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Honours and Master’s in Applied Linguistics and African Languages (AXL07)

Admission requirements:

Faculty admission requirements as set out under Rule FH3 and FM3 apply.

Programme requirements:

  • Honours: BA with a major in an African language
  • Master’s: Honours in Applied Linguistics and African Languages with a pass of at least 60%.

 Note: These two programmes form part of a two-year cycle; each programme is accordingly offered in alternate years.

 

Honours (126-140 NQF credits)

Compulsory (core) courses:

Code                  

Course title                                                                                          

AXL4300W

Research Essay/Project

AXL4301F

Language Contact and Bilingualism

AXL4312F

African Linguistics

 

Elective courses: Two courses from the list below

Code                

Course title                                                                                           

AXL4313S

African Languages in Education

AXL4314S

Materials Development in Multilingual Education

EDN5519S Early Literacy in School and at Home

EDN6080S

Academic Literacies

 

Master's (192-216 NQF credits)

Prescribed curriculum:

Master’s students are required to complete a minor dissertation and four taught courses of which no more than two can be at HEQSF level 8 (4000 level).

 

Compulsory (core) courses:

Code                   

Course title                                                                                                                    

AXL5301W

Minor Dissertation

AXL5306F

Terminology and Terminography

AXL5307F

Human Language Technology

 

Elective courses: Two courses from the list below:

Code                   

Course title                                                                                                                    

EDN6016S

Emergent Literacy: Children Coming to Literacy

EDN6080S

Academic Literacies

AXL4313S

African Languages in Education

AXL4314S

Materials Development in Multilingual Education

AXL5309S

Translating and Interpreting

 

  • Any other related course approved by the Convener
  • In addition, students will be required to attend a non-credit bearing semester long seminar series on issues of method, fieldwork, analysis, ethics, thesis writing and referencing.