Practical competence: Language proficiency in chosen languages. Writing and productive skills. Translation, interpreting and text editing skills. Terminology and document management skills. Basic language, text and discourse research skills. Supportive linguistic, text and discourse, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, socio-pragmatic, pragma-linguistic and cross-cultural competence.Foundational competence: Knowledge of and insight into the theoretical underpinning of linguistics, the chosen languages and communication. Reflective competence: Strategic and critical application of theory in linguistics and communication with a view to practical, academic and professional situations.

The curriculum for the BA (Language Practice) programme consists of 22 semester modules compiled as follows:

First Year Second Year Third Year Semester modules
Linguistics 1A&1B Linguistics 2A&2B Linguistics 3A&3B 6
Language 1A&1B or 1C&1D Language 2A&2B Language 3A&3B 6
Language Practice 1A&1B Language Practice 2A&2B Language Practice 3A&3B 6
Language 1A&1B Language 1A&1B 4
8 semester modules 8 semester modules 4 semester modules 22

Language majors: Afrikaans, English, French, isiZulu, Modern Greek, and Sepedi.

Language electives: Afrikaans, English, French, isiZulu, Modern Greek and Sepedi.

Alternative language electives: Northern Sotho 1A&1B and Zulu 1A&1B. (These subjects are available to students to choose from, on condition that there are no timetable clashes.)

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Feb 2020
5,000 EUR
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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