How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

Folks speak English. Literacy is high. Some Shona, though, will help you win friends in Harare! - Feb 2020


English is fine. - Feb 2019


Not much. The embassy offers occasional classes in Shona. - Apr 2018


English is widely spoken. - Jul 2017


None.Excellent English spoken by nearly everyone. - Jul 2017


Most people speak excellent English but any attempt to speak basic Shona will be appreciated - Apr 2016


English is all you need, although some Americans study Shona for the enrichment. - Dec 2013


None. It's a shame Shona is not more prevalent. If you know just a few words, it goes miles. - Jul 2013


Everyone in town speaks English. Some Shona will get you a long way though. - Jun 2009


None. - Dec 2008


None, most speak English although knowing it will make life more interesting! - Sep 2008


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