ACADEMIC LITERACY AND LANGUAGE UNIT (ALLU)

The Academic Literacy and Language Unit (ALLU) is an academic support service unit whose mandate is to play a key role in developing and managing language and literacy, as well as raise awareness of pedagogy which integrates the teaching of language across disciplines utilising modern technology. The unit is also responsible for providing student support and academic literacy skills.

MISSION
The mission of the ALLU is to provide a high quality, technologically advanced language and literacy academic support service to the community of MUT in order to improve students’ overall academic performance.

SERVICES
• Intensive language intervention programme
• Advanced technology-oriented learning programmes
• Reading and writing in the discipline
• Writing consultancy for students
• Creative writing experience
• Proof-reading and editing services
• Translation and interpreting services
• Community Engagement Reading Project
• IsiZulu Beginners’ course
• Foreign language learning: French Beginners’ course
• Academic literacy support

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
• Sanako 300/1200 training of staff
• Training of writing consultants
• Training of reading mentors
• Creative writing workshop
• Remedial teaching workshop for lecturers
• Interviewing and presentation skills workshop for students

OTHER FUNCTIONS/EVENTS
• Celebration of International Mother Tongue Day
• Celebration of Africa Day
• Celebration of International Translation Day
• Writing Contest

WHERE ARE WE?
Library Building: First Floor - Offices
D7: Language Laboratory
C3: Reading Laboratory
Natural Sciences Block: Billiton Reading Laboratory
Natural Sciences Block: Language Laboratory
Writing Laboratory: Library Building

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