Chichewa Challenge 2021

Would you like to learn one of Malawi's most spoken languages but don't know where to start? Sign up for our seven week course today!

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The Scotland Malawi Partnership is excited to share the details of our 2021 online Chichewa language lessons.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or feel you need to brush up your Chichewa, we’re keen to help Members improve their language skills.

We have twenty places available for a seven-part online course running every Tuesday at 7pm from 1st June to 13th July. We anticipate that places will go quickly so we encourage you to book asap to avoid disappointment. Don't worry if you think you may miss a lesson or two, as each session will be recorded and shared privately with the class afterwards.


These courses are perfect for those visiting Malawi (when able to do so) as they include not just Chichewa training but also really useful and insightful information and discussions around Malawian culture, all in a relaxed and friendly environment. They are led by the brilliant Enock Bamusi and Sarah Niven – a great Malawi-Scotland team in action!

This seven-part course is being offered at the rate of just £30 for SMP Members and £60 for non-Members. We are also excited to announce that this is the first time under 18s will be able to join the course, and a special rate of only £15 is available to our Youth Members (aged 14-24).

And if you’re signing up, don’t forget to shout about it on social media, encouraging others to join you using #ChichewaChallenge, tagging @ScotlandMalawi.

If you have any questions about the lessons, simply drop us an email to info@scotland-malawipartnership.org. We are also aware that some may be unable to attend on the dates scheduled, interested in more advanced lessons or would prefer to learn Chitumbuka, another of Malawi's most prominent languages. If this is the case, please complete the survey available here to help us develop lessons more suited to your needs.