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Afrikaans First Additional Language

As a major spoken language in South Africa, Afrikaans is often used in professional and social environments. Organisations still use Afrikaans in corporate communication, while Afrikaans publications have become a niche market sector that selects only the best creative or editorial writers. At Curro Online, our live lessons provide learners with a quality online education that prepares them for this reality while they learn from home.

Afrikaans at Curro Online
As learners at our online school get to learn from home, they gain quality online education as well as written and spoken skills to confidently engage in society and workplace corporate communication. They may be expected to communicate with the teacher and their online school classmates in Afrikaans during live lessons, so that they grow comfortable in speaking the language.

What will learners gain?
The subject, offered through live lessons, focuses on listening and speaking (oral, dialogue, acting), reading and viewing (linguistics, literature), writing and presenting (diverse purposes, formats, context) and language (phonics, spelling, grammar). By getting a quality online education of this nature, learners at Curro Online will be able to integrate into social and professional Afrikaans-speaking environments effortlessly and fluently. As language is a medium through which relationships are built and cultural diversity appreciated, children who learn from home at our online school will benefit in particular from this socially-boosting subject.

What are the career opportunities?
Writing and speaking in fluent Afrikaans opens up doors to several industries in the country, as it allows for easier integrated into the workplace where corporate communication is often done in Afrikaans. Career opportunities focused on Afrikaans itself, though, could include editor, interpreter, journalist, media broadcaster, public relations officer, marketer, author, publisher, tour guide, translator, teacher.

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    Quick Facts


    Grades:
    4 to 10

    School times:
    07:30 – 14:30

    Class size:
    25 max

    Fees:
    R3 680 – R4 200

    Matric exam:
    IEB

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    Subject Team


    Subject expert

    Emmie Palmer


    Teacher
    Emmie Palmer
    Helen Chappel
    Helen Druce
    Janie Hammond
    Marietta Herbst
    Yvette Boyd