English: human language technology, teaching
Afrikaans: mensetaaltegnologie, onderrig
English: The BA Language Technology program was recently introduced at the North-West University and is; to date; the only of its kind in South Africa. This paper gives an overview of the program; which consists of computational linguistic subjects as well as subjects from languages; computer science; mathematics; and statistics. A brief discussion of the content of the program and specifically the computational linguistics subjects; illustrates that the BA Language Technology program is a vocationally directed; future oriented teaching program; preparing students for both future graduate studies and a career in language technology. By means of an example; it is then illustrated how students and researchers alike benefit from working side by side on research and development projects by using a problem-based, project-organized approach to curriculum design and teaching.
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