Zulu Lessons for South Africans
Click here if you are a South African interested in learning isiZulu!
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Why choose Fluentella as your next language partner?
- Anton Tait
December 1, 2019Nicole Bowes
Thanks to Fluentella I am now able to learn Portuguese and can chat with my boyfriends family in a language they understand! The lessons are fun, my teacher Daniel is awesome and it’s curated around my interests and set at a time that is convenient for me. If you want to learn a new language, Fluentella will definitely help!!!!!
March 2, 2020
- Eben Genis
Thanks for the great Portugese language lesson! Online, organised, very professional! I was a bit nervous to attempt a language I have no experience with, but Daniel, the instructor, personalised the learning experience, and made me feel at ease and ready to learn immediately. I was very impressed by his knowledge about the history and economy of Brazil - (I had a lot of questions!). If you're looking for an immersive, tailor-made language learning experience, you cannot go wrong with these guys. Thanks again!
August 9, 2020Bernice Drake
I've completely fallen in love with the French language! Julie is an incredible teacher, I really look forward to our online classes and I'm seriously surprised at home much I've learnt in such a short time! After only 5 classes, I'm (almost) able to count to 20 (there are a few sneaky little challenging numbers in-between), I can sing the French alphabet 🙂 I know months of the year, how to introduce myself, my age and profession and so much more... I would Absolutely recommend Fluentella!
May 7, 2020
- P.E. Beyers
Goeie dag liewe review-leser! 😉 Hoop dit gaan goed 😄😀😀 'n Nuwe taal is soos 'n bonus-wêreld wat oopmaak - 'n uitnodiging om interaksies in konneksies te omskep. Nana, van Fluentella, leer my om Zulu te praat en afgesien van haar uitstekende lesse is ons gesprekke vir my 'n weeklikse highlight. No jokes. Fluentella, dankie vir die voorstel aan 'n awesome nuwe vriend! 🌠 Nana is 'n super positiewe gees met 'n great sin vir humor en 'n oop hart. Helfte van die tyd lag ons, dan besef ek daarna wat ek als geleer het ⚡🚀 As dit by tegnologie kom, beskou ek nie myself as besonders begaafd nie, maar hierdie online Skype-tipe-jol werk actually super maklik. Kies die taal van jou keuse en voed jou lewe met groter konneksie - ek kan amper sweer dit dra by tot 'n beter wêreld 🙌🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏽 In 'n tyd van Corona-isolasie, upskill jouself tuis 💪 Volgende keer groet ons mekaar in Zulu 😉 Sala Kahle! 💚
March 20, 2020Ilze Tait
My daughter Emma had her first online Korean lesson with Taeyoung last week. Emma had fun while learning a few Korean phrases with her new teacher. Taeyoung was patient and added some elements to her lesson that suprised and interested Emma, like Peppa Pig and other props. I also liked the report that was sent after the lesson.
February 26, 2019Huhu Liu
Marie真的是很好的老師，讓人不自覺喜歡英文，推薦一定要找她上課！ Marie is the best teacher I have even seen. She is not only my teacher, but also is my friend. When I had my first online English class with her, I felt so comfortable the whole time. I couldn’t believe I could speak English like that before meeting her. She has a special magic that helps people communicate in English naturally. She always encouraged me to believe I can do it, and helped me to improve my English level. Even better, when I was upset, she always listened to my problems and gave me advice. Because of the above reasons, if my friends want to study English I’ll recommend Marie first. I am so lucky to have met her.
February 10, 2019
- Cintaine Schutte
Learning isiZulu with Fluentella and my teacher is the highlight of my day! With each lesson I feel more confident and eager to know more. My curiosity and questions is never too much for Nana. She pours so much love, attention and discipline into each lesson. Can't wait to explore this beautiful language more and more! Thank you Fluentella for opening up a whole new world for me ♥️🙏 #isizulu #nanaforthewin #fluentella
April 18, 2020Jan-Louis Venter
Learning a new language is a fun experience, especially with the great group of Teachers at Fluentella.
