Namibia University of Science and Technology Languages Department

Namibia University of Science and Technology Languages Department

Vision
To be a functional and constructive department that adequately educates and equips leaders to cope in a dynamic and competitive environment, thus contributing towards sustainable national development
Mission
The Department of Languages teaches English skills required to successfully meet the demands of the students’ future working environment, thus contributing towards sustainable national development.

The Department of Education and Languages has two (2) sections: Languages and Education

INSTITUTIONAL CORE COURSES

  • Language in Practice (LIP411S);
  • Computer User Skills (CUS411S);
  • Information Competence (ICT512S);

LANGUAGES SECTION

ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SERVICE COURSES

  • Language in Practice (LIP411S);
  • English in Practice (EPR511 S);
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP511S);
  • Professional Writing (PWR611S);
  • Professional Communication (PCO611S).

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Basic French 1A (BAF111S) and 1B (BAF112S)
  • Basic German 1A (GER110S) and 1B (GER120S)
  • Basic Portug u ese 1A (BAP111S) and 1B (BAP112S)
  • Basic Spanish 1A (BAS111S) and 1B (BAS1112S)

NATIONAL AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES (NON-FORMAL)

In addition to the English Communication/Service courses offered for formal qualifications, non – formal language proficiency courses in, for example, English, Afrikaans, French, Ger man, Spanish, Portuguese and Oshikwanyama, Oshindonga and Oshiherero shall be offered on a regular basis.

EDUCATION SECTION

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

The Certificates VET Trainer and Diploma: Vocational Education and Training Management are qualifications based on unit standards. These qualifications provide opportunities to individuals with industrial experience who want to make a career change or develop a career in Vocational Education and Training. In – service individuals in Vocational Education and Training can also advance their training and management competencies in a professional career orientated manner.

THE WRITING UNIT

The Writing Unit help was established to help students improve their writing and develop effective communication skills across the curriculum.  It is dedicated to enhance the quality of academic writing through developing students’ ability to plan, organise, write and revise academic papers in any subject.

It provides a supportive ad motivating environment where students can discuss their work with a trained consultant and receive help at any stage in the writing process.  Through one-to-one or group consultations, students will be able to share their work with a trustworthy professional, receive advice and guidance on improving their work; gain and develop their skills in writing, revising and editing.

Contact Details

Department of Education & Languages

TEL: 061-207-2443/ FAX: 061-207-2310