Shona is one of the two principal languages of Zimbabwe, and its use extends also into adjacent areas of Mozambique. It consists of a number of dialects, but a standardized form of the language, based on the Zezuru, Manyika, and Korekore dialects, is generally used in printed materials. These dialects differ in pronunciation, but not in the underlying grammatical system. One feature of this course is the attempt to represent several different pronunciations; this course will also give the student a start in the language and it's grammar. Emphasis is placed on leading the student to assume increasing amounts of responsibility as the course progresses. 10 CDs, 517 page book.