Why choose Fluentella as your next language partner?
We are offering Afrikaans lessons at a 50% discount at the moment!
We would like you to book a free (obligation and purchase free) trial lesson with Marie or Helena, our Afrikaans teachers, before you make a commitment. You are welcome to do so on our Shop page. Click on Free lessons, then the age of the student (we offer lessons to kids from 5-17 years old as well as adults). Fill in the form to book the free lesson and you’ll receive an email to confirm it. If you don’t see it immediately, please check your Spam folder.
After your free lesson, and if you are satisfied with your experience with us, you can get in contact with us again and we will provide you with the 50% discount code to use.
Fluentella is an international company owned by a South African. That is why we currently have the 50% discount for South African nationals or people living in South Africa only. Our 12 lesson Afrikaans course normally costs $350 (USD), but they are currently on sale for $175, which roughly equals R2500 depending on the conversion rate. We teach five different languages (which include Afrikaans, English, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish) to individuals from around the world, which is why our prices are in USD on our website.
For you, a South African so near to the owner’s heart, we’ll make an exception. You will be able to settle your lesson fee via bank transfer, in South African Rand, instead of using PayPal like the rest of the students from across the globe.
If you have any more questions, please get in touch. We are here to help.
Helena is from Cape Town, South Africa. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Drama from Stellenbosch University in 2007 and is also TEFL qualified. Helena has been teaching for three years. She spent two years teaching in South Korea as a classroom teacher at an English Academy and has been teaching students of all ages and levels online for the last year. She has a great passion for traveling and has lived and worked in four different countries. Helena believes some of the most important aspects of teaching are to make your students feel confident and comfortable and aiming to keep your lessons interesting, engaging, and fun!
Marie is from Cape Town, South Africa. She is a native Afrikaans speaker. She is able to help students of all ages and levels. She can help you or your child with Afrikaans grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing or any type of Afrikaans test preparation. She has nine years of teaching experience with all ages, levels, and nationalities.
- Nicole Bowes
Thanks to Fluentella I am now able to learn Portuguese and can chat with my boyfriends family in a language they understand! The lessons are fun, my teacher Daniel is awesome and it’s curated around my interests and set at a time that is convenient for me. If you want to learn a new language, Fluentella will definitely help!!!!!
March 2, 2020Huhu Liu
Marie真的是很好的老師，讓人不自覺喜歡英文，推薦一定要找她上課！ Marie is the best teacher I have even seen. She is not only my teacher, but also is my friend. When I had my first online English class with her, I felt so comfortable the whole time. I couldn’t believe I could speak English like that before meeting her. She has a special magic that helps people communicate in English naturally. She always encouraged me to believe I can do it, and helped me to improve my English level. Even better, when I was upset, she always listened to my problems and gave me advice. Because of the above reasons, if my friends want to study English I’ll recommend Marie first. I am so lucky to have met her.
February 10, 2019Sonja Malan de Beer
Fluentella is a fantastic medium for people to further their education. My husband and I have decided to learn Mandarin. Fluentella has made learning quite convenient as we take the classes from the comfort of our home. Our teacher Sophie, has been very nice and patient with her two new middle aged students.
