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.