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Teaching Development


The outcomes of the programme include:

  • Integrating multiple literacies and previous knowledge during reading and writing for a deeper level of the subject.
  • Developing coherent arguments using knowledge from diverse language backgrounds to achieve academic goals.
  • Generating new ideas easily during learning and teaching to achieve full academic potential.
  • Solving unseen complex problems through multilingualism in such a way that learning and teaching quality improves.
Contact Information
Dr Thoko Batyi
Dr Thoko Batyi
Position: Language Development Professional
Phone: +27 41 504 2663

The purpose of this programme is to support the implementation of the University’s Language Policy and multilingualism. It provides communicative empowerment and leads to equity of knowledge access during learning and teaching. This programme enhances the quality of learning and teaching as it provides strategies for the utilisation of established proficiency in the languages best known by both learners and academic staff.

As multilingualism features in all academic activities, this programme is offered to academic staff (at different levels of their career paths e.g. BYJ; TEP and ECAAP) and to senior students who participate as bilingual tutors. It is also offered to faculties and departments throughout the year on request.


Nelson Mandela University Multilingual Glossaries

Language Policy for Higher Education Framework, 2017

Code meshing: Online bilingual tutoring in higher education Thelma Thokozile Batyi

Perlinguam Vol 32, No 2 (2016) 

Multilingual glossaries: a solution for epistemological access in higher education

TT Batyi Vol 52, No 2 (2018)