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 offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 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.
You can apply until:
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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.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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