The main objective of the course is an understanding of and appreciation for the Afrikaans culture and language. You will gain strategic and linguistic competency in Afrikaans, which means that you will know when to say what, and how to say it, when having a conversation in Afrikaans. You will also learn about the soul of Afrikaans – the diverse Afrikaans-speaking communities in South Africa and the variety of cultures within the different communities. We follow an eclectic approach that includes aspects of literature, history, politics and arts and culture. Be ready for anything from rap to recipes!
This is a semester course offered twice a year during the official semester period of the University.