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Afrikaans Academy

Advantage Learn’s Afrikaans Academy is for grade 12 learners who want to excel in Afrikaans First Additional Language (Afrikaans FAL) and take their language skills to the next level.

R1825 per term

Grades 12

First-class education

This structured annual program covers the IEB syllabus and emphasizes spaced reinforcement in weekly lessons delivered live online via our streaming platform. This enables online learners to engage and ask questions just as if they were in the classroom environment.

Lessons, delivered by our expert teaching team, are made available to Academy learners via their dedicated online course. Included in this course are all lesson worksheets and summary notes. This is helpful in the event that learners are unable to make a lesson in a particular week or wish to look back on a lesson.

Application of knowledge is key to success in learning. In addition to the weekly lesson, learners are required to write a 30-minute spot test each week. This ensures that learners are spending focussed time practising, and serves as an indicator of which areas each individual is struggling with and where they need support. Results of the spot tests are fed back to both parents and learners weekly to keep them informed and involved in the learning process.


Weekly live lessons
7 lessons per term
Weekly progress tests
Tailored notes and worksheets
Weekly feedback to parents and learners
For learners studying IEB Afrikaans FAL

Lesson preview

Example live lesson

Academy details

Academy Grade Class Time Educator
Grade 12 Wednesdays 16h35 - 17h35 Marie Sturgess

Date(s) and Times: Lessons are run during term times on Wednesdays and delivered via live-stream. Term 4 will begin on Wednesday, 02 September 2020. Click here for a full list of dates and what is covered throughout term 4.

Pricing: R1825 per term

Syllabus: The Afrikaans Academy covers the IEB syllabus, therefore, the literature will follow the IEB prescribed work.

Applications: Applications are now closed. The Academy makes use of spaced-repetition to cement understanding of concepts and the application deadline is in place to ensure that all new learners will still be able to fully benefit from our unique teaching methodology.

Admission to the Afrikaans Academy is via application only and seats are limited. We want to work with learners who show commitment to improving their Afrikaans ability. In this application, you will be required to submit a recent proof of your results alongside a motivation for your application to help us with our application processing and we will contact you should we need any further details or information. 

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If you apply to join multiple subjects and your application is successful, you will receive a 20% discount off each additional Academy subject after the first.

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Taught and designed by subject matter experts

Marie Sturgess BA

Degree Major: Drama
Institution: University of the OFS

Teaching experience

  • Advantage Learn NBT AQL Afrikaans content developer and educator since 2020.
  • Afrikaans teacher Crawford College La Lucia from 2015-2018.
  • Head of Afrikaans Department at Durban Girls College, KZN from 1991-2014.
  • Previously, part of the IEB committee who introduced, marked and moderated Afrikaans Matric Portfolios when it was introduced into the curriculum.

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