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Department of Foreign Languages & Literature

Chairperson

Herbert Mushangwe 
Qualifications:Ph.D IN CHINESE LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS (HEBEI UNIVERSITY 2012-2015), MASTERS IN CHINESE LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS (TIANJIN NORMAL UNIVERSITY 2008-2011), BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS DEGREE IN THEATRE ARTS (UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE 2002-2005)

 

Vision
To become the leading and competent provider of foreign languages related services, with a visible national and international relevance.

Mission
To produce well-rounded and grounded students, whose skills and competences are relevant to the Zimbabwean economic, cultural and social needs as well as to the world at large, through innovative teaching, relevant and cross cutting research and meaningful community involvement.

Goals and Objectives
One of the major focus of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature is to increase its visibility through provision of professional Foreign languages related services, research and community engagement. This shall be achieved by pursuing a number of objectives that include the following:

  • Increase departmental research outputs;
  • Develop marketing strategies that will put the department at par with other competitive similar organizations;
  • Develop a professional teaching and service provision culture;
  • Increase staff training in different fields of research in foreign languages;
  • Aligning our focus with Faculty of Arts 2016-2020 strategic plans.

Enabling Conditions
• Highly-qualified professional teaching and support staff, conducive teaching and learning environment (up-to-date equipment, upgraded laboratory facilities, up-to-date teaching and learning material)
• Local, regional and international linkages and partnerships
• Administrative support and appreciation of the relevance of the Department and its services
• Commitment, cooperation, innovative thinking on the part of staff members and students
• Efficient and effective management of departmental programmes.

Strategic Thrusts
• Emphasis on practical and relevant programmes, which are comparable to those offered at regional and global level
• Increased research output (higher degrees and research articles/projects)
• Increased income generation
• Promotion of linkages and collaborations with different stakeholders

Major Activities
• Marketing the Department and its services locally, regionally and internationally;
• Offering short courses in language and a postgraduate diploma course in translation
• Offering translation services in languages offered within the Department;
• Invitation of mother-tongue speakers of the languages offered in the Department to present seminars for students and staff members;
• Encourage members to individually or jointly publish research in peer-reviewed journals;
• Promote student participation in relevant cultural events e.g. Francophone Week, Chinese New Year celebrations, CI day celebrations, Dia de Camões etc;
• Facilitating students’ scholarship application for overseas study in language-target countries.

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