IsiXhosa Home Language provides for language proficiency that reflects the mastery of basic interpersonal communication skills required in social situations, as well as the cognitive academic skills essential for learning in IsiXhosa as a mother tongue.

Language is a tool for thought and communication. The effective use of IsiXhosa Home Language enables learners to acquire knowledge to acquire their identity, express feelings and ideas, to interact with others and their world; in their home language of IsiXhosa.