Masazane II – Intermediary Acquisition Course for Staff (Free of Charge)
LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER’S language and culture through the Unit for isiXhosa’s MASAZANE! course. This is a nine-week course (two sixty-minute periods a week) and is for University staff only.
PREREQUISITE: The participant must have in possession of the Ngena- or Masithethe-, or Masazane course certificate.
TEACHING METHOD: A communicative, interactive, and task- and needs-orientated suggestopaedia. The method includes oral and speaking tasks at a lower beginner level and group-work interaction with the teacher. It comprises a communicative approach so that isiXhosa is learned in a fun and an exciting way.
EVALUATION METHOD: Students obtain continuous assessment through their presence and participation.
Study material is provided on the first day of class attendance.
- To introduce non-isiXhosa speakers to the isiXhosa language and culture.
- To empower staff members by developing their multilingual skills.
- To enable non-isiXhosa speakers to engage in meaningful conversation at beginner level.
Classes focus on the themes listed below for communication purposes and are customized according to the needs of the group. Grammar is taught in context and students are expected to apply their grammatical knowledge in task-based communication situations. More practical dialogue sessions and discussions will be incorporated in this course. The course also develops students’ sociolinguistic knowledge of isiXhosa and deepens their understanding of the link between culture, language and thought.
- Greeting someone and introducing yourself.
- Asking about someone’s health and feelings.
- Inviting someone for drinks and food.
- Ordering drinks and food at a restaurant.
- Identifying kitchen contents.
- Making and answering telephone calls.
- Describing weather conditions.
- Naming the days of the week and the months of the year.
- Setting up both informal and formal appointments.
- Giving directions both on and off campus.
- Asking for help at a filling station.
At the end of this nine-week course, students will be able to use a basic isiXhosa vocabulary for social communication in a variety of contexts. The students will be able to demonstrate the following skills at a lower beginner level:
(a) Listening skills: Listen to and understand simple descriptions, actions and scenes. Show understanding of the identification and description of people and objects. Show understanding of oral suggestions given.
(b) Speaking and oral interaction: Take part in short dialogues. Ask for goods, services and objects. Answer questions and give details of simple explanations emerging from listening content. Write short familiar sentences dictated.
(c) Reading: Read sentences mastered orally about a variety of subjects. Read both short and longer, more familiar texts and understand the central content of paragraphs.
DAYS AND TIMES OF PRESENTATIONS:
|5 April 2010 – 30 June 2010||Stellenbosch campus||13:00 – 14:00|
|2 August 2010 – 30 September 2010||Bellville Park campus||13:00 – 14:00|
Venue will be confirmed
We keep classes small to ensure individual attention. To avoid disappointment, please register as soon as possible.
Register here: Staff Portal LoginPlease contact Mr Pumlani Sibula at: Telephone: 021 808 3976 Email: email@example.com