Children and adolescents learn language almost as easily as they learn to walk. Their rapidly developing little brains absorb words and concepts like sponges. However, adults experience considerably more difficulty learning a second or third language because they have trouble thinking and composing in their “other” language; they typically must translate before they speak or write. Sotho adult classes make the process of learning the language more accessible and efficient because classes begin with common conversation and they focus on everyday workplace terms and expressions. Sotho adult classes develop students’ new language proficiency by developing it through ordinary social and professional situations, encouraging students to practice and perfect their skills outside the classroom. Given Sotho’s commonness in South Africa’s major residential areas, Sotho adult classes have tremendous value for supervisors and managers who do business in those areas.