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A linguistic adventure for international students

Posted on September 17th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

Students from abroad who wish to improve their English have the opportunity to enrol in the Language Centre’s Intensive English Programme (IEP). The programme.. Read more

A mosaic of experiences at the oldest university in the world

Posted on September 17th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news, Research

Sanet de Jager, a Language Centre interpreter, took part in the University’s mobility project, through which SU students and staff can participate in exchange.. Read more

Book tsunami: The biggest wave yet

Posted on September 17th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

“This year, only half a box of books was left over after the Book Tsunami,” says Dr Vernita Beukes, Language Centre lecturer and organiser.. Read more

ITsunami yeeNcwadi: Iprowujekthi enje ngelona liza likhulu elakha labakhona

Posted on September 17th, 2019 · Posted in Articles in isiXhosa, Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

“Kulo nyaka kuye kwasala iincwadi ezenza isiqingatha sebhokisi kuphela emva kweTsunami yeeNcwadi,” kutsho uGqr Vernita Beukes, ongumhlohli wakwiZiko leeLwimi nokwangumququzeleli weTsunami yeeNcwadi yeZiko yarhoqo.. Read more

A toast to a sixth language at the Language Hub

Posted on June 25th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

It is seldom that we get a request from someone who wants to come to South Africa for three months to learn Afrikaans. But.. Read more

Language resources for savvy speakers

Posted on June 25th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news, Research, Terminology, Writing tips

In April of this year, the comprehensive, multi-volume Afrikaans dictionary the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (the WAT) released its fifteenth volume, representing the.. Read more

Catch them out with language

Posted on June 25th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

It’s urgent! It’s from a well-known organisation! Act now! It’s probably fake … If you’re working for a large company, the odds are that.. Read more

Second home for Dutch prof

Posted on April 4th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news, Research

He has always been fascinated by South Africa, says Prof Carel Jansen, Language Centre research fellow, who was here again from the Netherlands in.. Read more

It’s a sign!

Posted on April 4th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

MI(SA), performed at the 2019 Woordfees, is an ambitious piece of theatre. It is a musical tryptic containing three masses: the Missa Luba (a.. Read more

A story accessible to Deaf children and children who can hear

Posted on April 4th, 2019 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

SU’s Department of General Linguistics has embarked on a project that involves a children’s story that young speakers of various languages – including users.. Read more