Language courses in South Africa
If you've looking for a language course in South Africa, we offer these tips on how and where to find the language classes you need.
Expats should keep in mind that in South Africa there are neither obligatory, nor subsidised language courses. Therefore, the decision to learn a language and the arrangements around the types of classes and tuition fees depend wholly on the individual.
Some universities, such as the University of Witwatersrand and Rhodes University, offer language courses along with their academic program. For example, Rhodes University offers IsiXhosa language classes as an additional language or as a first language, while the University of Witwatersrand has established Wits Language School, a language school in its Faculty of Humanities.
Wits Language School offers part-time classes in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Zulu and South African Sign Language. So, you can easily learn or upgrade your knowledge of the local languages, even when studying at the university in English.
There are many other language schools in the country offering classes not only in local languages, but also in other European or Asian languages, such as Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. For example, Cape Town is becoming famous for the variety of language programs it offers, since it is one of the most common tourist destinations. One of the best English language schools there is Cape Studies Language School.
For more information on language schools and programmes in South Africa, visit Expatica's listings here.
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