Xhosa Communication IA

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Xhosa Communication IA

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Xhosa

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    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 Disclaimer

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.


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