2.    Courses and modules studying the multilingualism as a social phenomenon:

a)    Undergraduate courses in the language departments:

  • Cultural Studies is a course component in every year of German Studies 
  • Undergraduate courses in Linguistics are inherently comparative and promote multilingualism, focusing on syntax, phonology etc. 
  • The vocational IsiXhosa courses again

b)    There are postgraduate courses that contain modules that deal with multilingualism, and that often provide opportunities for  students to study aspects of multlingualism:  

  • The postgrad literacy module taught by Mark de Vos
  • The postgraduate programmes run by the African language Studies, French Studies and German Studies, since some of the students research work focus on multlingualism
  • MA in Journalism and Media Studies: Lorenzo Dalvit teaches a module on new media, in which he includes a session on diversity, and multilingualism as part of this
  • Ron Simango’s course entitled " Contact Linguistics: Bilingualism and related phenomena", which explores bilingualism as a linguistic and social phenomenon. This course increases students‘ ability to communicate in a diversity of languages, but it provides insights into the dynamics of linguistic diversity and its impact on the individual and the society.


c)    Multilingualism oriented curricula outside the context of language depts:
       Martin Villette course on entomology, which contained research project on the names of fauna and flora in isiXhosa.

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