The Department offers Arabic, French, German and Latin from the first year, which is a foundation course, to the second and third year levels, which are divided into modules. There are no languages requirements for any of these languages, although a knowledge of grammar terms will be helpful. A National Senior Certificate is all that is required; however, if a student has done one of these languages at Matric level, they will be exempted from doing the first year, and can do the course at second year level. However, in the case of German, a small test will be given to those students who have done Matric German. The test will be administered by the lecturer early in the year just to ascertain whether the potential student is in fact ready for second year German.