•  To provide a supportive environment for both theoretical and applied approaches, and for open, critical debate on various aspects of language learning and language use.
  • To help students use their language learning experience to gain an understanding of how language is related to individual cognition and to social context.
  •  To help students gain an appreciation of how languages are used to achieve a wide range of social, cultural, aesthetic purposes.
  • To equip the graduates with some basic knowledge of modern languages necessary for intercultural communication.
  •  To inculcate into graduates a mentality of viewing applied language studies as a problem-driven field that also includes the solution of language-related problems in the real world.
  • Five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English and isiNdebele

    and

    2 ‘A’ level passes including isiNdebele

    or

    A Diploma in Education majoring in isiNdebele.

4 years Conventional and Block Release.

  • On successful completion of the degree programme, graduates can be formally employed in the private or public sector. They may also be self-employed. The following career prospects are available to graduates:

    Private sector-creative writers, consultants, publishers, translators,

    editors.

    Public sector-researchers, editors, interpreters, language policy planners, lecturers, lexicographers, diplomatic attaches, adult education officers.

    Self-employment-publishers, creative writers.

Modules:
  • HSLA1105    Computers and Information Literacy Skills
  • HSLA 1107    Introduction to Ndebele Linguistics
  • HSLA 1108    The History of IsiNdebele
  • HSLA 1109    The Ndebele Philosophy and World View
  • HSLA 1110    Culture and Counselling
  • HSLA 1111     HIV,AIDS and Culture
Modules:
  • HSLA1203 Introduction to Southern African Languages
  • HSLA 1204 Multilingualism and Language Contact in post-Colonial Africa
  • HSLA 1206 African Languages and the Media
  • HSLA 1207 Introduction to Ndebele Literature
  • HSLA 1208 Ndebele Oral Literature
  • HSLA 1209 Ndebele Theatre
  • IDPL1201 Peace and Leadership Studies
Modules:
  • HSLA2104 Research in Language and Communication
  • HSLA 2205 Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • HSLA 2206 Language Learning and Acquisition
  • HSLA 2207 Current issues in Ndebele Literature
  • HSLA 2208 Theatre for Development
  • HSLA 2209 Onomastics
Modules:
  • HSLA2204 Language change and Development
  • HSLA 2205 Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • HSLA 2206 Language Learning and Acquisition
  • HSLA 2207 Current issues in Ndebele Literature
  • HSLA 2208 Theatre for Development
  • HSLA 2209 Onomastics
Modules:

HSLA 3000 Industrial Attachment

Student's Work Related Learning Report
Academic Supervisor's Assessment Report
Employer's Assessment Report

Modules:
  • HSLA4101 Sociolinguistics
  • HSLA 4102 Material design I
  • HSLA 4107 Ndebele Morpho-syntax
  • HSLA 4108 Arts and Cultural Industries
  • HSLA 4109 Comparative Nguni Literature
  • HSLA 4110 Writing for the Stage
  • HSLA 4111 Creative Writing
Modules:
  • HSLA4202 Materials Design II
  • HSLA 4203 Ethnomusicology
  • HSLA 4205 Dissertation
  • HSLA 4206 Theatre in Education
  • HSLA 4207 Ndebele Semantics and Pragmatics
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