BA African Languages

UNISERV

Price: R30,000

Course Specifications

Mode of study : Offline

Location : 46 minute from Pretoria and 1hour 18 minutes from Jo'burg

Duration : 3 Year(s)

Date: To be Announced Later

Course Description

African languages are increasingly making their mark in the post-apartheid corporate and public spheres, with different companies and government departments introducing language policy adjustments that are in tandem with the National Language Policy Framework. Expertise in African languages in these different spheres are therefore becoming a requirement as can be seen in media (both broadcast and print), in education, law, and the financial sector.

There are two major streams to the teaching and learning of African Languages courses; mother tongue and non-mother tongue instruction.

Mother tongue instruction exposes students to the study or linguistics, sociolinguistics, African-language literature, African popular culture, film and television productions in African languages. 

Non-mother tongue instruction concerns itself with the teaching of the language and culture. Students will familiarise themselves with speaking, reading, writing and hearing either IsiZulu or Sesotho at the elementary level.

Career Outcomes

  • Education (secondary schools, institutions of higher learning, ABET)
  • Translation/interpreting
  • Interpreting
  • Prose/poetry or scriptwriting
  • Language advice in cultural industries
  • Language policy and planning
  • Copywriting and creative strategy in advertising
  • Content authorship for new technologies
  • Lexicography (the creation of dictionaries, spell-checker software)
  • National language 

Price: R30,000

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