November 14, 2019
- P.E. Beyers
Goeie dag liewe review-leser! 😉 Hoop dit gaan goed 😄😀😀 'n Nuwe taal is soos 'n bonus-wêreld wat oopmaak - 'n uitnodiging om interaksies in konneksies te omskep. Nana, van Fluentella, leer my om Zulu te praat en afgesien van haar uitstekende lesse is ons gesprekke vir my 'n weeklikse highlight. No jokes. Fluentella, dankie vir die voorstel aan 'n awesome nuwe vriend! 🌠 Nana is 'n super positiewe gees met 'n great sin vir humor en 'n oop hart. Helfte van die tyd lag ons, dan besef ek daarna wat ek als geleer het ⚡🚀 As dit by tegnologie kom, beskou ek nie myself as besonders begaafd nie, maar hierdie online Skype-tipe-jol werk actually super maklik. Kies die taal van jou keuse en voed jou lewe met groter konneksie - ek kan amper sweer dit dra by tot 'n beter wêreld 🙌🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏽 In 'n tyd van Corona-isolasie, upskill jouself tuis 💪 Volgende keer groet ons mekaar in Zulu 😉 Sala Kahle! 💚
March 20, 2020Shaye B Hopkins
Me estoy divirtiendo mucho! We are onto sentences people and I am loving it! I’ve been working with Monica from Fluentella for the last two weeks and it has been my saving grace. Not only is learning Spanish keeping my brain active and helping to improve my diction and listening skills, but it’s been so lovely interacting and learning through conversation. It’s so exciting to think in the future I’ll be able to not only travel and speak the native language, but also have a fluent conversation with the Barbershop boys downstairs. Even if I do get my vosotros and vosotras confused🤪 Luckily, Monica is extremely patient and makes lessons fun and relevant!
April 3, 2020
- Cintaine Schutte
Learning isiZulu with Fluentella and my teacher is the highlight of my day! With each lesson I feel more confident and eager to know more. My curiosity and questions is never too much for Nana. She pours so much love, attention and discipline into each lesson. Can't wait to explore this beautiful language more and more! Thank you Fluentella for opening up a whole new world for me ♥️🙏 #isizulu #nanaforthewin #fluentella
April 18, 2020
- Jacqueline Day
My 10 year old boy had his second Afrikaans class with Teacher Marie. Teacher Marie is fantastic and the class is fun while informative at the same time. Zack can literally not wait for his next class. A first for me! Can highly recommend Fluentella to any one who wants to learn a new language!
April 7, 2020Janneri Van Zyl
My 6 year old daughter had her first Mandarin class with Teacher Sophie. Teacher Sophie is energetic and the class was so much fun while still informative at the same time. Thanks so much!
May 3, 2019
- Chris Ansell
Only 2 sessions in and I'm already learning a TON! Monica has been helping me learn Spanish and is so easy to work with. Her ability to communicate the lessons effectively makes learning another language fun. I live in Los Angeles and becoming fluent (en espaniol) will certainly open up a world of opportunities for my business. Thank you!
October 6, 2019Víctor Vaca Rivadeneyra
Tuve mi primer experiencia en clases de Portugués y fue muy divertido en donde aprendí muchas palabras en Portugués en apenas mi primera clase. Daniel es un excelente profesor.. Recomiendo Fluntella a todos mis amigos de Facebook que quieran estudiar Inglés, Portugués, Mandarín y Koreano en línea
August 30, 2019Eben Genis
Thanks for the great Portugese language lesson! Online, organised, very professional! I was a bit nervous to attempt a language I have no experience with, but Daniel, the instructor, personalised the learning experience, and made me feel at ease and ready to learn immediately. I was very impressed by his knowledge about the history and economy of Brazil - (I had a lot of questions!). If you're looking for an immersive, tailor-made language learning experience, you cannot go wrong with these guys. Thanks again!
August 9, 2020
- Franklin Groenewald
Just finished my 2nd Spanish Lesson with Monica today and i was surprised of how much i still remembered after taking a 3 week break!! (due to covid) But im glad I'm back and is eager to learn more next week!!
June 12, 2020Bernice Drake
I've completely fallen in love with the French language! Julie is an incredible teacher, I really look forward to our online classes and I'm seriously surprised at home much I've learnt in such a short time! After only 5 classes, I'm (almost) able to count to 20 (there are a few sneaky little challenging numbers in-between), I can sing the French alphabet 🙂 I know months of the year, how to introduce myself, my age and profession and so much more... I would Absolutely recommend Fluentella!
May 7, 2020Ilze Tait
My daughter Emma had her first online Korean lesson with Taeyoung last week. Emma had fun while learning a few Korean phrases with her new teacher. Taeyoung was patient and added some elements to her lesson that suprised and interested Emma, like Peppa Pig and other props. I also liked the report that was sent after the lesson.
