Language for specific purposes



NWU: WIRed (Writing, Information Literacy and Reading Development) is a complete academic literacy course offered online for open and distance learning (ODL) students, or in a blended fashion for contact students.

Click here to watch a short introductory video on WIRed.


Professional communication

NWU-UAntwerpen: Nursing on the Move , a European co-funded project co-ordinated by the University of Antwerp, involved eight international partners. It resulted in a range of innovative tools for multilingual e-learning and on-the-job intercultural communication.

Click here to watch an introductory video for Nursing on the Move.



Medics on the Move is a multimedia, blended learning tool for (pre-)professionals in multilingual South-African medical clinical contexts. The materials have been shown to have a positive effect on learner engagement and self-efficacy.


Short courses

NWU: Various short courses are offered, including TEFL, English for International Students, Spoken English, Written English, German, French, Setswana, Sesotho, Afrikaans, Technical Writing, Business Writing, as well as preparatory courses for IELTS and TOEFL.