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Languages offered: Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa), Swati (Siswati), Venda (Tshivenda), Tsonga (Xitsonga), Xhosa (IsiXhosa), Southern Sotho (Sesotho), Tswana (Setswana), Zulu (IsiZulu) and Ndebele (IsiNdebele). Details in connection with the beginners' modules in African Languages will be found below. Note that there are restrictions on the admission of students to the beginners' modules. The various African languages offered by the University have been classified into groups as follows: (i) Nguni - Seswati, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and IsiNdebele, (ii) Sesotho - Northern Sesotho , Southern Sesotho and Setswana, (iii) Xitsonga, (iv) Tshivenda, (v) Any other African language approved by the Senate. NB Notes: For the two beginners modules tuition is in English, but language specific material is provided for the chosen target language. These modules are offered on the NQF Level 5 and serve as electives in other programmes. For the major in African Languages two modules are offered on the NQF Level 5 for all the official African languages of South Africa or any other language approved by Senate; three modules are offered on the NQF Level 6 for all the official African languages of South Africa or any other African language approved by Senate; and five modules are offered on the NQF Level 7 for all the official African languages of South Africa or any other African language approved by Senate. Tuition will be offered in English as well as African languages presented on additional media. A reading and writing knowledge of an African language is a strong recommendation for all the modules of the major in African Languages, except for AFL1501.

Major combinations:
NQF Level 5: AFL1501, AFL1502
NQF Level 6: AFL2601, AFL2602, AFL2603
NQF Level 7: AFL3701, AFL3702, AFL3703, AFL3704, AFL3705

Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - TSW1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Setswana Literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in Setswana, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - ZUL1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Zulu
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in isiZulu as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of isiZulu. Student teachers who achieve the outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - SSO1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Sesotho literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in IsiNdebele, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - TSW1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Setswana as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of Setswana. Student teachers who achieve th outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - ZUL1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Zulu
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in isiZulu as a First Additional Langauage for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threhold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in isiZulu as their first additional language.
Language Through an African Lens - AFL1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module will be able to demonstrate linguistic and cultural diversity awareness and sensitivity in order to enhance their interpersonal relationships in day-to-day situations. In addition, this module will equip students with appropriate skills, competencies, attitudes and values to interact across cultures in a respectful way while appreciating their own linguistic and cultural background in relation to the languages and cultures of others.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - SSO1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Sesotho as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of Sesotho. Student teachers who achieve th outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - TSW1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Setswana as a First Additional Language for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in Setswana as their first additional language
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - ZUL1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Zulu,English
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of IsiZulu literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in isiZulu, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
African Language and Culture in Practice - AFL1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who want to develop competencies in interacting successfully in a multicultural society. These competencies include the ability to understand the significance of language and culture so that they can play a role in nurturing and safeguarding their own language and culture.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - SSO1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Sesotho as a First Additional Language for BEd Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in isiNdebele as their first additional language
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - TSW1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Setswana literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in Setswana, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Communication Dynamics in African Languages - AFL2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa
Purpose: This module will be useful to students, who want to develop their communicative competence, skills and knowledge in African languages, especially as language practitioners in the field of communication sciences. It provides a broad background of the origins of African languages and equips students with insights into the nature of African languages, which will be of practical value to them in the fields of language development, lexicography, human language technologies, effective communication, verbal and nonverbal interaction as well as multilingualism and language contact.
Language and Communication Skills Acquisition in an African Language I - AFL1503
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree,Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide students with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of an African language. Students who achieve the outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the target language and be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills. They will also be culturally sensitive to language nuances on an elementary level.
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - SSO1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Sesotho literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in isiNdebele, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - VEN1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of Tshivenda as a home language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the Foundation and Intermediate phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics
Understanding African Management Practices as Reflected in African Languages Literature and Texts - AFL2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who need to communicate with people of different cultures. African languages literature and texts are used to illustrate African management practices and to inculcate an appreciation of how societal values are expressed.
