Communication in Xhosa

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communication in Xhosa

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Xhosa

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    Syllabus

    PURPOSE
    This module focuses on basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills that are intended as practical and skills based resource that the students can keep and refer to when needed.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    Listening skills: The students will function effectively at school, socially and in the workplace.
    Speaking skills: The students will understand how communication works and will improve their communication.
    Reading Skills: The students will be able to apply study reading skills to material which must be studied intensively and to be able to choose the appropriate reading technique for a given task.
    Writing skills: The students will be able to formulate business message which is clear and concise. They will be able to write paragraphs which reflect unit, coherence and cohesion. They will be able to write business letters and correspondence.

    CORE CONTENT

    • Important role listening plays in the communication process.
    • Distinguish between hearing and listening.
    • Understand the process involved in listening.
    • Improve listening techniques.
    • Apply different listening strategies.
    • Description of he communication process.
    • Different purposes of communication.
    • Identification of possible barriers to communication.
    • Explanation of verbal and nonverbal communication.
    • Use of skimming, scanning, and study-reading skills.
    • Writing different types of letters.