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Learn Afrikaans Language


South Africa has eleven official languages - Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu - all technically equal with other, although some are more widely spoken than others. Additionally there are eight other recognized but non-official languages (Fanagalo, Khoe, Lobedu, Nama, Northern Ndebele, Phuthi, San and South African Sign Language), and also significant populations in the country who speak other European (especially German, Greek and Portuguese), or South Asian (especially Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) languages.

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Software for Learning Afrikaans

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Books for Learning Afrikaans

Here are some books about learning to speak Afrikaans:

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Learn Afrikaans - Level 1: Introduction to Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

By Innovative Language Learning LLC

Innovative Language Learning, LLC
Audible Audiobook

Learn Afrikaans - Level 1: Introduction to Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25
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Absolutely new to Afrikaans? Don't know where to start?

Welcome to Introduction to Afrikaans, Volume 1.

Before you take that trip to South Africa, get a solid foundation of Afrikaans first!

Master the basics of Afrikaans conversation the fun, fast. and easy way!

Start speaking Afrikaans in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Introduction to Afrikaans. Our native Afrikaans hosts break down all the sentences, grammar, and more in a simple, easily understandable way! This isn't stale textbook material - it's fun, effective, and practical! You learn basic beginner Afrikaans conversation that you can use immediately! What you get in Introduction to Afrikaans:

  • Downloadable PDF with 90+ pages of Afrikaans learning material
  • Twenty-five audio lesson tracks (over 2.5 hours of Afrikaans lessons)
  • Five audio review tracks (practice new words and phrases)
  • Five audio dialog tracks (read along while you listen)

Interactive. Effective. And fun!

Discover or rediscover how much fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning.

Try this audiobook and start speaking Afrikaans instantly!

Teach Yourself Afrikaans Complete Course

By Helena van Schalkwyk

Brand: NTC Publications
Paperback (256 pages)

Teach Yourself Afrikaans Complete Course
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This book offers an introduction to Afrikaans for the student with no previous knowledge of the language, especially those who wish to study at home. Grammar, syntax and vocabulary are introduced in stages, and exercises are provided. There is also a guide to pronunciation.

Complete Afrikaans Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language (Teach Yourself Complete)

By Lydia McDermott

Teach Yourself
Paperback (320 pages)

Complete Afrikaans Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language (Teach Yourself Complete)
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Are you looking for a complete course in Afrikaans which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Afrikaans will guarantee success!

Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features.

The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

AUTHOR INSIGHTS
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

GRAMMAR TIPS
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

USEFUL VOCABULARY
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

DIALOGUES
Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

PRONUNCIATION
Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

TEST YOURSELF
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

TRY THIS
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

My First Words in Afrikaans: Basic vocabulary for beginners (Learn Afrikaans Book 1)

By Mia Bowen

Released: 2015-02-18
Kindle Edition (33 pages)

My First Words in Afrikaans: Basic vocabulary for beginners (Learn Afrikaans Book 1)
 
Product Description:
Learn your first words in Afrikaans in this colorful book for children.

Illustrated with beautiful color photos.

A pronunciation guide for each word is provided on every page.

Learn Afrikaans - Level 2: Absolute Beginner Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

By Innovative Language Learning LLC

Innovative Language Learning, LLC
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Learn Afrikaans - Level 2: Absolute Beginner Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25
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Start speaking Afrikaans in minutes and grasp the language, culture, and customs in just minutes more with Absolute Beginner Afrikaans, a completely new way to learn Afrikaans with ease!

Absolute Beginner Afrikaans will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your South African friends. Why are the audio lessons so effective?

  • Short and to the point - 25 eight-minute lessons make them the perfect length
  • Syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so you can say every word and phrase instantly
  • Repeat after the professional teacher section so you can practice proper pronunciation
  • Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better
  • Above all, a fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily - effortlessly learn from a bilingual and bicultural host as they guide you through pitfalls and pleasures of South Africa and the Afrikaans language

You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach Afrikaans and South African culture. With each lesson you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bilingual teacher! Listen to the preview now! This is not a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These 25 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:

  • Speak Afrikaans within minutes of your first lesson
  • Understand the culture, customs, and people of South Africa
  • Master manners, etiquette, and customs
  • Surprise with phrases and tips that will leave your guests wondering where you learned them

This audiobook comes with downloadable lesson notes totaling more than 160 pages. Start speaking Afrikaans now!

Learn Afrikaans - word list (Learn Afrikaans series Book 2013)

By Marius du Toit

Released: 2013-04-23
Kindle Edition (202 pages)

Learn Afrikaans - word list (Learn Afrikaans series Book 2013)
 
Product Description:
This Word List is part of the LEARN AFRIKAANS series is a great asset that provides a comprehensive list of the most commonly used words. It is very useful for beginner and intermediate level Afrikaans students.

Marius du Toit 2013

Book2 English - Afrikaans For Beginners: A Book In 2 Languages

By Johannes Schumann

CreateSpace
Paperback (104 pages)

Book2 English - Afrikaans For Beginners: A Book In 2 Languages
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book2 - is available in many languages - is ideal for beginners - has 100 short and easy chapters - corresponds to the European levels A1 and A2 - requires no prior knowledge of grammar - covers the basic vocabulary - uses simple structures to help you learn a language - helps you to speak complete sentences immediately - applies the latest memory research All downloads can be accessed at www.book2.de. The audio files are available free of charge at www.book2.de.

Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners

By Bruce Donaldson

imusti
Released: 2015-07-01
Paperback (284 pages)

Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners
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Colloquial Afrikaans provides a step-by-step course in Afrikaans as it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Afrikaans in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

• progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

• structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

• an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

• realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

• useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

• additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Afrikaans will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Afrikaans.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Afrikaans Phrasebook: The Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travelers and Beginners (Audio Included)

By Afrikaans Mastery

Afrikaans Mastery
Released: 2016-03-09
Kindle Edition (86 pages)

Afrikaans Phrasebook: The Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travelers and Beginners (Audio Included)
 
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Learn Afrikaans FAST with the Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travel and Beginners!


Now you can quickly and easily master more than 1,000 Afrikaans words and phrases for travel and beginners with this breakthrough new book! Learn proper pronunciation with the included .mp3 audio lessons, and get prepared for your upcoming travels to South Africa and Namibia!

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Teach Yourself Afrikaans

By Helena van Schalkwyk

Struik Lifestyle
Released: 2012-05-03
Kindle Edition (321 pages)

Teach Yourself Afrikaans
 
Product Description:
This completely revised and updated edition of Teach Yourself Afrikaans is for all those who seek to communicate in Afrikaans It has been written for students with no previous experience or knowledge of the language, and is especially aimed at those who wish to study at home. The grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Afrikaans are introduced in carefully graded stages, and are illustrated with examples and exercises. Spoken Afrikaans is also given close attention, with examples of everyday conversations, and a detailed section on pronunciation. By working through the exercises and examples in this book, the student will gain a good basic knowledge of Afrikaans as it is spoken every day.



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