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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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We have all experienced bullying in one way or another. This course consists of two short stories and an article that explores this issue from different perspectives. (2 hours).
Course competition: Making it with the Majolas
The Making it with the Majolas course competition takes readers on Nolwazi's journey as she follows her dreams of running her own business, supported by the Majola family.
This course competition, sponsored by Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, is only open to people over the age of 18 years who live in South Africa. Please read the full Terms and Conditions here here
before signing up.
FunDza and Metropolitan bring you a rerun of the popular "Moving Up with the Majolas" course. This not only introduces you to the ups and downs of the Majola family, but it also gives you interesting and practical information on financial matters too such as how to budget, and make good financial choices. 20 quizzes. AND - if you get above 50% you can earn rewards on Ztlo. Details on final survey.
Financial literacy course 2: That Majola Magic
That Majola Magic course continues the journey with the Majola family. It has been a year and a half since the Majola family laid the tombstone on the grave of Grace Majola – beloved wife to Baba and mother to Themba, Samke and Busi. Find out what is happening now in their lives, and what decisions they need to make to become financially healthy and wise. AND - if you get above 50% you can earn rewards on Ztlo. Details on final survey.
Open course - All about nouns
This course is all about NOUNS - common ones, proper ones, collective ones... you name it, it's covered! Challenge your brain with these tricky objects and enjoy the learning! 16 very quizzes.
Open course: Matric success 2022 - Poetry
This challenging course analyses the tools and techniques used in the 10 poems prescribed for grade 12 English as a First Additional Language. The descriptions and questions will deepen your understanding of these rich poems. Grade 12 learners who are studying poetry will find it particularly useful, but it will certainly develop all participants' appreciation of poetry. 10 quizzes.
Permanent Course - Practising Comprehension 1
Practise your comprehension skills on these 6 different texts. Some are factual, some are more personal and reflective. The questions develop deep reading, increase your vocabulary, and extend your knowledge. 7 quizzes.
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%.)
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%.)
This course has a line-up of powerful poems that will stretch your mind and touch your heart. Some poems and questions are challenging - but even if you don't get all answers right, you will grow in your understanding and appreciation of these evocative poems. (2 hours)
Reading: 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%.)
Training: Running teen reading clubs
This course, aimed at teachers and reading group facilitators, presents both the theory and practice of why and how to get young people reading for pleasure, either in class group sessions or as part of an after-school programme.
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