An introduction to the modern language as spoken in South Africa and Namibia. Written by an experienced teacher of the language, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Afrikaans. No previous knowledge of the language is required. Designed for both independent study and class use, it provides: exercises with full answer key; concise grammar notes; and Afrikaans-English and English-Afrikaans glossaries. By the end of the course the reader should be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Afrikaans on a broad range of everyday topics. Two 60-minute cassettes are available to accompany "Colloquial Afrikaans". Recorded by native speakers, they should help perfect pronunciation, listening and speaking skills.
Bruce Donaldson is Associate Professor and Reader in Dutch and German at the University of Melbourne. He is author of the best-selling Colloquial Dutch.