Language and Communication Skills Acquisition in an African Language II - AFL1504
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AFL1503
Purpose: To provide students with the opportunity to grasp written content of African language literary texts at an elementary level. Students who achieve the outcomes of this course will be able to use vocabulary, figurative language and idiomatic expressions in an original text, and be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills.
Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - SWA1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of siSwati as a Home language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation and Intermediate phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - VEN1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Tshivenda Literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in Tshivenda with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the authors' creative choices regarding language.
Literature and Society: a Perspective on African Languages - AFL2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the way in which African languages literature depicts various aspects of society. This module will be useful to students who want to develop competence, skill and knowledge in understanding the various literary genres found in African languages, critiquing literary works in African languages, explaining the role of the author in addressing societal issues and discovering the application of various literary theories to African languages literature.
Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - NDE1505
Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of IsiNdebele as a Home language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation and Intermediate phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - SWA1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of siSwati literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in siSwati, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - VEN1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Tshivenda as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of Tshivenda. Student teachers who achieve th outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
African Languages: The Science of Language in Context - AFL3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Xhosa,English,Northern sotho,Zulu
Purpose: This module will be useful for students engaged in language teaching and language practice (including remedial teaching), editing, language consultancy (translating and interpretation, language services), lexicography and glossary development in different professions (medicine, health, business, law, entertainment, sport, politics and religion). The module aims to empower students to apply language in a purposeful and focused way to the benefit of the community.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - SWA1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in siSwati as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of siSwati. Student teachers who achieve th outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - NDE1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of isiNdebele literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in IsiNdebele, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - VEN1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Tshivenda as a First Additional Language for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in Tshivenda as their first additional language.
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and African Languages - AFL3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa
Purpose: This module will empower students with an understanding of African conduct and perspectives, making them part of a developing community intellectually and enabling them to identify with people's values. Students will be afforded access to terminology and activities of indigenous knowledge systems in the development of African languages.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - NDE1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in isiNdebele as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of isiNdebele. Student teachers who achieve the outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - SWA1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in siSwati as a First Additional Language for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in siSwati as their first additional language.
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - VEN1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Tshivenda Literature for First Additional language in the Foundation Phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in Tshivenda, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
An Introduction to Language Policy and Planning in South Africa: the Case of African Languages - AFL3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa
Purpose: This module will be useful for students engaged in the field of language teaching, language practice, language consultancy, language services and language planning. The purpose of the module is to empower students by teaching them what language rights they have as citizens, to encourage the promotion and development of African languages as vehicles for reconstruction, and to help them view African languages as a resource.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - NDE1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in IsiNdebele as a First Additional Language for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in isiNdebele as their first additional language.
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - SWA1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of siSwati literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in siSwati, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - XHO1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of IsiXhosa as a Home language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation and Intermediate phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Language Technology, Terminography and Lexicography - AFL3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Zulu,Xhosa,English,Northern sotho
Purpose: This module will be useful to students engaged in language practice involving human language technology, terminography and lexicography. The module aims to equip students with insights into aspects of language technology with particular reference to the African languages, and to the linguistic knowledge necessary when developing indigenous African languages in the area of terminology and lexicography. Students credited with the module will be able to: demonstrate insight into a range of language technologies; identify, create and document terms; apply acquired dictionary compilation skills.
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - NDE1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of IsiNdebele literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in isiNdebele, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African Languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - TSO1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of Xitsonga as a Home Language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, foundation phase - XHO1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of isiXhosa literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in IsiXhosa, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Creative Writing and Translation - AFL3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa
Recommendation: AFL2601, AFL2602 and AFL2603
Purpose: This module underscores the importance of literature as a custodian of culture and language. It guides the students into discovering and developing their creative talents and is intended to equip them with practical skills to produce different types of literary works, to translate literary texts from one language into another and to edit original and translated texts. Students credited with this module can become authors, translators, editors and critical reviewers of literary works.
Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - SPE1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of Sepedi as a Home language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation and Intermediate phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - TSO1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Xitsonga literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in Xitsonga, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - XHO1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in isiXhosa as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of isiXhosa. Student teachers who achieve th outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Sound Systems - AFL4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa Module presented online
Purpose: To introduce students to articulatory phonetics so that they can apply these principles to their main languages. It also provides students with an overview of the basic principles of phonology, phoneme analysis in terms of distinctive features as well as the utilisation of these features to account for phonological processes and phonological rules.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - SPE1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Sepedi literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in Sepedi, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - TSO1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Xitsonga as a Second Additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide Student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of Xitsonga. Student teachers who achieve the outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - XHO1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in IsiXhosa as a First Additional Language for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in isiXhosa as their first additional language.
From Form to Meaning - AFL4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in Zulu,Xhosa,English,Northern sotho Module presented online
Purpose: To equip speakers of the target African languages with knowledge of the structure of the word, the nature of the morph and morpheme and selected morphological processes. It also helps the student identify and investigate specific syntactic problems. Different issues pertaining to the study of semantics are also dealt with.
Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - SPE1507
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: the module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Sepedi as a second additional language for student teachers with no or little background knowledge of the language. It will provide student teachers with the opportunity to learn the basic language structure and vocabulary of Sepedi. Student teachers who achieve the outcomes of this course will be able to communicate on an elementary level with speakers of the language. They will be equipped with basic reading, listening and comprehension skills with emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - TSO1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: is to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Xitsonga as a first additional language for B.Ed Foundation and Intermediate phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their first additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in Xitsonga as their first additional language
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - XHO1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of IsiXhosa literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in isiXhosa, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Orature in African Languages - AFL4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa Module presented online
Purpose: To give students an overview of the subject Traditional Literature, focusing on its nature and its genres. The secondary objective is to tackle the subject from a global point of view in order to enable the student to see the subject in its proper perspective.
Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - SPE1508
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Sepedi as a First Additional Language for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate Phases. This module will provide qualifying student teachers with levels of language proficiency that meet the threshold levels necessary for effective learning across the curriculum since learners may learn through the medium of their First Additional language in the South African context. Student teachers will be exposed to an equal emphasis on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualifying student teachers will be able to function effectively in their immediate community as teachers in isiNdebele as their first additional language.
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - TSO1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module is to equip qualifying student teachers with appropriate skills and knowledge of Xitsonga literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in Xitsonga, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - ZUL1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Zulu
Purpose: is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of IsiZulu as a Home language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation and Intermediate phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Literary Studies in African Languages - AFL4804
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English,Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa Module presented online
Purpose: This paper focuses on taking modern literature in African languages to new heights and into a new direction. The approach is essentially practical with the tacit aim and objective of empowering students to become artists and creative critics.
Applied African Languages Literature for First Additional Language - SPE1509
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of Sepedi literature for first additional language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary texts in Sepedi, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - TSW1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of Setswana as a Home language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation and Intermediate phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of the various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Applied African Languages Literature for Home Language, Foundation phase - ZUL1506
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in Zulu
Purpose: is to equip qualifying student teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge of isiZulu literature for home language in the foundation phase. Qualifying graduates will be provided with the skills of interpreting literary text in IsiZulu, with an emphasis on children's literature. The qualifying student teacher will be able to write about the genres of poetry, prose and oral literature with attention to the author's creative choices regarding language.
Research Report - HRAFL81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in Northern sotho,Zulu,Xhosa,English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with research skills to produce a research report based on their independent critical exploration of linguistic, sociolinguistic and literary phenomena in the African Languages. This module will be useful for language practitioners in linguistics and literature and serves to sensitise students to sociolinguistic variables in a multilingual society.
Applied African languages Grammar for Home Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase - SSO1505
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module is intended to equip qualifying student teachers with the knowledge and skills of Sesotho as a Home Language so that it may be used as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation and Intermediate Phases. Although listening and speaking skills are important, the emphasis is on the understanding of various basic aspects of grammar of the language, including phonetic, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.