Learning another language helps you to communicate better with people around you.
Research shows that language learning has communication and health benefits. Learning a new language trains your brain to make many connections.
When your travel, your experiences improve when you speak to people in their language.
isiZulu and Sesotho are official languages of South Africa. Sesotho is also the official language of Lesotho. chiShona is the official language of Zimbabwe and has many speakers in South Africa.
All three languages are beautiful tonal languages with poetic descriptions of everyday things.
Speaking a different language affords you greater insight to conversations, thoughts and feelings of people you converse with.
Speaking a different language gives you greater appreciation for music, arts and literature.
Rera Language School's programmes also improve social skills and self-esteem and creating connectedness with others.
10 interesting facts about African languages:
Rera Language School is the brainchild of Matsobane Sexwale. Matsobane's passion for languages stems from her personal journey in losing and regaining fluency in Sesotho, formal and informal study of 9 languages including at varied stages of her life - Sesotho, chiShona, isiZulu, SiSwati, English, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch and German. Matsobane's interest in languages and African languages in particular, has increased further by watching her own children navigate their language journey in English, chiShona and Sesotho. Following many years in corporate and running a management consulting practice, Matsobane changed her career focus to run her language school on a full-time basis to grow expand its client base, product and services. She is also the Sesotho teacher for Wits Language School.
She holds degrees in Psychology and a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She is currently also a student at Rera Language School to improve her proficiency in chiShona.
Outside lesson times, look for people who speak the target language you are learning whom you can talk to. Also, we encourage you to do the following:
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