Synopses & Reviews
It's easy to teach yourself Afrikaans
Complete Afrikaans: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Afrikaans, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Afrikaans with confidence.
Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.
Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language
About the Author
Professor Lydia McDermott was Director of the Multilingual Studies Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban, South Africa. This new edition has been updated by her son and daughter-in-law Liam and Rachél McDermott and her daughter Rachel de Kock.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Pronunciation / Greetings / Yes sir, no sir / Please, thank you / Culture and church / Celebrations / Fit, strong, happy / Review / Getting there / Staying there / Cunning shopping / SOS / This is what people do / Review / Follow your stomach / Feed your soul / 16 To the veld / 17 Review / Key to the exercises / Taking it further / Appendix: useful information / Afrikaans-English vocabulary / English-Afrikaans vocabulary / Grammatical index