The Multilingualism Education Project (MEP) is based on the multilingual language policy and plan approved by Senate and Council. The University Language Policy takes as its starting point the need to prepare students to participate fully in a multilingual society, where multilingual proficiency and awareness are essential.
MEP was responsible for the launch and the roll out of the Masithethe isiXhosa (Xhosa Communication) course for staff and students. Since MEP was launched in 2005, hundreds of staff and since 2007, students, have participated in the course. The courses have been piloted in various disciplines such as Law, Philosophy and Psychology and students involved in the Social Responsiveness Group.
MEP is responsible for a number of projects including the development of Multilingual Online Glossaries designed to promote subject concept literacy among students for whom English is not their first language.