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Technology and access to a large amount of information have transformed all aspects of everyday life; we now live in a global society of integrated cultures and languages. The biggest challenge for 21st-century citizens is to communicate, not only across borders but across language barriers too. Not being able to communicate clearly or accurately because of language barriers inhibits personal growth and economic progress.

At Wits Language School we aim to break down language barriers through the courses we offer.  Our courses are designed to bridge the language and communication gaps that exist in our society, and provide expert language solutions to corporates and individuals. From communication for professional development courses that develop employable skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective writing and public speaking, to interactive language learning courses, we focus on practical language learning techniques to help students communicate better. We also offer courses in teaching English, translating and interpreting, test preparation and academic English that each encourage individual prosperity while also contributing to improved communication across the board.

In our efforts to assist individuals and organisations in breaking down their language barriers, WLS calls on you to get involved and enter our #NoLanguageBarriers competition. All you need to do is enquire about, or register for one of the many courses offered by WLS to be entered into the lucky draw. First prize is a course to the value of R5200 of the winner's choice, and we are also giving away ten 1 gig data vouchers to ten lucky winners for the cellular network of their choice.

Don't miss out. Enter now!

March 2016 Edition
Study and travel in South Africa
What are English for Specific Purposes courses?
The complexity of English
Important facts about learning a foreign language
Is ad - hoc interpreting acceptable in an oncology context in urban South Africa?
Using music in the classroom
Why not apply now for a course? Apply early to avoid disappointment!


Study and travel in South Africa
There are a variety of reasons why students decide to study abroad. It gives them an opportunity to explore the world, learn about new cultures and learn new languages...
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What are English for Specific Purposes courses?
English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses focus on developing English communication skills in a specific discipline, such as finance, marketing, management, human resources, engineering and strategic thinking.
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The complexity of English
English is a complex language. With this, I don't only mean that it is particularly hard to learn (in comparison to more fixed rule languages) but also that it has many different parents. Just some of which are Greek, Latin and French, plus a good dose of everything from Japanese to Swahili. Academics have estimated that...
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Is ad-hoc interpreting acceptable in an oncology context in urban South Africa?
While effective patient-centred communication is key for all clinical encounters, this is even more true for cancer care, where the diagnosis can be life-threatening, the treatment arduous, and the effect of psychosocial factors on the patient substa...
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Using music in the classroom
Whether you listen to music in the car while driving; while doing your shopping; during your gym workout; or on television at home, you cannot escape the fact that it forms part of your daily life...
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