December 15, 2019Shaye B Hopkins
Me estoy divirtiendo mucho! We are onto sentences people and I am loving it! I’ve been working with Monica from Fluentella for the last two weeks and it has been my saving grace. Not only is learning Spanish keeping my brain active and helping to improve my diction and listening skills, but it’s been so lovely interacting and learning through conversation. It’s so exciting to think in the future I’ll be able to not only travel and speak the native language, but also have a fluent conversation with the Barbershop boys downstairs. Even if I do get my vosotros and vosotras confused🤪 Luckily, Monica is extremely patient and makes lessons fun and relevant!
April 3, 2020
- Joel Fredette
I completed my second Mandarin lesson this morning and I’m really enjoying them. Learning to speak a new language can be intimidating however thanks to Sophie, I feel like I’m getting somewhere and I’m keen to learn more. She keeps it simple and fun while using examples of conversations that people would encounter daily or need to use while visiting Mandarin speaking areas like a simple greeting, hailing a taxi or asking for directions. I didn’t know what expect before starting with Fluentella, however with their approach to teaching I’m definitely feeling more confident with each lesson. Joel Fredette
February 18, 2020Tom Foth
Today’s lesson was fantastic, Marie made it very simple and easy to follow. She was very patient and steered me in the right direction. I learned in the Afrikaans language that the word that follows a pronoun stays the same weather its plural or singular i.e. ek is, jy is, ons is. I was taught the vowel sounds and learned my likes and dislikes and the basic pronunciation of Afrikaans. I feel like there is a benefit being Scottish while learning Afrikaans, because I already pronounce certain words like “loch” and “och” it makes it easier to pronounce that throaty G sound, it is also an advantage being able to roll your r's. I never knew I could do that. I’ve been wanting to learn Afrikaans for years so I can talk to my partners friends and family, but I’ve always worried about sounding silly or it being too difficult to grasp. Marie at Fluentella has really made it simple and has given me confidence to go on and use what I have learned. Ek hou van Fluentella.
May 18, 2020Lené Pienaar
Ek is mal oor my Spaanse lesse!! Monica, die spaanse juffrou is baie oulik, baie snaaks en sy maak die lesse baie persoonlik wat baie lekker is. Mens leer dinge wat jy gewoonlik sou wou sê in jou huistaal eerste wat dit baie maklik maar om ook gedurende die dag dit weer te oefen! Sy daag my elke week uit met nuwe leer materiaal en die manier wat sy klas gee laat mens veilig voel om te oefen en foute te maak en daaruit te leer!
January 24, 2020
- Franklin Groenewald
Just finished my 2nd Spanish Lesson with Monica today and i was surprised of how much i still remembered after taking a 3 week break!! (due to covid) But im glad I'm back and is eager to learn more next week!!
June 12, 2020Alan Michieli
I had my 2nd Portuguese class with Daniel this week!! I learned how "TO BE" myself Portuguese Style 😉 It was fun and easy to understand. Daniel was really receptive to my many questions and made sure I understood things before moving on. I am really looking forward to the 3rd class 😄
December 6, 2019
- Chris Ansell
Only 2 sessions in and I'm already learning a TON! Monica has been helping me learn Spanish and is so easy to work with. Her ability to communicate the lessons effectively makes learning another language fun. I live in Los Angeles and becoming fluent (en espaniol) will certainly open up a world of opportunities for my business. Thank you!
October 6, 2019Jacqueline Day
My 10 year old boy had his second Afrikaans class with Teacher Marie. Teacher Marie is fantastic and the class is fun while informative at the same time. Zack can literally not wait for his next class. A first for me! Can highly recommend Fluentella to any one who wants to learn a new language!
