Beginner's Shona (ChiShona) with Online Audio
Learn Shona with this complete course, now with free audio download!
Spoken by over 10 million people worldwide, Shona (also known as ChiShona) is an official language of Zimbabwe. It is also spoken in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia. It is one of the most widely spoken Bantu languages and its writing system was codified during the early 20th century.
Ideal for those new to Shona, learning at home or in the classroom, Beginner’s Shona (ChiShona) with Online Audio includes:
- An introductory section on the geography, climate, economy, arts, culture and history of Zimbabwe, including an extensive section on “Everyday Life” that will be useful to visitors
- Twelve carefully-paced units, each one opening with a dialogue about an everyday topic followed by vocabulary, expressions, grammar lessons, and exercises
- Answer key to the exercises
- Shona-English glossary
- Online MP3 audio files for free download featuring pronunciation by native speakers
Aquilina Mawadza holds a Ph.D. in Media and Migration Studies and an M.A. in Languages and Communications from the University of Florida, where she also taught Shona. She is the author of Shona-English/ English-Shona Dictionary & Phrasebook and series editor for African language phrasebooks published by Hippocrene Books. She resides in Cape Town, South Africa.