Running Projects

Short The ULPDO engages in running projects. These projects may recur on an annual or monthly basis (as necessary) and may run for longer period of time when compared to other ULPDO projects

2014-2021 Running Projects 

Date  Theme/Focus/Topic Aim of the Project
February- November Bua Le Nna Objectives:
To teach conversational Sesotho Language to non-Sesotho speaking UKZN students
  • To strengthen and intensify social cohesion amongst UKZN students.
  • To mobilize students to take pride in their own languages and cultures.
  • To popularize UKZN language policy and Plan
  • To create multilingual community 
  • To strengthen social cohesion amongst the society in general 
  • To achieve people's full participation in the UKZN language policy and plan.


February- December
 isiZulu Corpus Building
Objectives:
To develop the open-source isiZulu corpus that can be accessed easily and used for different purposes such as research and development of HLTs.
  • To promote the isiZulu as provided for in the University of KwaZulu-Natal language policy
  • To develop the isiZulu National Corpus as important reservoirs for the development of robust Human Language Technologies and for posterity.
  • To promote the development of isiZulu to be a language of research and innovation while accentuating the role of English as a primary academic language



March - August  DR9  Objectives:
The focus of the ULPDO is to have all PhD abstracts received for translated to isiZulu language

  • To promote the isiZulu as provided for in the University of KwaZulu-Natal language policy
  • To make isiZulu the language of administration, teaching and learning, research, and innovation.



February- December Bilingual tutorials
Objectives:
  • To promote the use of isiZulu and English in the classrooms
  • To disseminate the developed isiZulu terminology in Anatomy, Nursing and psychology.
  • To train the tutors and learners to teach and learn bilingually.
  • To make isiZulu the language of administration, teaching and learning, research and innovation.
     

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