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...
10 Things that set us apart

10 Things that set us apart

LinguaMites is the first trilingual preschool in South Africa, offering quality preschool education to children ages 1-5yrs in Chinese, English and isiZulu everyday. While that in itself makes us really different (as different as you can get some might say) there are...
Mandela’s Legacy at LinguaMites

Mandela’s Legacy at LinguaMites

The very DNA of our school is unique in how it brings together three completely different languages and cultures, and immerses children in all three on a daily basis. It is no secret that LinguaMites students are adaptable and comfortable moving across cultural and...
Mandarin Chinese in SA schools

Mandarin Chinese in SA schools

On March 20th 2015, the South African department of Education announced that Mandarin Chinese would now be on offer in schools as an additional subject. This announcement was met with mixed emotions across the country with many highlighting that with an already...
Should your toddler learn another language?

Should your toddler learn another language?

This was an article I wrote for the Milestones magazine February 2015 issue on the many benefits of multilingualism. Many people lament the fact that they never learnt a second or third language when they were younger. The benefits of being able to speak isiZulu,...
Changing Lives – Testimonies from our Caregivers

Changing Lives – Testimonies from our Caregivers

We stumbled into this programme almost by accident. Roughly 15 months ago we identified the need to provide South African families with resources and tools to raise bilingual children (English and isiZulu) and felt that the unique relationship between a caregiver and...
Reservations about a Trilingual Pre-school?

Reservations about a Trilingual Pre-school?

As the trilingual preschool model is still a unique one, we field many questions from parents and others in education around how and why we do what we do. However, over the course of the last 18 months since we first launched in Douglasdale, 3 important questions have...