[lg policy] South Africa: Stellies 'committed to multilingualism' as council rejects new language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 16:13:00 UTC 2015

 Stellies 'committed to multilingualism' as council rejects new language
December 2015 5:48 PM

The Stellenbosch University’s council rejected the proposed language policy
to make English the primary language at the historically Afrikaans tertiary

Instead, council voted to retain the current language policy
which places the languages at an equal status.

Communications manger, Susan van der Merwe, said the decision will allow
for the institution to expand on parallel medium learning, giving English
and Afrikaans equal status.

*Listen to the full conversation from The John Maytham Show:*
Primedia Broadcasting
Stellenbosch University on contested language policy changesStellenbosch
University on contested language policy changes
00:00 | 07:32

The crux is that we want to ensure that English and Afrikaans does not
exclude a student from a full academic offering. We want to be a
multi-lingual institution and there is an enriching factor for the students
in that.


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