Teaching and learning Afrikaans as a First Additional Language (FAL) can be quite a challenge. Learners are generally not motivated to engage with the subject and get bored with what is being taught as the language focus can seem quite repetitive year on year. In addition to this, today’s Generation Z learners have specific expectations on how they would like to be taught.
Generation Z learners are true digital natives and are motivated by technology, instant feedback, fun and engaging activities, and rewards for progress. In addition, they want to be the navigators of their learning and engage with content in a way they’re comfortable with. In many ways the learners themselves have become disruptors to traditional education and one needs to teach ‘where they are at’ to get the required results.
Enter KLIEK, an amazing, fresh, blended learning approach for teaching and learning Afrikaans FAL.
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To address 21st Century learning and teaching requirements, KLIEK has developed a fully integrated workbook and online platform approach which extends front of class teaching onto learners’ personal devices.
KLIEK is designed to blend into the teachers’ style. Teachers present lessons using the workbook and online portal, and from there learners complete the book- and platform based interactive activities and tests. All digital activities collate with the book and make learning truly engaging. The animations and games are youthful in style and are all unique. As learners complete the fun activities they get immediate feedback on their progress and even get badges for effectively completing tasks. Through this programme, Afrikaans teachers can take the reins in technology-enabled learning geared towards results.
The portal also contains much additional study work and examples related to each language concept. For teachers there is also a fully integrated feedback tool which allows teachers to assess learners’ progress and areas of required development.
KLIEK’s blended learning approach has been developed by a dynamic teacher and developer team to specifically engage and motivate Generation Z learners while meeting curriculum requirements.
Learners that are currently using the programme greatly enjoy the variety. There is a clear and measurable improvement in not only their marks but also their attitude towards learning Afrikaans.
KLIEK can be applied from Grades 6 – 12 and can be integrated at any point in a learner’s schooling. It will convert the Afrikaans classroom into a Digital Learning Hub.