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...
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,...
Why choose (Mandarin) Chinese?

Why choose (Mandarin) Chinese?

By far one of the most common questions we get asked when people find out our children are learning (Mandarin) Chinese at preschool, is ‘why?’ It seems to be one of the many polarizing subjects in our country at the moment, one group of people firmly planted in the...
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...
What Parents are saying about us and the way we do things!

What Parents are saying about us and the way we do things!

ZuluMites Activity Programmes Zulumites has provided my children with a wonderfully relaxed and fun environment in which to pick up the Zulu language. The lessons are structured, but he children feel like they are playing! A perfect environment for learning! The small...
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...
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...