Course Description

Course Name

Xhosa Communication IA

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course takes students from zero knowledge of Xhosa to a good, basic competency in the language. The course actively engages students in acquiring the language through a series of well-developed modules with an integrated approach to acquiring speaking, writing and comprehension skills in Xhosa. Grammar is taught in context and students are expected to apply their grammatical knowledge in task-based communication situations. Students are taught about different varieties of Xhosa and how to use these appropriately in social contexts.

DP requirements: Students are expected to complete all tests and assignments and attend at least
80% of all lectures, tutorials and language labs.

Assessment: Year work (tests, assignments and portfolio activities) counts 20%; orals count 30%; one two-hour examination counts 50% of the final mark.

*Course content subject to change