwined with Shona social and religious values. In addition to an everyday Shona language there is a “high” or “deep” Shona that is used in communicating with the ancestors. What’s in a name? Zimbabwe is named after Great Zimbabwe, the twelfth- to fifteenth-century stone-built capital of the Rozwi Shona dynasty. The name is thought to derive from dzimba dza mabwe (“great stone houses”) or dzimba waye (“esteemed houses”).
Are you planning a business trip to Zimbabwe or looking for a job in a Zimbabwe-based company? The most effective way to prepare yourself is with our Business Shona Online Course. This dedicated business course will teach you business-specific vocabulary so you can confidently interact with Shona-speaking clients, colleagues and conduct business in a Shona-speaking environment.
With our Shona Business Course, you can:
Benefits of Taking This Course
Why Learn Shona Online with Teach Ours?
Thanks to Teach Ours’ mobile compatibility you can access your online language courses anytime, anywhere. You’ll have lifetime access so you’ll never forget your new skills and can come back for a refresher whenever! Additionally, you will receive a certificate of completion to put on your LinkedIn and to share with current or prospective employers.