Gesellig Afrikaans Students

This group of students recently passed the language acquisition course Gesellig Afrikaans. They are (from left) Cebelihle Sokhela, Thobeka Cebekhulu, Jannik Eilts, Deniz Pacaci, Ibrahim Runge, Frederike Therkorn, Bart Wildeman en Katrina Kouveldt (in front). Ida Meiring is the facilitator for Gesellig Afrikaans 1, the basic course for people without any background knowledge of Afrikaans and Alison Stander is the facilitator for Gesellig Afrikaans 2, the more advanced basic course for people with limited background knowledge of Afrikaans. The Departement of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French offers these accredited Short Learning Programmes every semester on campus and it is also possible to do the courses online. For more information, please contact Karen Combrinck at or phone Ida Meiring at +27 51 401 2816.


Congratulations to students of the Gesellig Afrikaans Language Acquisition short learning programme who successfully completed the 2019 first semester course! Gesellig Afrikaans (GA) is presented every semester by the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French. Foreign language speakers can enrol for the beginner's course (GA1), while the advanced course (GA2) is ideal for third-language and foreign-language speakers with a basic knowledge of Afrikaans.

Gesellig Afrikaans is presented Mondays and Wednesdays (GA2), as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays (GA1) from 17:00 to 18:00 in the Flippie Groenewoudt Building, Block B, Room 201. The first meeting next semester will take place on Wednesday 24 July 2019, same time and place. If you are interested, please contact Karen Combrinck at

From left are: Alison Stander, GA2 facilitator; Liso Rashe; Makobane Mogashoa; Vladimir Azov, and Tsaletseng Ntsekhe, who passed the GA2 course; Ida Meiring, GA 1 facilitator; Karen Combrinck, administrator; and Ana Luiza Silva, successful GA1 student. GA1 classmate Drew Kiser was absent when the photo was taken.

The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French (UFS) has been presenting a short learning course, Afrikaans as a foreign language, informally to small groups for more than a decade. This programme is also available online. A Short Learning Programme in French is also available.



T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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