Newsroom - Stellenbosch University Language Centre


Welcome to the Language Centre’s Newsroom!

Here you can read all about what we’ve been up to – in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa. You could also explore our news categories below. Dive in and join us on a journey of connection.


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Meryl’s TEFL adventure

Meryl Davidson completed her TEFL course with the English portfolio at the SU Language Centre and then went on to teach English in South Korea for two years. Meryl’s TEFL…

Book chat with Susan L

Get to know us through the books we read! This month we chat to Susan Lotz. She is a language practitioner and content coordinator at the Language Centre. “Among other…

Meet our English teachers!

Meet our English portfolio! Our teachers are all experts in teaching English as a second language and thrive in seeing their students reach new limits. The English portfolio aims to…

Africa Day 2023: Our Africa, our future

The practice of interpreting from one language to another on the African continent, as elsewhere, goes back thousands of years. In many African societies, the professional linguists or praise singers belonged to a long line of gifted multilingual orators …

So many kinds of freedom

“I never even knew that such a kind of personal freedom existed, because I had never experienced it before.” In celebration of Freedom Day on 27 April, a Belgian exchange students shares her thoughts on freedom with us, originally in Afrikaans, but translated into English below.

Book chat with Juanli T

Get to know us through the books we read! This month we chat to Juanli Theron, head of the Interpreting Service of the Language Centre. The Interpreting Service delivers real-time…

Mother language, heart language

Mother Language Day: A day dedicated to the language in which our very first thoughts were verbalised – that’s a world we can believe in. We’re so different, but this…

Reading for all levels of English with Carmen 3

You’ve been transported to Carmen’s book corner! Hi there, bookworms! I am back with another instalment of my ESL book recommendations. It is the month of love and this month…

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