Survival Afrikaans - Stellenbosch University Language Centre

Survival Afrikaans


What if there’s a fun and quick way to learn some Afrikaans to use on campus?

Master the basics with our interactive survival course tailored to your world and connect better in more languages. This course is practical and interactive, and we incorporate campus-related scenarios to encourage the use of authentic language. We will focus specifically on speaking, listening and reading Afrikaans. You will be able to use Afrikaans to take part in basic campus-related conversations, and as part of the larger University context, you will also gain an understanding of the cultural value of multilingualism.

2022 course dates

First semester: 14 February – 8 April
Second semester: 1 August – 23 September

Downloadable documents

2022 Info sheet


Helga Sykstus – Helga has more than 15 years’ experience of teaching Afrikaans. She is a passionate lecturer who enjoys sharing her love for language and culture with her students. She believes that language is a tool of empowerment, as well as a bridge to bring different cultures closer together.

Arné Binneman – Along with her experience in teaching Afrikaans, Arné brings with her excitement and enthusiasm for using new technologies for language learning. She is a dedicated and caring lecturer, and takes great pleasure in sharing in her student’s language learning achievements.


All sessions will be offered in Stellenbosch at the University campus. Face-to-face sessions are subject to relevant Covid-19 regulations.

Any questions?

E-mail Helga Sykstus or phone 021 808 4004.

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