Adult Basic Education and Training - ABET
Supporting adult learning in South Africa


Adult basic education and training is the general conceptual foundation towards life long learning and development, comprising of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for social, economic and political participation and transformation applicable to a range of contexts. Abet is flexible, developmental and targeted at the specific needs of particular audiences and ideally, provides access to nationally recognized certificates.

"National multi-year implementation plan for adult education and training (Department of Education, 1997:12)"

With an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults, this website aims to provide information on ABET in South Africa - information for people wanting to become involved in ABET either as learners or educators. We hope we have at least gone part of the way to facilitating this very important aspect of education in South Africa.

The information you are looking for is out there! This website will point you in the right direction.

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Practical Guide to Facilitating Language Learning

Are you teaching or training to teach multilingual classes? Do you teach in a language that is not your home language? Do you struggle to come up with creative ideas for educational, interesting and entertaining lessons? What kind of lesson plans are necessary for learner-centred classrooms? What is the best method to assess learners? This practical and interactive guide stimulates creative thinking in the classroom and makes language learning fun. Student teachers will find guidance on creating interesting lessons for a multilingual environment and how to develop language confidence in their learners.

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