Online language support to students

Posted on 22/03/2020 · Posted in Online language support

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Have a look here to see how to get the best online language support as a student!

Writing consultations: Discuss your own writing with a trained consultant through the Writing Lab. You can make an appointment on KENAKO for an online writing consultation via MS Teams (you will receive a Teams meeting request after you have made the appointment), or  e-mail us for an appointment:
Anne-Mari Lackay | Vinelene Hartley | Rose Richards

Writing workshops: Attend a tailor-made online Writing Lab workshop to help you write your research proposal, literature review, thesis or journal article. You could even form a writing support group through the Writing Lab. Contact us for our list of scheduled workshops, which will roll out late April/early May.
Selene Delport | 021 808 4307

Reading consultations and workshops: Learn how to read more strategically and competently. Our Reading Lab offers a visual and cognitive processing program to optimise your reading.
Marisca Coetzee | 021 808 2811

English courses: Improve your academic English with our online English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Programme, which offers a choice of either or both EAP modules: Reading & Writing, and Speaking & Language. Or enrol for our online Intensive English Programme (IEP) to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You could also do a blended learning TEFL course (for teaching English as a foreign language) or an online IELTS preparation course to help you develop the strategies to write the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam.
Shannon Bishop | 021 808 2167

Afrikaans and isiXhosa courses: Learn Afrikaans or isiXhosa and deepen your connection with people. For social language skills, try tandem learning with a buddy, survival sessions or group learning through our Language Learning Hub. Please contact us for our schedule of online offerings. We also offer semester courses for international students.
Afrikaans-kursusse: Vernita Beukes 
Xhosa-kursusse
: Zandile Kondowe
TaalleerhubHelga Sykstus
Algemene navrae: Jeanene Olivier | 021 808 2167

Academic Literacies: Equip yourself for strategic communication – in an academic setting and in your occupation and industry – with our credit-bearing academic literacies modules which we run within faculties. Modules focus on professional, business and scientific communication, writing skills and skills for academic discourse.
Jeanene Olivier | 021 808 2167

Interpreting: While we do not interpret in ‘real time’ for online classes, our Interpreting Service has an experienced team of professional interpreters who will make sure that those requiring our services will have access to their lecture content online through translations of podcasts. In either Afrikaans or English, depending on the language of learning and teaching, and sometimes in isiXhosa.
Juanli Theron | 021 808 4183

Terminology: Check out the trilingual terminology tool on our website for subject terminology in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa  –  www1.sun.ac.za/languagecentre-terminologies

Editing and Translation: Use the Language Service to edit and translate any documents –  for example, your research questionnaires, consent forms or abstract. We translate into 15 languages, including isiXhosa.
Marguerite van der Waal | 021 808 3096

Transcriptions: Get a professional transcription of your research interviews so that you can get on with the research itself.
Tania Botha |021 808 4182