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Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

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

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Re: Afrikaans Resources (version 2.0)

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

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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.

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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)

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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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!
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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 ... 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.
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