Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

All about language programs, courses, websites and other learning resources
User avatar
rdearman
Site Admin
Posts: 5199
Joined: Thu May 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Languages: English (N)
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1836
x 13043
Contact:

Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby rdearman » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:53 am

Confiscated
Last edited by Speakeasy on Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:12 am, edited 22 times in total.
7 x

User avatar
neumanc
Orange Belt
Posts: 134
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:19 am
Location: Düsseldorf (Germany)
Languages: Speaks: German (native), English, Dutch
Studies: French (advanced), Spanish (false beginner)
Mostly forgotten: Italian, Latin
x 416

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby neumanc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:03 am

2 x

Speakeasy
Black Belt - 2nd Dan
Posts: 2524
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:19 pm
Location: Canada (Montréal region)
Languages: English (N), French (C2). Studying: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Polish, and Russian; all with widely varying degrees of application, enthusiasm, and success.
x 6555

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Speakeasy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:32 pm

Thank you, neumanc, mystery solved!

The description of the other Afrikaans CD Course on eBay refers to 18 CDs which, at the price offered, I suspect is a scam. Nevertheless, even though I have absolutely no intention of studying Afrikaans, my curiosity has been aroused to the point where I can no longer resist the temptation. Even though I suspect that this is the Michel Thomas Dutch series masquerading as an Afrikaans course (hey, if you’re going to lie, you might as well tell a big lie), I will place an order for it a report back. https://www.ebay.com/itm/18-CD-Pack-Learn-How-To-Speak-Afrikaans-Language-Full-Audio-Course-MP3-PDF-CD/183078585459?hash=item2aa0558473%3Ag%3A57oAAOSwFEpahx6j&_sacat=0&_nkw=afrikaans+LANGUAGE&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313&LH_TitleDesc=0

EDITED:
Expansion of the text.
1 x

Speakeasy
Black Belt - 2nd Dan
Posts: 2524
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:19 pm
Location: Canada (Montréal region)
Languages: English (N), French (C2). Studying: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Polish, and Russian; all with widely varying degrees of application, enthusiasm, and success.
x 6555

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Speakeasy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:08 pm

As an update to neumanc’s supposition, above, and my subsequent purchase of the other of the two offers on eBay for Afrikaans audio courses which are listed in the resources above, I can confirm that both items are copies of the freely-available “Book2 / 50 Languages” Afrikaans phrase book:

Learn Afrikaans 100 Lessons Audiobook

Learn How To Speak Afrikaans (18 CD Pack)

EDITED:
Text rewritten
Last edited by Speakeasy on Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
0 x

Daristani
Orange Belt
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:43 pm
x 377

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Daristani » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:17 pm

A small addendum to the above notes, on Linguaphone:

The old Linguaphone Afrikaans course cited above had 50 lessons, and was similar to the other Linguaphone courses of its generation.

Linguaphone later published a 40-lesson Afrikaans course; I'm assuming that this is the one from 1993 referred to by Jaleel10.
1 x

Speakeasy
Black Belt - 2nd Dan
Posts: 2524
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:19 pm
Location: Canada (Montréal region)
Languages: English (N), French (C2). Studying: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Polish, and Russian; all with widely varying degrees of application, enthusiasm, and success.
x 6555

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Speakeasy » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:06 pm

@Daristani, thank you very much for your observations, I have corrected the entry to Linguaphone Afrikaans.
0 x

Cellar Door
Yellow Belt
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Location: North Carolina
Languages: English (N), Afrikaans (B1), Spanish (B1), Italian (A1)
Language Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =15&t=8801
x 73

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Cellar Door » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:30 pm

I have used almost all of the resources you listed and some are much better than others. Currently on vacation but will post some reviews when I am back. Thanks for linking to my journal!
0 x
Books in process: Harry Potter en die Orde van die Feniks

User avatar
Jaleel10
Blue Belt
Posts: 553
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:44 am
Location: Springbok, South Africa
Languages: Afrikaans (N), English (N)
Spanish (Advanced-B2)
x 930
Contact:

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Jaleel10 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:19 am

I appreciate the trouble you have gone too, Speakeasy. Great stuff, really made my day haha
0 x

Speakeasy
Black Belt - 2nd Dan
Posts: 2524
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:19 pm
Location: Canada (Montréal region)
Languages: English (N), French (C2). Studying: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Polish, and Russian; all with widely varying degrees of application, enthusiasm, and success.
x 6555

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Speakeasy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:09 pm

@Cellar Door, thank you for dropping by. Your journal will most definitely serve as a guide and a source of motivation for anyone seeking to learner Afrikaans. Enjoy your vacation!

@Jaleel10, thank you very much for your supportive comments. Your report on the Linguaphone Afrikaans course served as an inspiration for this thread. :)

I have just inserted two lists of miscellaneous resources (online news plus a grab bag) which more advanced students might wish to consider.

Ciao, for now!
1 x

User avatar
Deinonysus
Blue Belt
Posts: 683
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:06 pm
Location: Boston
Languages:  
• Native: English
• Intermediate: French,
   German, Spanish
• Beginner: Icelandic,
   Italian, Indonesian,
   Hebrew, Japanese
x 1963

Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

Postby Deinonysus » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:24 pm

I have some good news about teach yourself Afrikaans! Although it can be hard to get your hands on the physical media, Teach Yourself has the full audio of the 2012 edition by Lydia McDermott available for free on their website or through their Teach Yourself Library app.

The text is available for Kindle at a very reasonable price (I just bought it for $3.99).

Complete Afrikaans Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GVFMH4U/re ... uDbGC98ZQN

There are two editions available on Kindle so make sure you get this one by Lydia McDermott to match the free audio from Teach Yourself.
2 x
עִבְרִית
: 7 / 30 First Hebrew Primer (Biblical Hebrew)
: 3 / 26 Biblingo

español
: 38 / 100 Assimil Spanish
: 6 / 18 Babbel Spanish (Spain)


Return to “Language Programs and Resources”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests