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In recognition of its wonder and multifaceted nature, the month of May is dedicated to Africa. Africa Day itself is celebrated on 25 May to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) on 25 May 1963…
Imagine a world without language. Is that even possible to imagine? Isn’t language so intertwined with thinking that it’s no use trying to think if you don’t think in language? How would you access your own thoughts and communicate them if it’s not encoded in some kind of language?
It’s most probably the language in which you’d swear when you get a very sudden fright. Chances are that you also dream in this language. If you’re lucky, you’ll know nursery rhymes in it, and maybe even a few archaic idioms and made-up words…
The SU Language Centre’s Interpreting Service offers a podcast translation service to lecturers wanting a professional and time-effective way of making online lecture content available in more than one language.
We’re offering a week of free, in-person English language classes as part of our Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) programme to anyone whose first language is not English or Afrikaans.
Would you like to be able to chat to your colleagues in Afrikaans once we’re all back on campus? As Madiba had noted so aptly, when you talk to someone in their language, chances are that you will speak to their hearts