Xhosa

The vision of our department is to provide an opportunity for learners to learn, speak and write Xhosa. We thus encourage learners to take up Xhosa as a subject as it will put them in an advantageous position in terms of jobs and language skills in the future. Learners must not only learn the language but also practice speaking it, especially when confronted with situations where they can use it. Starting a conversation with someone who speaks Xhosa serves as good practice and you will learn more.

We also hope that there will be a time when every boy who goes through Wynberg Boys’ High School will have done Xhosa up to at least Grade 9 level.

In the upper grades, learners will be equipped with various skills associated with speaking, writing and reading material in Xhosa. Vocabulary is increased and the ability to create more complex sentences is also learnt through grammar.