The course is offered over three years, but students can exit after their first, second, or third year. There is no prerequisite for enrolment for SASL on first-year level except for motivation, passion, and eagerness to learn. To enroll as a second-year SASL student, successful completion of the SASL first-year modules is a prerequisite. For enrolment as a third-year SASL student, successful completion of the second-year SASL modules is a prerequisite.

SASL as a subject is divided into four separate modules, all of which are compulsory:

  • Linguistics: this offers the student a basis for understanding the grammatical aspects of signed languages.
  • Deaf studies: the focus of this module is to provide students with information about the Deaf culture, organisations for the Deaf as well as to establish an understanding of the struggle Deaf people have in having their language recognised.
  • SASL Acquisition and Conversational: During this hour, students are taught vocabulary (signs) related to specific topics, e.g. family, school, food, animals, etc. Students also have the opportunity to practice what they have learned. 

Module codes and lecturers

First-year

SASL1514 and 1524
Linguistics Lecturer: Wilmare Terblanche
Acquisition Lecturer: Susan Lombaard, Emily Matabane
Deaf Studies Lecturer:  Jani de Lange

Second-year

SASL2614 and 2624
Linguistics Lecturer: Wilmare Terblanche
Acquisition Lecturer: Annemarie le Roux, Emily Matabane
Deaf Studies Lecturer: Jani de Lange

Third-year

SASL 3718 and 3728
Linguistics Lecturer: Wilmare Terblanche
Acquisition Lecturer: Tshisikhawe Dzivhani, Susan Lombaard, Emily Matabane
Deaf Studies Lecturer: Annemarie le Roux

Other undergraduate modules offered by the Department of South African Sign Language and Deaf studies:

For further information, please refer to the 2019 Rule Book.


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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