April 7, 2020Víctor Vaca Rivadeneyra
Tuve mi primer experiencia en clases de Portugués y fue muy divertido en donde aprendí muchas palabras en Portugués en apenas mi primera clase. Daniel es un excelente profesor.. Recomiendo Fluntella a todos mis amigos de Facebook que quieran estudiar Inglés, Portugués, Mandarín y Koreano en línea
August 30, 2019
- Sonja Malan de Beer
Fluentella is a fantastic medium for people to further their education. My husband and I have decided to learn Mandarin. Fluentella has made learning quite convenient as we take the classes from the comfort of our home. Our teacher Sophie, has been very nice and patient with her two new middle aged students.
November 14, 2019
Head English and Afrikaans Teacher
Marie is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has taught English as a second language in a variety of settings, including a kindergarten, after school language academy (in South Korea) and at a world-famous language school for adults in her hometown. She is able to help students of all ages and levels. She can help you or your child with English grammar, British or American pronunciation or any type of English test preparation. She especially enjoys Business English and IELTS preparation. She has nine years teaching experience with all ages, levels and many nationalities.
Hello, my name is Kelsey. I am from the United States, currently living in Washington. In 2014 I graded with a Bachelors in Arts. The following year I spent teaching English as second language to both first and secondary school students. Most recently these past three years I have tutored ESL students individually as opposed to the large classrooms I encountered my first-year teaching. Watching students improve their skills and learn to grow makes teach the most rewarding job. It is a joy to see my students make progress and come to class with an enthusiasm to learn.
English Teacher and Head isiZulu Teacher
Hi! My name is Nana Giyose. I am from Durban, South Africa, and fluent in English as well as Isi-Zulu. I am a 3rd year Music and Performance Study major at the University of KZN who is passionate about teaching. I opened a Pre-School in 2012 focusing on early childhood development; which ignited my love for languages. I am TEFL/TESL certified and enjoy facilitating growth in all my students. hat kind of lessons you need to achieve your goals.
Helena is from Cape Town, South Africa. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Drama from Stellenbosch University in 2007 and is also TEFL qualified. Helena has been teaching for three years. She spent two years teaching in South Korea as a classroom teacher at an English Academy and has been teaching students of all ages and levels online for the last year.
Head Mandarin Teacher
Sophie Zhang is from Liaoning Province in northern China. She earned her masters degree in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Xihua University in 2013. She is currently a classroom English teacher and online Mandarin Teacher. She has her own English classroom in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. Sophie adores teaching both English and Mandarin. She prefers making her own lessons depending on the needs and level of each student. Online Mandarin learning is great fun and very challenging. Let Sophie help you or your child learn Mandarin in her exciting and interactive online classroom!
Head Spanish Teacher
Teaching has always been my passion and not my job. Over the last 14 years, I have taught a wide variety of age -groups, and levels, but my commitment has been always aimed at maximizing every student’s performance and making the learning process less challenging and more enjoyable.
Therefore, my students learn how to perform in the four skills through a wide range of dynamic activities related to everyday situations and not through infinite doses of theory and memorization. I strongly believe in teaching as a tool to create and innovate, being my main goal, to offer a meaningful experience over the journey in which learning happens inadvertently.
Head Portuguese Teacher
Hi, everyone! My name is Daniel, I am originally from Brazil. When I was 16, I moved to China for four and a half years. I have an AA in Economics from the US and a B.A. in Accounting from a university in Brazil. I love to teach, especially kids because I love to see how they develop. I’ve taught Mathematics, Physics, Portuguese and English for the past 11 years and I love a new challenge. I am great at playing video games and use games in my lessons to help students enjoy learning even more!
No matter your age or level, the teachers at Fluentella are here to help you.
We offer a variety of language lessons to suit your specific needs.
Why do people study English?
- it will make you more desirable to future employers
- it allows you to enjoy popular culture (like movies and music) more
- it could give you access to the world’s best universities
- it will make your time spent abroad much more enjoyable and less confusing
- it allows you to communicate with most people as it is a common second language
Why do people study Mandarin?
