Our most important clients are our students. To this end we spend a great deal of our energy on providing suitable language support in the teaching and learning environment. Because we want to equip our students with the necessary language skills and thinking strategies to complete their course successfully, we offer credit-bearing modules in various faculties to more than 2 500 students each year.
Sharpen your language skills or learn to communicate effectively and professionally by attending one of our short courses or workshops. Choose from a variety of topics presented throughout the year or ask us to tailor make a workshop to meet the needs of your company or faculty.
At the Language Centre you can expect fast, professional service with high-quality results within a reasonable time and at a reasonable price. Our team consists of language practitioners, project coordinators and a network of expert freelance language practitioners with a passion for language. What can we do for you?
At the SU Language Centre, we combine creative thought with effective communication to make your company’s communication more accessible to your intended audience. We analyse and shape complex communication, test your documents with your target audience and help you to create effective communication that projects a positive and professional image of your company.
Are you struggling to write your assignment, thesis or dissertation? The Writing Lab offers workshops and free consultations for students and staff of Stellenbosch University in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We also offer tailor-made workshops that address your specific writing needs and writing support groups for postgraduate students that motivate them through the often lonely thesis-writing experience.
Are you feeling swamped by masses of reading material for every test and exam? Are you struggling to understand your learning material? Are you becoming disheartened trying to track down relevant sources for your research assignments and making sense of them? Would you like to improve your reading speed? Is complex academic vocabulary proving to be a stumbling block for you? Are you looking for an appropriate reading strategy? Take heart! The Reading Lab offers various services – workshops in reading-skill development, one-on-one consultations, reading and learning support groups, a computer speed-reading development program – to help you overcome these problems. And these services are structured in such a way that you yourself can determine the speed at which you work.
The Language Centre is enthusiastic about the promotion of multilingualism. Consequently we are proud to be responsible for developing people’s language skills in isiXhosa and for compiling integrated technical terminology lists for the academic departments of Stellenbosch University.
Good research is essential for good language and communication support. Through our involvement in various research projects, we therefore want to ensure that our service delivery is always relevant and of the highest quality.