MZUNI To Offer Short Courses in Linguistics and Communication

The Department of Language, Cultural and Creative Studies at Mzuzu University intends to offer a two phase short training course in the following areas:

PHASE 1: FORENSIC LINGUISTICS

Key areas:

  1. Vulnerable witnesses and the disadvantaged before the Law
  2. Lawyers questions and questioning techniques
  3. The linguistics of bribery
  4. Assessing believability of prosecution's witnesses
  5. Defamation as a language crime
  6. The language of threats
  7. Analysis of suicide texts

Candidates will also learn basic Kiswahili, French and Chinese.

PHASE 2: COMMUNICATION TO THE PUBLIC

Key areas:

  1. Language, culture and society
  2. Report writing for law enforcers
  3. Logic and argumentation
  4. Intercultural communication
  5. Creative writing
  6. Newswriting

The training is scheduled to commence in January 2022. Candidates will be awarded Certificates of Completion.

TARGETED INSTITUTIONS

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Malawi Law Society
  • Judiciary
  • Immigration
  • Prisons
  • Police
  • Anti-corruption Bureau
  • Ombudsman

Training fees: MK300,000.00

For more details contact the Head of Department at [email protected] or [email protected] or on +265 998 490 964.