February 26, 2019
- Tom Foth
Today’s lesson was fantastic, Marie made it very simple and easy to follow. She was very patient and steered me in the right direction. I learned in the Afrikaans language that the word that follows a pronoun stays the same weather its plural or singular i.e. ek is, jy is, ons is. I was taught the vowel sounds and learned my likes and dislikes and the basic pronunciation of Afrikaans. I feel like there is a benefit being Scottish while learning Afrikaans, because I already pronounce certain words like “loch” and “och” it makes it easier to pronounce that throaty G sound, it is also an advantage being able to roll your r's. I never knew I could do that. I’ve been wanting to learn Afrikaans for years so I can talk to my partners friends and family, but I’ve always worried about sounding silly or it being too difficult to grasp. Marie at Fluentella has really made it simple and has given me confidence to go on and use what I have learned. Ek hou van Fluentella.
May 18, 2020Lené Pienaar
Ek is mal oor my Spaanse lesse!! Monica, die spaanse juffrou is baie oulik, baie snaaks en sy maak die lesse baie persoonlik wat baie lekker is. Mens leer dinge wat jy gewoonlik sou wou sê in jou huistaal eerste wat dit baie maklik maar om ook gedurende die dag dit weer te oefen! Sy daag my elke week uit met nuwe leer materiaal en die manier wat sy klas gee laat mens veilig voel om te oefen en foute te maak en daaruit te leer!
January 24, 2020Alan Michieli
I had my 2nd Portuguese class with Daniel this week!! I learned how "TO BE" myself Portuguese Style 😉 It was fun and easy to understand. Daniel was really receptive to my many questions and made sure I understood things before moving on. I am really looking forward to the 3rd class 😄
December 6, 2019
- Joel Fredette
I completed my second Mandarin lesson this morning and I’m really enjoying them. Learning to speak a new language can be intimidating however thanks to Sophie, I feel like I’m getting somewhere and I’m keen to learn more. She keeps it simple and fun while using examples of conversations that people would encounter daily or need to use while visiting Mandarin speaking areas like a simple greeting, hailing a taxi or asking for directions. I didn’t know what expect before starting with Fluentella, however with their approach to teaching I’m definitely feeling more confident with each lesson. Joel Fredette
February 18, 2020
Your questions answered
Can I contact Fluentella?
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Are there books, tests or homework involved?
A weekly report will be sent to you after each lesson, no matter if the student is a child or an adult. Along with this weekly report, we will send you the links to the games, quizzes and activities we did during the lesson, so you or your child can practice in your free time to maximize the language exposure. Fluentella does not use books during the lessons, everything is digital and shared from the teacher’s computer to yours.
How can I schedule lessons?
Fluentella uses PayPal or direct bank transfers (FNB) to receive payments. Please click here to make a reservation.
What do students need to do before a lesson?
Fluentella will send you a reminder email an hour before your lesson is scheduled to start. In this email you will find the link to your teacher’s online classroom. Click on the link at the time your lesson starts to see your teacher and start studying!
It is extremely important to ensure that you have a stable internet connection (with an upload and download speed of at least 1.5 Mbps) and any device like a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone with a webcam and speakers or headphones. These elements are absolutely essential for communication with your online teacher. We don’t want you to experience technical difficulties like losing the connection and poor audio and video quality.
How long are the lessons at Fluentella?
Kids between 5-9 years of age study for 25 minutes with our teachers. Older children (10-17) and adult lessons are all 50 minutes long.
How much is it?
One lesson for kids aged 5-17 = plus minus R250 / R500 (depending on the Rand/USD conversion rate)
Bundles for kids aged 5-17 = plus minus R1250 / R2500 (depending on the Rand/USD conversion rate)
Single lesson for adult aged 18 and over = plus minus R500 (depending on the Rand/USD conversion rate)
Bundles for adults aged 18 and over = plus minus R2500 (depending on the Rand/USD conversion rate)
Click here to read more about our lessons and pricing. (depending on the Rand/USD conversion rate)
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