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    Message. Interact.
    Learn a language.

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    You, a Real Tutor & Uthini Bot
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How It Works

You message people every day. Now learn a language the same way.

1. Schedule

You can schedule lessons whenever it suits you, wherever you are

2. Match

We connect you to a human tutor and a digital chatbot assistant

3. Bite-sized lessons

From just 15 minutes a day. Curriculum through conversation - voice notes, images, videos & text

4. Interact

Chat to a real human tutor and get real-time feedback on your voice note and text responses

What makes us unique


Our tutors are ordinary mother tongue speakers

Human and bot in tandem

Chatbot assistant provides content, structure & quality control - humans do the rest

Media-rich interaction

Voice notes, videos, images, texts & GIFs - we use them all

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isiXhosa, isiZulu, English

Want to learn?

Here's where we are in our development and how you can get involved

To prove the concept, we ran a pilot in January 2017 - 95 students and 11 tutors learning and teaching isiXhosa basics, all via their smartphones. This was a great success - thank you to everyone who participated!

Our next steps have been to take the lessons learnt from this and build something even better, which allows more people to learn and teach more languages more easily and effectively.

Please sign up to our mailing list so we can keep you updated and let you know when the next stage is ready.

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Uthini in Action

See the video for our isiXhosa basics pilot in January 2017


Contact us or follow us on social media to learn more about what we do

isiXhosa and isiZulu courses under development

Mayfair Block C
Century Way, Century City
Cape Town, Western Cape 7441