Course Catalogue

Comprehension collection – improve your reading

Brush up your reading and comprehension skills by answering questions on a range of articles on interesting topics. (Course ends end October. Certificates sent out first week of November.)

Literature Study: Two short stories – ‘Beads under my Shirt’ and ‘Courage like a lion’

Develop your skills of literary analysis while enjoying two popular FunDza stories about finding internal courage to stand up for yourself. There are comprehension, language and vocabulary questions as well as questions that help you understand literary terms and devices. (Course ends 30 September 2020. Certificates of completion sent out first week of October.)

Power to the People: Protest literature during Apartheid

This course uses literature by some famous South African writers written during apartheid to highlight the struggles and injustices of the time. Literature can give voice to individual stories and experiences in a unique way. The texts come from a book called Amagama eNkululeko and the whole book is on the site for you to read. The texts are demanding, but you will learn a lot from this course as the explanations given for which answer is correct also give you lots more insight and historical information. (Course ends 30 November 2020. Certificates of completion sent first week of December.)

Punctuation – getting it right

Do you struggle to work out when to use a colon, when to use a semi-colon, let alone how to punctuate direct speech? This course will help you master all those pesky problems that punctuation can bring – and brought back by popular demand!

Stories change lives!

Stories can change your life! Do this short course to find out more about the power of reading, and how these squiggles on a page or screen can take you further than you can imagine…