In this video I share some of my tips that I have collected over my almost three years of learning this beautiful language. I strongly believe that learning a language must be fun and Afrikaans is a language that makes this really easy. I hope you enjoy this video and find it useful. If you have any questions about learning Afrikaans, or if you are learning it, or have learnt it in the past, and have any recommendations, tips, or tricks please feel free to share them so that we can all help each other. Until next time Kelly 🙂
THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO WITH LINKS
This link is to the SHOWMAX subscription which is what I use to watch KykNET on. https://www.showmax.com/eng/welcome/za
SHOWS I WATCH ON KykNET/SHOWMAX
-Leef Jou Reis
-EDUFRIENDS AFRIKAANS READING COURSE
-OU GINSTELING BOEKE
-Oom Attie Se Slaaptydstories
-The Moomins (sadly a lot of the other episodes seem to be blocked in England but they may be available in your country 🙂 ) https://youtu.be/t4lgWyYs7h8
-ViaTV (sorry I realised I was saying it wrong) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSym3IZvgWuomg3nzmCfy1g
Here is how you can get in touch with me.
Have you had this dream too?
How awesome would it be if you could walk into a coffee shop and whether in Paris, Rome, Prague, or any other place you’re chatting to the locals? Imagine you’re in Paris, and so coffee in hand you linger there talking to the owner in French about a film you saw last night. But, you had the same French class as me, the Tricolore textbook with the flag. I would stare at it hoping a little beret wearing French man would spring out to liven things up. Fingers cramping from long vocab lists and grammar rules dutifully copied from the board, longing for the last three minutes of class when we got to utter the six words we’d been practising all term
“Café au lait s’il vous plaît”
We knew it must be a phrase of great importance in France, why else would Mrs smith have dedicated an entire term to it.
What languages do you dream of?
Perhaps for you it’s travelling through South America using Spanish and Portuguese, a rail journey across Europe changing language with each country, or maybe you just want to understand what your Czech girlfriend’s father is actually saying about you!
How can I help you?
I help people to start speaking the languages they dream of and have the confidence to speak with native speakers. I coach people on fun ways to learn languages, and help them to find the ways that best suit their personalities and lifestyle so that they can reach their speaking goals without getting bogged down by memorizing long vocab lists and lots of grammar rules.
I won`t judge you if you want to vent about things such as how ridiculously complicated the French language is, or “Oh god why can`t we just get rid of this whole masculine/feminine business!” I cannot be the only person who thinks this?!
I will help keep you accountable and give you a friendly kick up the butt when you need it!
Welcome to my world. If you`re Interested in finding out how I can help you then feel free to email me on the addresses above or just follow the link below
A little bit more about me and FAQs
*How old are you? – 38 at the time this video went out.
*Where do you live? – Near Cambridge, UK
*If you could live anywhere where would you love to live? – Around Cape Town in Camps Bay, Llandudno or Big Bay. Or maybe somewhere in America or Canada. Oh I don’t know I want to live everywhere!
*Where would you like to travel to next?
Namibia, Hawaii, America or Canada
*Do you have any pets? – Unfortunately not because we live in an apartment, but I would love dogs.
*What languages are you learning? – Afrikaans, and I have just started Spanish today in fact! So far I like it 😉
*Why Afrikaans? – My husband is South African and so we visit his family there yearly. Also I wanted a language that I could use regularly, but really I just love it!!
*Why Spanish? I love Spanish music and just feel a draw to the language.
Thanks for watching and reading, you’re awesome! Xx