“I never even knew that such a kind of personal freedom existed, because I had never experienced it before.” In celebration of Freedom Day on 27 April, a Belgian exchange students shares her thoughts on freedom with us, originally in Afrikaans, but translated into English below.
Book chat with Helga S
Get to know us through the books we read! This month we chat to Helga Sykstus. Helga manages the Language Centre’s Language Learning Hub and is a specialist in the…Read More
A look at Afrikaans language and culture, tailored for Dutch-speaking exchange students
The Stellenbosch University (SU) Language Centre has been involved in the Global Education Programme of SU International for more than 20 years by offering a Beginner Afrikaans course for visiting…Read More
A toast to a sixth language at the Language Hub
It is seldom that we get a request from someone who wants to come to South Africa for three months to learn Afrikaans. But this did happen recently. Wietse Hilverda,…Read More
Catch them out with language
It’s urgent! It’s from a well-known organisation! Act now! It’s probably fake … If you’re working for a large company, the odds are that you’ve received e-mails from the IT…Read More
How does multilingualism look at Stellenbosch University?
“Multilingualism among young children has been shown to promote and develop those children’s thinking skills, problem-solving abilities and their understanding of complexity and systems. In old age, multilingualism could even…Read More
The protective power of bilingualism
A university in Italy scanned the brains of dozens of patients with Alzheimer’s disease as part of a study. Half of them spoke at least two languages, the other half…Read More