Would you like to be able to chat to your colleagues in Afrikaans once we’re all back on campus?
As Madiba had noted so aptly, when you talk to someone in their language, chances are that you will speak to their hearts, and not to their minds only. Learning a new language also opens doors to the culture of the people speaking that language. Without communication, we misunderstand each other so easily and are sometimes even afraid of one another.
At the SU Language Centre, language is our business. If you’d like to learn Afrikaans (it is after all one of the official languages of the Western Cape), you have come to the right place! We offer an interactive Beginner Afrikaans language course to the public and University staff, running from 15 March to 18 June 2021. We will decide closer to the time whether we will meet in person for the course or whether it will be offered online. Either way, you will have a great linguistic experience, and also learn more about the different cultural groups within the diverse Afrikaans community. If you are interested, please e-mail Vernita Beukes. Gou-gou (quickly)!