AXL4313S African Languages in Education

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor M Madiba

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours or Master’s programme.

Course outline:

This course aims to introduce the fundamentals of language planning and policy in education with a special focus on the role of African languages. It discusses the various aspects of language planning such as status planning, corpus planning and language acquisition planning. The role of African languages is critically examined in all these three components of language planning. The focus of the course is on both schooling and higher education.

DP requirements: • 75% attendance and participation at seminars.• Completion of set readings before each seminar.• Completion of assigned work within set deadlines.

Assessment: Two short essays of 3,000 words and a translation exercise, each counting 33% of the final mark.