Chichewa Lessons for Expatriates in Malawi

One-on-one Chichewa lessons or semi-private intensive Chichewa classes. It’s our goal to make you comfortable speaking Chichewa

Learn The Chichewa You Need To Thrive In Malawi

When living in Malawi, the Chichewa you need to make life run smoothly is quite different from the textbook Chichewa. With our personalized Chichewa lessons, you can learn to converse confidently with locals, handle administrative transactions, dive deep into Malawian culture and simply begin to feel at home.

Private Chichewa Lessons

Our one-on-one Chichewa lessons for expats in Malawi are fully customized, each designed with your personal language learning goals in mind. Whether you want to take a few lessons to refresh existing skills, or develop a long-term Chichewa course aimed at fluency, our experienced Chichewa teachers are committed to helping you hit your linguistic targets.

Among other things, our personalized Chichewa lessons can help you:​

  • Learn to speak confidently with landlords, neighbors and in-laws

  • Understand and navigate Chichewa bureaucracy, from forms to meetings

  • Converse fluidly on specific topics relevant to your life

  • Prepare for Chichewa job interviews

  • See Malawi with the eyes of a local

  • Practice everyday situations outside the classroom with your teacher

These private lessons take place entirely at your convenience. We’ll come to your office or home, or you can come to one of our classrooms.

Even better, you can even have lessons at your favorite spot in Lilongwe: a cozy café, while shopping at one of Malawi’s famed markets.  After all, if you’re going to take Chichewa lessons in Malawi, what better way to learn than in real-life settings?

Small Private Group Chichewa Lessons (2-5 People)

Our small private group classes are perfect for colleagues, families, couples, and friends looking to learn Chichewa together in an intimate setting. ​ We will help your group develop their business, social and specific Chichewa that you need.​ If your intended group has differing levels of Chichewa, have no worries. We are experienced in handling the varied needs of everyone in the group whatever their backgrounds.​

Micro-Group Intensive Chichewa Classes​

Prefer to take lessons in an intimate group setting? We’ve got that covered too.

Our micro-group intensive Chichewa lessons for Expats in Malawi focus on the development of oral skills in social and practical environments. They are designed for students who want to improve their understanding and speaking abilities through interactive experiences.

During class, you will rapidly improve your communication skills in a variety of everyday situations. You will work on grammar and vocabulary on a given theme, as well as polish your pronunciation while doing real-life exercises. We use innovative education materials, including videos and e-learning, to maximize your exposure to the language and help you progress efficiently and rapidly.

Class size is limited to a maximum of 6 students. You can create a small group class with family members, fellow expats or colleagues, or we can put one together for you. Differing levels of Chichewa in the group is not of concern. We are skilled at handling the varied linguistic needs of each individual in the group while making the class a beneficial experience for all.

Additional Services

Helpstars Malawi staff is fluent English and we offer administrative services as needed. We can help you with translating Chichewa forms, documents, applications, resumes and other writings.

Helpstars Malawi staff is fluent English and we offer administrative services as needed. We can help you with translating Chichewa forms, documents, applications, resumes and other writings.


…Whenever you like

For private lessons: 7 days a week between 7am- 9pm, weekends and public holidays included.


For Micro Group classes : Monday through Friday, starting at 9.15am each morning and finishing at either 10:45pm or 12:45pm. 

… As often as you like

From a single week of lessons to an ongoing program, we can accommodate you. You may also choose to create a program that combines both one-on-one Chichewa lessons and intensive weekly micro-group. It’s up to you.

…Wherever you like

For private lessons and Micro Group classes : Your home, workplace, our school room or anywhere you wish in Malawi.


Helpstars Malawi
Laws Avenue, area 3 
Lilongwe, Malawi

P: +265991046203



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