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Natasha Engelbrecht (Head of German Studies)

MA (Leipzig, Stellenbosch), PhD (Rhodes)

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Research Interests:

In her research Natasha engages with foreign language teaching in adult learner groups, specifically language acquisition, curriculum design, and translation in foreign language courses.

PhD Thesis: Exploring structures and beliefs underlying textbook praxis in German foreign language courses at a South African university – a social realist perspective


2020  Engelbrecht, N. Translation in Foreign Language Teaching - Cultivating Critical Reflection and Symbolic Competence. In: Kaschula, R.H. & Wolff, H.E.  The Transformative Power of Language.

2020 Engelbrecht, N. A reflection on the ‘non-place’ character of German foreign language (GFL) courses and coursebooks in South African higher education. In: IJTL. 15(2), 36-50.


Natasha teaches German language, literature, cultural studies as well as translation at all levels.

In 2017 she completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education at Rhodes University.

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