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Sotho, Tswana, Sepedi, Zulu, Afrikaans

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Bothabile African Language Institute

Faith and perseverance is what turned this dream into reality.

Bothabile is welcoming the youngest to the eldest students who would like to add this fantastic skill to their life. People from all walks of life are welcome! A "can do" attitude, eagerness to learn to speak a new language and perseverance are the characteristics needed to take on this challenge.

Bothabile started in 2013. Born out of a life long dream to actively be part of uniting the Rainbow nation and using Nthabiseng's Talent for languages and passion for people. The vision of Bothabile is to assist South Africans in understanding each other better by being able to converse in more than their own home language. The name Bothabile is made up of Nthabiseng's surname & Thabile which means Happy.

About our classes

We've got what you need!

We offer a range of classes, from Beginner to Intermediate.

Bothabile has a classroom that can take up to 12 students at a time but the maximum will be 10 students. Classes will be conducted in a fun and interactive way where team work will make out a big part of your unique learning experience.

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Our classes

Small classes

Our classes are limited to 10 people per lesson.

Tuition Fee

Class Fee R600 per month
Registration Fee R600.00

All fees and registration fees must be paid upfront and in full before commencement of classes.


Classes are to be attended in Lyttleton, Centurion.

Where we are


We do travel outside of Centurion to you.

Corporate Offerings
Minimum of 8 delegates required.


We do online classes via Zoom.

Learning a new language

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela

The advantages of learning to speak a new language are endless. It will give you the competitive advantage and connect you with people on a whole new level. Whether you are looking at Sotho, Tswana, Afrikaans or Zulu we can assist. When learning a new language it is very important to practice, practice, practice your new skill.

Class times


Mondays to Saturdays


Mondays to Thursdays


Mondays to Thursdays


No classes on public holidays or during school holidays.

Which languages







Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Zulu, Afrikaans...

Sotho group of languages - Sotho, Tswana, Sepedi - spoken in Gauteng - Pretoria, North-West, Limpopo, Free State, Northern Cape, Lesotho and Botswana.

Nguni group languages - Zulu, Ndebele, Xhosa and Siswati - spoken in parts of Gauteng - Johannesburg, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Swaziland.

We make provision for the whole family. You and your whole family can experience and share in acquiring a new skill.

Quick facts

Offical language

We train the 3 main language groups in South Africa

Connecting people

Multi-linguists become bridge builders in the society

Local exposure

We featured in the local news paper

Touching hearts

When you speak to someone in their language, you speak to their hearts

Doing business with business

Social cohesion is a process of building shared values and communities of interpretation, reducing disparities in wealth and income, and generally enabling people to have a sense that they are engaged in a common enterprise.

We can offer our classes at your office for the delegates interested in broadening their language horizons. Enable people in the work place to better understand and value each other's cultures and as individuals.

How language can assist in the corporate environment


Building shared values and communities of interpretation


Enabling people to have a sense that they are engaged in a common enterprise


Alters the socially ascribed social status of their parents into a socially achieved status for themselves


Openness to differences among people, cultures and perspectives

Study packages

Thanks so much for your interest

Our Self-study packages are carefully and passionately put together with you in mind! These packages are designed for those who have a busy lifestyle and can not attend class online or in person.

In your Self-study package the following is included:

  • 1 x Learner guide
  • 1 x Worksheet book
  • 1 x Answer sheet book
  • Audio recordings according to learner guide

Self study courses

What our students have to say

Some of our testimonials

Let's Get In Touch!

Ready to start learning a new language with us? That's great! Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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