Junior Preparatory |
IsiZulu was introduced at St Benedict’s College in 2015 as a first additional language. It is offered in grade 8 and 9 at present. The strategy is to continue to offer isiZulu as boys continue in their high school career. At present, boys have an option of choosing either isiZulu or Afrikaans as a first additional language.
IsiZulu is one of the main spoken African languages in South Africa and Southern Africa. Learning an African language empowers boys to be open minded individuals as they learn about the culture and belief systems and simultaneously improve their communication skills in this diverse and ‘global’ community.
Boys are taught various aspects of the language such as sentence construction, parts of speech and aspects of the culture. This is a continuation of the work learnt at the preparatory school. Boys who take isiZulu as a first additional language are encouraged to communicate in the language especially in the classroom, to read and listen to isiZulu programmes on radio and television. Assessment is done throughout the year using fun tasks, which cover the three main aspects of language namely: listening, speaking and writing. The tasks are set to be relevant to modern society and the boys’ lives.
In grade 11 and 12, boys will follow national IEB setworks.
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