Learn Afrikaans

Want to learn to speak Afrikaans? It doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it is said that English speakers pick Afrikaans up with more ease thanks to its origins. One way you can set yourself up for success is by using online or digital learning tools like the apps and websites covered in this article.

Both Apple and Android offers lots of educational apps. Whether you’re very young or older, there’s an Afrikaans app to help you learn Afrikaans in all sorts of fun ways. The top 10 Afrikaans apps for pre-schoolers are discussed in a blog by Solidariteit.

Here are a couple of apps and links to websites to start the ball rolling.
Also see our Learning tools section for additional help with grammar, spelling and much, much more!


Mondly: Learn Afrikaans FREE - Conversation Course (iTunes) and (play.Google.com)


Learn Afrikaans with free lessons daily. Quickly and effectively. In just minutes you’ll start memorising core Afrikaans words and sentences. Fun Afrikaans lessons improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. The app adjusts to your needs: beginner or advanced learner, traveller or business professional…

Here are links to two handy apps for children:



Easy Afrikaans offers free online Afrikaans language courses. The lessons have been audio recorded by native Afrikaans speakers. It is aimed at beginner level language learners. Included are basic grammar lessons, simple words and phrases as well as links to resources and further information about Afrikaans.

Learn to speak Afrikaans with illustrations on wiki.

Learn Afrikaans with flashcards and games. It starts with words and phrases and progresses into sentences. There is a wide variety of topics – all with audio.

Afrikaans tutorial online offers all of the above – words, phrases, vocabulary and grammar with pronunciation on a free lifetime account (on any device).

101languages is a great starting point for developing your Afrikaans vocabulary. Download audio files – the first 30 lessons are for free.

Use language exchange partners. Learn Afrikaans online by finding Afrikaans-speaking language exchange partners. Practice your Afrikaans by writing emails (pen pals) to your language partner, or by having a conversation using text chat and practise speaking using voice chat.

Open CourseWare: Afrikaans online for free. Dr. Jacques du Plessis offers 30+ years of teaching experience. The website offers the best possible Afrikaans instructions to the international community.

Short course: Afrikaans for beginners at the University of Pretoria. For individuals with no or very little knowledge of Afrikaans. Provides a solid basis for reading, writing and speaking Afrikaans.