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Language & Literature

Lecturers:

Dr L Kwatsha

Dr Z Made

Dr L Mpofu

Mr R Endley

 

Xhosa for beginners classes:

Our modules are divided into terms, as follows:

  • In the first term we have LXP111 which deals with the introduction of Xhosa communication: Greetings, Say your name, where you stay, about family, Xhosa nouns and verbs etc.
  • In the second term we have LXP112: taking nouns and verbs to the next level where one could form short sentences, talking and reading in isiXhosa is practised all the time, tenses are being introduced in this module.
  • In term 3 we have LXP113, which mainly deals with the home - where one will use the knowledge of the verbs and nouns to form sentences, translation is important in all the modules, answering questions in full sentences, tenses are taken into an advanced level here, where a student will be given sentences in present tense and asked to change them to other tenses, noun segments, asking questions etc.
  • In term 4 we have LXP 114, which is the continuation of the exploration of the home.

This whole package is only at course 1 level. This is a year programme. We have a class in the evening which starts at 17:30-19:45 Mondays. Each module takes +-7 weeks. This also includes continuous assessment by means of homework and class works, tests are written and you have to write an exam at the end of each semester.

The Modules on offer:

 

LXP111

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 1

LXP112

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 1

LXP113

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 1

LXP114

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 1

LXP211

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 2

LXP212

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 2

LXP213

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 2

LXP214

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 2

LXP311

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 3

LXP312

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 3

LXP313

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 3

LXP314

XHOSA FOR BEGINNERS 3

 

Xhosa for mother tongue speakers:

 

LX111

INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY

LX112

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING AND PROSE

LX113

MORPHOLOGY AND SEMANTICS

LX114

INTRO TO ORAL LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITING

LX211

PHONOLOGY AND SYNTAX

LX212

WRITING PROCESS:ORAL LITERATURE&SHORT STORIES

LX213

SOCIOLINGUISTICS

LX214

CREATIVE WRITING:DRAMA AND NOVELS

LX311

PRAGMATICS

LX312

BIOGRAPHY AND ESSAYS

LX313

LANGUAGE CHANGE

LX314

CREATIVE WRITING AND POETRY

 

Contact information
Dr Linda Kwatsha
Head of Department
Tel: 27 41 504 1166
linda.kwatsha@mandela.ac.za