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The Language Unit

About us

The Language Unit,under the auspices of the Fundani Centre for Higher Education Development, is a policy implementation structure of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). It is accountable to the Senate Language Committee (SLC). In discharging its functions and responsibilities, as per the mandate of the SLC, the Unit is duty-bound to coordinate all policy implementation processes across the entire institution, taking into account all relevant administrative and academic activities at CPUT.


Goal One: Language policy implementation

To give expression to the status and principles of the language policy, while achieving a linguistic balance through the integration of multilingualism in as many activities of the university as possible.

Goal two: Language support services

To provide good advice and excellent language support services to faculties and departments, support services and the university’s Executive Management in order to ensure full access to information on administrative, academic and general purposes.

Goal three: Public education and advocacy

To initiate and implement public education and advocacy activities in collaboration with relevant institutions and linguistic communities, in order to strengthen language development, multilingualism and multiculturalism at CPUT.

Goal four: Teaching, learning and research development

To make a meaningful contribution towards the production and repository of knowledge, and thus become an application hub for multilingual teaching,  learning and research development for the benefit of the diverse student population and staff. This would empower and promote African languages as languages of science, technology, education and research at CPUT and in other institutions of higher learning, and in the broader economic community.

Goal five: Monitoring and evaluation

To monitor and evaluate the pace and progress of the implementation of language-related activities and programmes in order to deal directly with inherent challenges that might be stifling the process.  

Contact us

Fundani Centre for Higher Education
Language Unit, IT Centre (2nd Floor,
Room 3.13), Bellville Campus
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Tel: +27 21 959 6762