South African learners will have the choice of studying three new subjects which are due to be added to the curriculum in 2020. The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) held a meeting in Pretoria.
South African Sign Language (SASL) is a minority language used by more than 600 000 people in South Africa. SASL would enable you to communicate with a Deaf person and provide you with the ability to communicate and therefor render a professional service to the Deaf without the use of an interpreter. You need motivation and passion to enrol for this course. Focus areas in SASL: Linguistics.
Enroll in EF’s English courses in Cape Town and live the African adventure of a lifetime in the continent’s most cosmopolitan city. Study English at EF Cape Town in our beautiful colonial-style building that sits in the shadow of Table Mountain, the towering peak that defines the city’s landscape. The white sand beaches of Camps Bay are just a short trip away, as are the shops and cafes.
No African language was considered worthy by those who had come together at the National Convention (1908-1909) to “horse trade” for the future of South Africa. Although Dutch (and later Afrikaans) were given parity, in reality English remained the language of power and influence mainly due to the fact that South Africa was part of the British Empire (Pax Brittanica).
The phrases that you will learn are relevant to South Africans who would like to acquire some basic skills in an African language. Learning a new language is always exciting and you will see that we have developed the course in a way that allows you to systematically work through the vocabulary relevant to a particular theme. There is a video clip at the end of each theme showing the context.
International House Johannesburg embodies the value of the IHWO by being dedicated to the quality teaching, facilities and students care. Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, IH Johannesburg offers students the opportunity to learn English in an exciting environment that embraces the multiculturalism and the vibrancy of city life. Our facilities cater to the learning needs of every student.
Firstly, as with the African language school curriculum, the African language curriculum at tertiary level needs to be drastically revised and modernised, so that students are enabled to study and learn these languages as effective carriers of academic discourse. Secondly, the entire Teacher Education curriculum (or at the very least the undergraduate Bachelor of Education programme) needs to.
Eight out of every 10 children in South Africa can’t read properly. Not in English, not in their home language, not in any language. According to The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), an international comparative reading assessment: 78% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning, and this is significantly worse for children tested in African languages.