Course Catalogue

Want to:
* Improve your reading and language skills?
* Grow your vocabulary?
* Expand your general knowledge?
* Earn certificates?
* Stretch your mind?

Well, you can! FunDza’s courses are based on exciting local stories, poems that explore topics ranging from slay queens to similes… What’s more – they’re FREE!

For each course you complete for which you get 50% or more on average, you will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ and – if you score more than 75% on average (unless otherwise stated for a specific course) – you’ll get a ‘Certificate of Excellence’. Download your certificate from your profile once you have successfully completed it.

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Open Course - for richer or poorer

Stories can help us reflect on the world we live in, and this course consists of two short stories, an article and a poem that explore the differences between rich and poor, and how inequality shapes everyday lives and experiences. Complete the course to develop your comprehension and understanding. (15 quizzes. Course finishes 31 May. Certificates available for download upon successful course completion if you got above 50%.)

Open Course: Stories from the future

This challenging course explains science fiction, and showcases three short stories set in the future. 'Things to do in Durban when you're dead' is written by world-famous writer Sarah Lotz, specially for FunDza, and the two short stories were winners in a competition where writers had to imagine the world in 2044. (Course finishes 31 June. Certificates available for download upon successful course completion if you got above 50%.)

Permanent Course: Better than a pill

This is the first of our permanent courses that is ALWAYS ON! It explores the benefits of reading to show you that reading (on FunDza!) is not only enjoyable but is linked to a whole host of other benefits as well. 5 short quizzes. (Certificates available for download upon successful course completion if you got above 50%.)

Permanent Course: Lessons for life

Back by popular demand! This course will help you to develop inner strength and well-being as you reflect on your life. Articles cover topics such as gratitude, resilience, judgement of others and ourselves, and more, all accompanied by multiple-choice questions that aim to help your comprehension and self reflection. This course forms part of our permanent course collection and will be ALWAYS ON! 14 quizzes. Certificates available for download upon successful course completion if you got above 50%.)

Permanent course: Perfect your punctuation

Brush up on your punctuation skills with this detailed and sometimes challenging course that ranges from capital letters at the beginning of sentences, full-stops at the end, and then everything in between! Also includes that tricky business of punctuating direct speech... (Certificates available for download upon successful course completion if you got above 50%.)

Permanent Course: Writing academic essays

This course, particularly aimed at tertiary students, helps you to understand and write academic essays, giving you practical tips and guidance along the way. (5 quizzes. Certificates available for download upon successful course completion if you got above 50%.)

Permanent Course: Writing good essays

There are different kinds of essays required at school, and some of the essay writing tips here will come in very useful for tertiary and work writing too. Work through this course to improve your writing in discursive, persuasive, reflective, narrative and descriptive essays, and watch your marks go up and/or your reader numbers grow! (16 quizzes. Certificates available for download upon successful course completion if you got above 50%.)

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