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Accomplished so far ...

Pronunciation (done):
Consonants (all)
Vowels  (still working on Y-UI)
Plurals,
Diminutives

HOLISTIC:
Read DIE 3 VARKIES
(Objective: Know sounds individually, and in a holistic reading, produce Afrikaans that is easily understood by native speakers.)

Consonants
Prefixes
Vowel
s
Plurals
Diminutives
Assimilation
Glottal Stop
Exceptions
Stress & Emphasis
Spelling Rules

Vocabulary (done):
• BASIC LISTS
Color, Wind directions, Seasons, Months, Days of the Week, Periods of Time, Numbers, Cycles of time, Time, The family, Meals

(Objective: Know basic vocab well. Build lists as needed for speaking topics.)

Basic Lists:
Color,
Wind directions,
Seasons,
Months,
Days of the Week,
Periods of Time,
Numbers,
Cycles of time,
Time,
The family,
Meals,

...more to come
Grammar (done):
[A] PRONOUNS
- SUBJECT,
- OBJECT,
- POSSESSIVE,
- POSS. ADJECTIVES

[B] VERBS with (Tenses) (Negation) (Questions) (Modals)
REGULAR VERBS
PREFIXED VERBS
SEPARABLE VERBS
TO BE
TO HAVE
 
(Objective: 1--Understand and explain in English. 2--Give several examples in Afrikaans. 3--Develop a production that is fluent and automatic.)

[A] Pronouns ► (Subj, Obj, Possessive)
[B] Verbs (Regular, Prefixed, Separable, TO BE, TO HAVE)
    (For each Verb group - Tenses, Questions, Negation, Modals,)
    (The later .... Perfect, Conditional, and Passive
)
[C] Third Position ► Object Pronouns, Time Words, Negation
[D] Preposition + Verb
[E] Conjunctions: Verb 2nd
[I] Conjunctions: Verb 1st
[J] Conjunctions: Verb Last
[F] Special Infinitives
[G] Standard Infinitives
[H] Gerunds (Present / Past)
[K] Directionals
[L] Degrees of Comparison
[M] Adjective Shift
[N] Prepositional Combinations

Praat (done):
Hoe gaan dit?
Waar kom jy vandaan?
Beskryf vir my hoe lyk ... (jou kamer, jou dorp, jou huis)



(Objective: Speak to the topic in basic words to get the meaning across, and do the basic patter by heart. Then ad terms, phrases and sentences to make it adequate.)

Beginner Topics  [PRESENT]

• Hoe gaan dit?
• Waar kom jy vandaan?
• Beskryf vir my hoe lyk ... (jou kamer, jou dorp, jou huis)
• Wat is nuus daar waar jy is?
• Beskryf vir my die pad van jou huis tot by jou werk.
• Wat doen jy op naweke?
• Vertel my van jou familie?

Beginner Topics  [PAST]

• Waar het jy Afrikaans geleer?
• Wat het jy gister gedoen?

Beginner Topics  [FUTURE]

• Wat gaan jy vandag doen? 
• Wat gaan jy vanaand doen?
• Wat gaan jy oor die naweek doen?
• Wat is jou toekomsplanne?
• Make requests

Luister (done):



(Objective: Become comfortable in hearing Afrikaans and build a base to understand. Use soaps, stories, poems, song lyrics, etc. Also use Internet radio.)

Beginner Topics  [PRESENT]

• Understand questions -- Beginner topics
• Understand answers -- Beginner topics

Immediate Assignments

(FUTURE: For MARCH)

* GRAMMAR: Make sentences with VERB-LAST CONJUNCTIONS
  e.g. Almal weet DAT ... (Everybody knows that ....)
        jy by die huis is.
        ek die boek wil lees.
        ek nie die boek wil lees nie.
        ek dit nie nou wil lees nie.

For FEB 29

* VOCABULARY: Revisit all the vocab in the BASICS LIST, especially be fluid with NUMBERS, MONTHS, FAMILY, and DATES

* SPEAKING: Make at least 10 sentences of what you are grateful for. Ek is dankbaar ... (vir my virende) .... (om gesond te wees) .... etc.

* Prepare a full conversation (in English) to answer BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE questions for an oral interview and mail them to the instructor.

* Make sentences with EN TOE..... (use 1. past tense and redo and use 2. present tense structure)

* Make sentences with OM TE + VERB
   e.g. Ek is hier ...
         (to help)
         (to help you)
         (to help you with homework)

          John got cash ...
          (to buy)
          (to buy food)
          (to buy food for the kids)
          (to buy food for the kids in the street)

* GRAMMAR: Review verb lists for REGULAR and PREFIXED verbs

* PRONUNCIATION: Read die DRIE BEERTJIES

 

For FEB 24

* Make sentences with EN TOE..... (using past tense or present tense structure)

* Make sentences with OM TE + VERB
e.g. Ek is hier (to help) (to help you) (to help you with homework)
John got cash (to buy) (to buy food) (to buy food for the kids) (to buy food for the kids in the street)

* Review verb lists for REGULAR and PREFIXED verbs

* Read for Pronunciation (DRIE BEERTJIES)