Xhosa Communication IA
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
African Studies, Xhosa
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units18
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 5
Hours & Credits
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.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.