Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience

 

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dc.contributor.author Madiba, Mbulungeni en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-29T08:39:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-29T08:39:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Madiba, M. 2010. Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience. Language Learning Journal. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0957-1736 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3358
dc.description This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Language Learning Journal on 22 September 2010, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09571736.2010.511776. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract South African universities are required by the Language Policy for Higher Education adopted by the government on 6 November 2002 to implement multilingualism in their learning and teaching programmes. Multilingualism is recommended in this policy as a means to ensure equity of access and success in higher education, in contrast to past colonial and apartheid education policies that left a legacy of inequality, exclusion and failure. The implementation of this policy requires that universities develop language policies that clearly show how multilingualism will be promoted in their institutional environment and in their teaching and learning programmes. Whereas most universities have thus far developed language policies that indicate how multilingualism will be promoted in general communication and environment, the implementation of multilingualism in teaching and learning programmes seems to pose a serious challenge. The University of Cape Town has during the past few years developed its language policy and plan with the aim of implementing multilingualism in its environment and in learning and teaching programmes. The aim of this paper is to discuss the university's experience in this regard and to highlight the lessons for implementing a university language policy that may be drawn from this experience. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source Language Learning Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2010.511776
dc.title Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Madiba, M. (2010). Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience. <i>Language Learning Journal</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3358 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Madiba, Mbulungeni "Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience." <i>Language Learning Journal</i> (2010) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3358 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Madiba M. Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience. Language Learning Journal. 2010; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3358. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Madiba, Mbulungeni AB - South African universities are required by the Language Policy for Higher Education adopted by the government on 6 November 2002 to implement multilingualism in their learning and teaching programmes. Multilingualism is recommended in this policy as a means to ensure equity of access and success in higher education, in contrast to past colonial and apartheid education policies that left a legacy of inequality, exclusion and failure. The implementation of this policy requires that universities develop language policies that clearly show how multilingualism will be promoted in their institutional environment and in their teaching and learning programmes. Whereas most universities have thus far developed language policies that indicate how multilingualism will be promoted in general communication and environment, the implementation of multilingualism in teaching and learning programmes seems to pose a serious challenge. The University of Cape Town has during the past few years developed its language policy and plan with the aim of implementing multilingualism in its environment and in learning and teaching programmes. The aim of this paper is to discuss the university's experience in this regard and to highlight the lessons for implementing a university language policy that may be drawn from this experience. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Language Learning Journal LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 SM - 0957-1736 T1 - Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience TI - Towards multilingual higher education in South Africa: the University of Cape's experience UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3358 ER - en_ZA


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