FACULTY OF ARTS
School for Languages
The School of Languages, which is housed in the Frans du Toit Building (E9), primarily offers training in languages and literature, especially the language and literature of the following languages: Afrikaans and Dutch, German, English, French and Setswana (both as mother tongue and as a foreign language). Apart from this, courses in Creative Writing (the first university in South Africa to offer this at undergraduate level), Language Technology (the only university offering comprehensive training and qualifications in language technology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level), as well as Translation and Interpreting Studies (in which interpretation and text editing are also incorporated) are also offered. The offer is, therefore, versatile and extensive: Multilingualism is an important focus point – there is a reason for the motto of the school: ‘My language, your language, our languages’! Apart from this the school also hosts the modules in Academic Literacy (AGLA/AGLE) – these modules aim to prepare students to integrate academically at the university. It has been very successful.
The staff of the school are very well trained (many of them have already obtained their doctorates) and they take part in specialist discourses, nationally and internationally; the lecturers are actively involved in excellent teaching (many of them have received teaching awards), and they care for their students. Training and research are our passion and we invite students to come and study with us. Together we can fly!