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Language at Stellenbosch University


"It has become fashionable in certain political circles to talk about multilingualism and multiculturalism as if they were recent discoveries instead of what they really are: a condition of life as old as the human species."
(Daniel Nettle & Suzanne Romaine in Vanishing Voices, 2000) 


Stellenbosch University follows a multilingual approach where Afrikaans is used, safeguarded and developed as an academic language, while utilising the value of English as an international academic language. Furthermore, we pay attention to the discerning advancement and application of isiXhosa as an academic language and as a language of social engagement.

Read more about the SU approach to language here:

The SU Language ApproachThe SU Language Approach tab
Language PolicyLanguage Policy
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Language PlanLanguage Plan
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Read more about the Language Centre’s activities and services here.