Authors: André Steenkamp, Sanet Cox and Nomfundo Mali
Sithanda isiXhosa Book 3 was written for learners in Grades 4, 5 or 6 who are learning isiXhosa as a second additional (third) language. It is recommended for learners who have had one or two years of instruction in the language. “Sithanda isiXhosa” means “we like Xhosa”, which gives a clear indication of the aim with this book: to get learners to love the language. In Book 3 the characters Bongi, Joy, Themba and Sam are used to introduce a number of communication situations. The emphasis in this book, as with the first two in the series, is on fun learning activities that will develop learners’ speaking and listening skills. Activities aimed at developing writing and reading skills are, however, also included.
Sithanda isiXhosa Book 3 is also available in Afrikaans.
The authors are lecturers in the faculty of Education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Their experience of teaching Xhosa as a third language at primary, secondary and tertiary level is brought together in this series.