The Department is home to two distinct subjects at undergraduate level, namely General Linguistics and Applied English Language Studies. In addition, the Department teaches a third-year Meta Science module at Faculty level.​​

​​​​General Linguistics is offered on all undergraduate year levels. Students are exposed to formal and applied linguistics. Topics covered include the structure, use, and acquisition of language, language and thought, and multilingualism.

Applied English Language Studies is offered on second-year and third-year levels. It focusses on several aspects of English. Students are also exposed to various principles and methods of conducting language studies.

Sign​ Language Studies is offered on a first-year and a third-year level. On a first-year level, the focus is on acquiring South African Sign Language, whereas the third-year module focusses on the linguistics of sign languages (e.g. structure).

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Ms Anthea Joseph
Senior Departmental Officer
Tel: 021 808 2135
Mr Chadley Thompson
Administrative Officer
Tel: 021 808 2052