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As the Director of the Wits Language School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the exciting world of languages. Language is the key ingredient humans require to build bridges of understanding between cultures and communities. Language is also a key factor in building democracy and thriving businesses.
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As the Director of the Wits Language School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the exciting world of languages.

Language and communication skills are one of the most important tools available to organisations and their workforce. Changes in the global marketplace and workforce demographics are accentuating the need to leverage human capital as a competitive differentiator. Investment in language training is therefore paramount in enhancing performance and increasing competitive advantage.

The Wits Language School (WLS), one of the top language schools in South Africa, specialises in helping individuals and organisations (public and private) achieve their language goals. We provide innovative, research-based language solutions for public and private companies and individuals that will positively affect the way they operate and communicate. Employers are presented with solutions on how they can up-skill and train their employees to ultimately enable them to effectively communicate within the workplace.

Not only do we provide a dynamic and international learning environment, we also aim to improve our clients’ skills and knowledge. Our strict quality requirements ensure a high standard of language courses and services through experienced and highly qualified staff.

In response to market demands, we keep improving the service we provide to our customers. The English language development unit has been split into two: one unit is focused on English language development for professionals, while the second unit is focused on English language development for academic purposes. We have also increased the courses offered under some of our modules – all in a bid to cater to the ever increasing educational needs of our customers.

Our focus areas are as follows:

  • Language teaching – local and foreign
  • Language teacher training
  • Language policy advising
  • Language proficiency assessment
  • English language development for professionals
  • English language development for academic purposes
  • Translation and Interpreting – courses and services

Dr Nhlanhla Thwala
Urgently Seeking Arabic Teachers

Language Qualifications

  • Fluent speaker of Arabic
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Language teaching qualification
  • Minimum of two years’ language teaching experience

Other Requirements

  • South African citizenship or valid South African ID (permanent resident) or valid work permit (e.g. specialised skills visa) or study permit;
  • Availability to work in the evenings and Saturday mornings;
  • Own transport.


  • Dependent on qualifications and relevant experience


Anyone interested should please submit their CV to  Please note that no CVs will be considered unless they meet all the specified criteria.

Wits Language School

Wits Language School was established in 1997 and is part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The school offers a wide range of language courses and services. Wits Language School takes pride in the quality of its personnel, excellent service and the high standard of its language courses.
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