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Welcome to About the Department of Xhosa

The core activity of the Xhosa Department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the teaching of Xhosa to both mother-tongue speakers (Xhosa Studies) and non-mother-tongue speakers (Xhosa Language Acquisition)


 

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The core activity of the Xhosa Department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the teaching of Xhosa to both mother-tongue speakers (Xhosa Studies) and non-mother-tongue speakers (Xhosa Language Acquisition). Beginning in 2007, the Department has also volunteered to offer credit-bearing introductory courses to Pharmacy , Community and Health Sciences , and Dentistry.

It is heartening that other faculties realise the role that the Xhosa Department can play in their curricula. Since 1999, the Iilwimi Sentrum has made use of departmental staff members in rendering language services.

A vibrant team of just under ten staff members is responsible for all the teaching, research and community services offered. In recent years, conference attendance has picked up, as well as the reworking of presentations (papers) into publications (articles). All staff members currently also jointly participate in a large departmental research project, the eXe-Files, a project in the broad field of computational linguistics.

To learn more about the Xhosa Department and all its activities, please browse the menu on the left. Under 'Staff' each member is briefly presented, under 'Modules' an overview of the modules is offered, under 'Research' the overarching departmental research project is outlined, under 'Products' a few books, CD-ROMs and online tools produced by department members are listed, under 'Links' a number of useful web pages are brought together, and if you want to contact the department, please go to 'Contact Us'.

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