Afrikaans courses - Stellenbosch University Language Centre

Afrikaans courses

Our Afrikaans courses help you learn Afrikaans easily.

We’re one of the few language teaching institutions in the country that offers a range of engaging and interactive Afrikaans language learning courses.

Afrikaans is a fascinating, ever-evolving West Germanic language that originated at the most southern tip of Africa. Its vocabulary contains words and phrases from languages as diverse as Khoekhoe, Malay and Arabic, and it has seven to ten million speakers in South Africa. Now you can speak it too.

We blend interactive, practical and creative learning, including face-to-face teaching and online Afrikaans learning and support. You’ll have a great linguistic experience and learn more about the different groups within the diverse Afrikaans culture and community. We also make the most of the beautiful part of the world we’re in and arrange great excursions.

Who can join?

Are you a local or international student or a working individual who’d like to learn to speak Afrikaans with friends, classmates or colleagues? Does your organisation need to communicate with Afrikaans clients?

If you’re not connected to the University, but want to learn this beautiful language, check out Afrikaans 123 or Beginner Afrikaans Level 1. Afrikaans 123 also works well for organisations.

If you’re an international or exchange student, have a look at the Beginner Afrikaans Level 1. If you’re from the Netherlands or Belgium, there’s Afrikaans Language and Culture course for Dutch-speaking students.

If you’re a registered local SU student, the Beginner Afrikaans Level 1 course or Survival Afrikaans will do the trick. And if you’re an SU staff member, we’d recommend Beginner Afrikaans level 1.

Our Afrikaans classes and courses are currently online. Let’s chat about your needs!

Meet our Team

Arné Binneman
Arné Binneman
Lecturer and coordinator
Academic Literacies and Language Learning Hub

| Tel: 021 808 9731

Helga Sykstus
Helga Sykstus
Lecturer and coordinator
Language Learning Hub and Academic Literacies

| Tel: 021 808 4004

Vernita Beukes
Vernita Beukes
Lecturer and coordinator
Academic Literacies and Afrikaans courses

| Tel: 021 808 2636

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