Wow Afrikaans is Easy! - With Phonics (Course 1)
What you'll learn
- Learn to read Afrikaans from scratch. You will learn all the Afrikaans sounds so you can read any word.
- Because you are learning the correct way - with phonics, you will become confident and fluent, no matter the difficulty level of the content you are reading.
- Throughout the course, you will always understand what you are reading because every word is translated for you.
- Learn vocabulary and get a feel for basic sentence structures.
- Understand and practice correct pronunciation of words and sentences.
- No requirements at all! Just a desire to learn.
Afrikaans really is easy! If you are struggling to read and speak Afrikaans or you are a beginner and want to start learning the right way, this course is for you! It does not matter whether you are 7 years old or 70 years old, anyone can learn sounding out Afrikaans words and become a confident speaker and reader.
This course will help you master Afrikaans using the basics of phonics. Phonics is a powerful tool that teaches you how to pronounce a sound. In this course I also teach you how to recognise the sound when reading words. This will make saying it so much easier and raise your confidence levels.
Once you know how to pronounce the basic sounds in Afrikaans, you can learn words and build your language knowledge from there. Sadly, most schools don't teach reading Afrikaans with phonics, and this is a fundamental reason why children become demotivated with Afrikaans as a subject. It's like building a house with no foundation. If you can't sound out a word, you will not know how to pronounce the word and you will not be able to learn new vocabulary from any written material.
I am so excited to, through this course, help children and adults build a sturdy foundation to learn Afrikaans, which is a beautiful, descriptive language. The videos will give you the opportunity to master the sounds and words you will start reading along the way. You can practise in the privacy of your home and repeat the exercises till you become 100% confident in the well-structured and logical content. It will be like having your own personal Afrikaans speaking friend and teacher in your house or classroom :)
After mastering this course, you will be ready to move on to the next course on Udemy: Wow Afrikaans is Easy! Vocabulary Workshop.
Who this course is for:
- Junior primary school learners or any beginner in reading Afrikaans.
- This course is created for English as well as Afrikaans speaking learners or adults.
- Anyone struggling to read Afrikaans
As a native Afrikaans speaker, I have a huge passion for helping children and adults to read Afrikaans with confidence.
As my children were growing up, I realized how English speaking students really struggle with reading and speaking Afrikaans. A major reason for this is that they do not have a proper, or in many cases, any foundation for reading Afrikaans and thus struggling with the language as a whole.
Over several years I have created Afrikaans learning resources to make life easier for teachers, parents and children.