The Harare School of Shona

We teach Shona online to foreigners and the Zimbabwean Diaspora from 42$ | 39€

Why study Shona online at the Harare School?

1-on-1 private live lessons with native teachers who speak English

You can schedule your lessons at your convenience using our booking platform

Affordable programs with a money-back guarantee and cancel-anytime policy

Structured and consistent curriculum with workbooks and printed learning materials included*

Overview of the lessons – from 0 to fluency

Who enrolls in the Shona Proficiency programs?

Children (6-18 years)

We teach the children of Zimbabweans living in the diaspora using a curriculum adapted to their age.

The curriculum includes : reading, listening, speaking and writing lessons. In addition, children are encouraged to speak Shona at home with their parents or in class with other children.

Zimbabwean diaspora

2nd and 3rd generation immigrants born in the Zimbabwean diaspora suffers from not being able to communicate in the language of their parents. Often when they want to learn Shona, they sometimes face mockery and other form of emotional abuse that lead to discouragement and abandonment. We understand their needs and we are equipped to satisfy them based on our successful experience.


Whether you want to learn Shona to communicate with your spouse or in-laws; or you are doing business in Zimbabwe and work with Zimbabweans; or simply out of a spirit of discovery and curiosity, we can help you !

We have a long experience teaching foreigners online.

How the online school works ?

Experienced teachers

All our teachers are trilingual in Shona, French and English. They teach Shona in the language you are he most comfortable with.

They are specifically trained to make Shona easier to understand for foreigners and Zimbabwean diaspora. 90% of our teachers are published authors.

Online Learning platform

Our learning platform Amasomo gives you access to more than 200 hours of pre-recorded lessons in video, audio and digital book formats. When you join the program you have access to the platform 24/7.

Structured curriculum

We created a special curriculum with specific lessons for teaching foreigners, Zimbabwean diaspora and children with a focus on grammar, spelling, syntax of the Shona language online.

Having a clear curriculum make it easier for our students to achieve their goals in Shona.

Books & Learning materials

We publish Shona learning material and books distributed globally. Our books are the basis of our programs and cover a wide range of topics.

  • Shona for foreigners
  • Verbs in Shona
  • Learn Shona with images

Engaging Lessons

Our lessons are designed to last between 40-60 minutes and can be booked from Monday to Sunday from 7.00 AM – 10/11.00 PM.

  • Type A are mostly grammar, conjugation and theoritical lessons needed to understand every aspect of Shona
  • Type B are Practical lessons designed to revise by doing online exercises
  • Type C are Communication/Conversation sessions in which the student practice Shona in various real life situations.

Practical exercises

We use an online quiz and examination system to assess your progress and ensure that you stay on track. The quiz and exercise’s platform allows you to self-yourself.

You can practice your Shona both in-class and outside, with the teacher or alone, with your friends or family from anywhere and at any time.

What are our students are saying ?

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Iliza, Canada

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Johan, Belgium

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Igor, Canada

Testimonial : Learning Kinyarwanda in Spain

Aristote, Spain

Choose your learning plan

4 Hours Lessons

money back guarantee – 5 days

42 $ | 39 € monthly

perfect for busy schedules

1 hour lesson per week in small group (up to 4 people) during the week-end

  • Small group lessons
  • taught in English by native teachers
  • Lessons during the week-ends
  • 8 slots available Saturday and Sunday (Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night)
  • Learning materials include audios, texts, videos and online exercises
  • Level at the end of the program : B1 “Advanced/Strong”

7 Hours Lessons

money back guarantee – 7 days

79 $ | 73€ monthly

perfect for adult learners in need of flexibility

1-to-1 private lessons adapted to your busy schedule all week

  • Private 1-to-1 lessons
  • Dedicated teacher
  • Lessons at the time you want within the working hours : Tuesday to Sunday between 11.00 AM and 10.00 PM


  • NEW! Certificate of Completion in Shona
  • Level at the end of the program : B1 “Advanced/Strong” -B2 “Advanced/Fluent”
  • Average completion timeframe : 12 months


  • All the learning materials available in audio, text, video formats
  • Online exercises + corrections provided

Unlimited Lessons

money back guarantee – 10 days

139 $ | 127 € monthly

perfect quick results with all tools & learning materials including books

Unlimited 1-to-1 private lessons to progress faster and better with a dedicated teacher based on your own schedule

  • Private 1-to-1 lessons
  • Dedicated teacher
  • NEW! As many lessons as you want
  • NEW! Lessons at the time you want
  • Delivered 7/7 – Monday to Sunday between 8.00 AM and 11.59 PM


  • NEW! Certificate of Proficiency in Shona
  • Level at the end of the program : B2 “Advanced/Fluent”
  • Average completion timeframe : 6-7 months


  • All the learning materials available in audio, text, video and slide formats
  • NEW! Downloadable lesson slides


  • NEW! FREE 4 books included
  • NEW! FREE 4 hours virtual assistance in Shona

Start your learning journey today!

Contact us for any questions