Ready to speak Shona?

Do you wish your little one could speak Shona? Are you frustrated that your little one seems to understand but will not speak in Shona? Are you unable to speak Shona yourself but you want your little one to learn? Then this course is great for you! Check out what's inside:

  • Sing along lessons as well as video lessons with slowly spoken Shona

  • Native language speakers who introduce words and phrases in a natural way

  • Conversational Shona with English subtitles (enable within individual videos)

  • On-demand access to content. Learn at your own pace, and repeat lessons as many times as you like.

  • Connect with your tutors in our exclusive community for our mahumbwe video sessions, for help or just to chat

  • Any further materials added will be included in your initial purchase price. No further cost to you - EVER!

  • Unlimited course access - come back again and again with no expiration

Course curriculum

    1. The Hello Song in Shona

    2. Saying good morning to a parent in Shona

    3. Casual acquaintances meet on the road

    4. Girl is looking for directions to a friends house

    5. Asking for help in a bookstore

    6. Lesson Recap

    1. The names of the parts of the body in Shona

    2. The Finger Family in Shona

    3. What is the correct name of the body part?

    4. Lesson Recap

    1. Let's explore the kitchen in Shona

    2. Let's discover the living room in Shona

    3. Names of things we find in the bedroom in Shona

    4. Things we find in the bathroom in Shona

    5. What did you see today?

    6. Lesson Recap

    1. All the days of the week in Shona

    2. Days of the Week Quiz

    3. Lesson Recap

    1. Sing along - The months of the year in Shona

    2. All about the months of the year in Shona

    3. Months of the year Quiz

    4. Lesson Recap

About this course

  • £149.99
  • 47 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Meet your instructors

Gogo Alice

Gogo Alice loves telling ngano. These are Shona folktales, and they teach life lessons as well as encourage children to be kind and responsible. Gogo is passionate about the Shona language as well as Zimbabwe.

Trymore Moyo

Trymore and his friends Eddy and Kwazi are always discovering fun things about the world around us. Trymore is naturally curious and is always looking for new things to learn. Join him in learning about the Shona language today.

Shona Mama

Who's that whizzing through the skies? It's Shona Mama! Shona Mama's superpower is learning Shona. She loves her Duramazwi (dictionary) and believes you can be a language superhero too. Learn one Shona word a day with Shona Mama and be a superhero!

Is this course right for you?

Are you fed up of the lack of child-friendly Shona material online? Wish your little one could learn while having fun? Do you want to teach your child Shona but you don't know where to start?

We've got your back! When we first started looking for Shona language kids content in 2018 we were shocked by just how little there was out there. We had dual language heritage households and we were worried that our kids would not be able to communicate with their Zimbabwean relatives. We teamed up with early years educators in Zimbabwe, as well as Gogo Alice (who worked in the Curriculum Development Unit in Zimbabwe for many years) to create Sarura Kids YouTube channel. This course is an evolution of these collaborations and it offers a foundation for natural language learning. Fun visual play sessions, simple slow speaking lessons, and tonnes of bonus materials to play and learn offline too. These are just some of the things you will find in this course.

Fast track your little one speaking Shona


  • Who is this course for?

    This course is designed for children under the age of seven or preschool age. You will find lots of repetition and play learning, as well as learning in real life situations. Older kids will also enjoy our YouTube videos on Sarura Kids channel.

  • How long are the video lessons?

    Our videos range from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. This allows you to fit them in around what suits you best, as well as your little one's concentration on the day. And if you only want to watch a bit of a video that's fine too. You can always come back to it later. You have unlimited access to the course you purchase.

  • Do you offer 1-2-1 lessons?

    Yes we do! 1-2-1 lessons are available as block bookings of 8 lessons. Email us on to arrange this. However, when you purchase 'The Ultimate Shona Learning Pack' you will be automatically added to the community. In our community we have mahumbwe playdates, also known as Circle Time. This is at no extra cost.

  • How often do you add new courses?

    We are constantly creating content. So you will find that 'The Ultimate Shona Learning Pack' will grow substantially over time. This is the core language foundation course. Once this is complete we will have a host of mini courses for purchase. We aim to produce 4 mini courses a year.

  • I am an adult who cannot speak Shona? Can I take this course too?

    While this course is designed with children in mind, it has plenty of content that makes language acquisition easy and natural. We also have subtitles and slowly spoken Shona so that you can keep up with the pace of communication. We also added really useful naturally spoken Shona so that you can integrate the basics into real life. And don't forget to check out the bonus material as you will find some important Shona language rules.

  • I am an adult who cannot speak Shona. How can I help my child to learn?

    Congratulations for taking this step to helping your little one connect with the Shona language and Zimbabwe in general. We appreciate how daunting it can be to learn a new language as an adult. But don't worry, we've added some handy helpers in all of our videos to help you. You will find subtitles in our videos. Just enable subtitles in individual videos and follow along with your little one. We will also have follow-along videos of our activity books and worksheets so that you can learn what the words look and sound like.

  • How do I access course material?

    All paid course material is available for access upon successful purchase and checkout. You will receive access for the course(s) that you pay for. Once you have signed up use your unique username and password (please keep this private to yourself) to access your student dashboard. You will see the list of course material on the left of the dashboard. You can access the different modules from the dropdown menus