- it is easier than you think- no tenses, no genders, simple grammar!
- it is spoken by more than a billion people
- it will give you a huge advantage if you need to get into the Chinese job market
- it will enrich your understanding of China’s fascinating culture and history
- it will lower communication barriers between yourself and your Chinese coworkers
Why do people study Spanish?
- you could retire overseas or volunteer and help those in need
- it allows you to travel to 20 Spanish speaking countries with ease
- understand and listen to conversations you normally wouldn’t be able to
- Spanish is spoken by 450 million people worldwide
- learning Spanish actually helps your English
Why do people study isiZulu?
- IsiZulu is spoken as a first language by more than ten million people and as a second language by 16 million people in South Africa.
- It is part of the Nguni subgroup of the Bantu language. It is South Africa’s most widely spoken language. Many Zulus also speak several of South Africa’s eleven other official languages including English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Shangaan, and Sesotho.
- It is understood by people from Cape Town to Zimbabwe.
- The Zulu Kingdom was very important in South African history during the 1800s and 1900s. Today the Zulu people are the largest ethnic group in South Africa.
- IsiZulu has had an enormous influence on South African English. Many words have found their way into South African English, such as “donga,” for ditch, “induna,” for chief of leader, and many more.
Why do people study Afrikaans?
- Afrikaans is a simplified version of Dutch with influences from other African languages as well as Malay and Portuguese.
- many language learners consider it one of the easiest languages
- many animal names are actually Afrikaans- like meerkat, aardvark, and wildebeest
- you’ll meet other Afrikaans speakers abroad. Many Western countries have Afrikaans speaking expat communities
Why do people study Portuguese?
- there are over 236 million Portuguese speakers in the world, including a massive 222 million native speakers
- Portugal’s history of exploration brought together food, culture, and products from around the world, so Portuguese-speaking regions tend to have intriguing cultures. Portuguese speaking countries are known for their vibrant cultures – music, parades, carnivals, historical sites, dance, and art
- Being fluent in the language means that you will have less competition for jobs in all sectors if you focus on learning Portuguese
- Portuguese is the fifth most common language on the Web
Your questions answered
What age can my child start at Fluentella?
We cater to kids aged 5-17, no matter their level. If your child is older than 5, but you feel he/she is too young, please try our first free lesson to see how it goes before you commit. No problem!
Should I sit with my child?
Online learning might seem daunting, but there’s nothing to it! For your child’s first lesson, we recommend that you stay close to him / her to assist if any technical or connection issues arise. After the initial lesson, it would benefit the child to study or talk to the teacher in the absence of parents or other family members, as this develops language acquisition immensely.
Can I contact Fluentella?
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Are there books, tests or homework involved?
A weekly report will be sent to you after each lesson, no matter if the student is a child or an adult. Along with this weekly report, we will send you the links to the games, quizzes and activities we did during the lesson, so you or your child can practice in your free time to maximize the language exposure. Fluentella does not use books during the lessons, everything is digital and shared from the teacher’s computer to yours.
How can I schedule lessons?
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What do students need to do before a lesson?
Fluentella will send you a reminder email an hour before your lesson is scheduled to start. In this email you will find the link to your teacher’s online classroom. Click on the link at the time your lesson starts to see your teacher and start studying!
It is extremely important to ensure that you have a stable internet connection (with an upload and download speed of at least 1.5 Mbps) and any device like a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone with a webcam and speakers or headphones. These elements are absolutely essential for communication with your online teacher. We don’t want you to experience technical difficulties like losing the connection and poor audio and video quality.
How long are the lessons at Fluentella?
Kids between 5-9 years of age study for 25 minutes with our teachers. Older children (10-17) and adult lessons are all 50 minutes long.
How much is it?
One lesson for kids aged 5-17 = $17.50 / $35
Bundles for kids aged 5-17 = $175 / $350
Single lesson for adult aged 18 and over = $35
Bundles for adults aged 18 and over = $350
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