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Afrikaans

With about 6 million native speakers in South Africa, or 13.3 percent of the population, it is the third most spoken mother tongue in the country. It has the widest geographical and racial distribution of all the official languages of South Africa, and is widely spoken and understood as a second or third language. It is the majority language of the western half of South Africa—the provinces of the Northern Cape and Western Cape—and the primary language of the coloured and white communities. In neighbouring Namibia, Afrikaans is widely spoken as a second language and used as lingua franca, while as a native language it is spoken in 11 percent of households, mainly concentrated in the capital Windhoek and the southern regions of Hardap and Karas. Estimates of the total number of Afrikaans-speakers range between 15 and 23 million.  Afrikaans is a West Germanic language, spoken natively in South Africa, Namibia and to a lesser extent in Botswana and Zimbabwe. It originates from 17th century Dutch dialects spoken by the mainly-Dutch settlers of what is now South Africa, where it began to develop independently. Hence, historically, it is a daughter language of Dutch, and was previously referred to as "Cape Dutch" (a term also used to refer collectively to the early Cape settlers).  Although Afrikaans adopted words from languages such as Malay, Portuguese, the Bantu languages, and the Khoisan languages, an estimated 90 to 95 percent of Afrikaans vocabulary is ultimately of Dutch origin.  Therefore, differences with Dutch often lie in a more regular morphology, grammar, and spelling of Afrikaans. There is a large degree of mutual intelligibility between the two languages—especially in written form—although it is easier for Dutch-speakers to understand Afrikaans than the other way around.

 

Source:  Wikipedia

Current Course Offerings:

Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
AFST 491-686 AFST491 - AFRIKAANS - ELEM II 2012A MW 0500PM-0700PM
AFST 490-686 AFST490 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG I 2012C MW 0500PM-0700PM
AFST 492-686 AFST492 - AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIATE I 2012C TBA TBA-
AFST 494-686 AFST494 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG ADV I 2012C TBA TBA-
AFRC 491-686 AFRC491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: AFRIKAANS - ELEM II 2013A MW 0500PM-0700PM
AFRC 493-686 AFRC493 - AFR LANG TUTOR:INTERM II: AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIAE II 2013A TBA TBA-
AFRC 495-686 AFRC495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: AFRIKAANS-AFR LNG ADV II 2013A TBA TBA-
AFST 491-686 AFST491 - AFRIKAANS - ELEM II 2013A MW 0500PM-0700PM
AFST 493-686 AFST493 - AFR LANG TUTOR:INTERM II: AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIAE II 2013A TBA TBA-
AFST 495-686 AFST495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: AFRIKAANS-AFR LNG ADV II 2013A TBA TBA-
AFST 490-686 AFST490 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG I 2013C CANCELED
AFST 492-686 AFST492 - AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIATE I 2013C TBA TBA-
AFST 494-686 AFST494 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG ADV I 2013C TBA TBA-
AFRC 491-686 AFRC491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: AFRIKAANS - ELEM II 2014A CANCELED
AFRC 493-686 AFRC493 - AFR LANG TUTOR:INTERM II: AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIAE II 2014A CANCELED
AFRC 495-686 AFRC495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: AFRIKAANS-AFR LNG ADV II 2014A CANCELED
AFST 491-686 AFST491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: AFRIKAANS - ELEM II 2014A CANCELED
AFST 493-686 AFST493 - AFR LANG TUTOR:INTERM II: AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIAE II 2014A CANCELED
AFST 495-686 AFST495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: AFRIKAANS-AFR LNG ADV II 2014A CANCELED
AFST 490-686 AFST490 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG I 2014C TBA TBA-
AFST 492-686 AFST492 - AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIATE I 2014C TBA TBA-
AFST 494-686 AFST494 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG ADV I 2014C TBA TBA-
AFRC 491-686 AFRC491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: AFRIKAANS - ELEM II 2015A CANCELED
AFRC 493-686 AFRC493 - AFR LANG TUTOR:INTERM II: AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIAE II 2015A CANCELED
AFST 493-686 AFST493 - AFR LANG TUTOR:INTERM II: AFRIKAANS-INTERMEDIAE II 2015A CANCELED
AFST 490-686 AFST490 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG I 2015C CANCELED
AFST 494-686 AFST494 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG ADV I 2015C CANCELED
AFST 490-686 AFST490 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG I 2016C TBA TBA-
AFST 494-686 AFST494 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG ADV I 2016C CANCELED
AFST 491-688 AFST491 - AFRIKAANS - ELEM II 2017A CANCELED
AFST 494-686 AFST494 - AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG ADV I 2017C TBA TBA-