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Welcome to Department of Language Education

Lanuguage Education


Taught by a senior team of lecturers in the Faculty of Education, our B Ed (Hons) course in Language in Education is intended for persons with a strong interest in language issues.

Do you see language as an integral part of facilitating learning in your classroom? Do you wish to find out more about language across the curriculum? Do you want a better understanding of the social and political context of language teaching? The course is intended for persons with a strong interest in language issues. It offers state of the art academic direction to the following professions:

  •     language teachers
  •     future language teacher trainers
  •     publishers and editors
  •     private language teachers
  •     curriculum developers and planners

What makes the course unique?

The B Ed (Hons) Language in Education course is the only course of its kind in the country that has English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans as its orientation. It leads to further study either towards the M. Ed. degree, or to complete our inter-disciplinary Masters in Language Education / Applied Linguistics.

Course Contents

 The course consists of three core courses, four language education courses, and one additional B Ed (Hons) course, chosen from those not yet selected.

Core courses

  •     Metatheory
  •     South African education
  •     Curriculum, teaching and learning

Language in education courses

  •     Curriculum and pedagogy
  •     Sociolinguistics in education
  •     Orientations in the teaching and learning of language
  •     Research approaches in language education

Additional course

Any available B Ed (Hons) course not yet selected.

How is the course scheduled?

Classes are normally conducted on weekday afternoons and evenings.


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