are the languages that are commonly offered by the African Languages
and Literatures Section. Please note that whilst we try to accommodate
the student's language requirements, the choice is also dependent on
the availability of staff to teach these languages. Always check with
the section if you are in doubt.
We offer Xhosa as a major for second language speakers. First language speakers of Xhosa will be able to major in IsiXhosa Language and Literature Studies (please check the Courses button for more information).
We also offer additional courses which are intended for
during the second semester. All our courses are semester courses: F
courses are first semester courses and S courses are second semester
offer Sotho for second languages speakers only. Sotho Additional is
offered during the second semester . All our courses are semester
courses: F courses are first semester courses and S courses are second
semester courses.Currently we do not offer a major in Sotho.
Question: Why do we not use the prefixes, isi-, se-
and ki- on this webpage?
Answer: The webpage is in English and we therefore use the English translations of the names of these languages. In the same way, you would not refer to French as "Francais" or German as "Deutsch" if you were talking or writing about these languages in English.
The Section does not currently offer Zulu but please contact us if you
are interested in studying this language. African Voices' self-study
multimedia course, Speak
Zulu With Us,
is a good resource for teaching yourself Zulu. There is both a
Beginners and an Intermediate to Advanced Course. Email email@example.com.
Julian Lloyd and Zukile Jama's Tsueme kiSwahili is a multimedia program for the learning of Swahili. Visit http://users.iafrica.com/j/jl/jlloyd/ for more information
Other book resources
Visit www.kalahari.net and search Swahili.