About us

The Department of English at the University of Pretoria offers a diverse range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a number of short courses. We are a dynamic group of people who just LOVE language and literature. We like nothing better than sharing this passion with you.

We help you to grow your sensitivity to language and the written and spoken word so that you can appreciate the finest that literature has to offer, and can apply that sensitivity in your wider reading. The department also offers a range of practical applications of your skills, in editing, and the teaching of English as a second or other language.

In addition to our teaching, we engage actively with what is happening in the literary scene in South Africa, for example by inviting local poets and writers to our exciting monthly Meet Your Writers events.



Our lecturers are not only keen teachers, but also do in-depth research themselves, as you can see from the variety of topics in our publications and our many research interests.

Published by Idette Noome

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