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The Centre for Language Studies was established on request from Government on 1st April, 1996 to take over some of the responsibilities and facilities of the dissolved Chichewa Board. The Centre's main responsibility is to promote and develop Malawian languages. To do this, the Centre conducts research/consultancy in Malawian languages such as Chichewa, Citumbuka, Ciyao, Cisena, Citonga, Cilomwe etc. The Centre also recognises the educational, social, economic and political importance of non-African languages like English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and others. It therefore, carries out research and consultancy in these areas as well.

Among the many services the Centre offers are:

Translation of materials from one language into another.

Interpretation of speeches

Editing of materials in various languages.

Conducting short courses in both Malawian and non- Malawian languages e.g. Intensive Chichewa courses for foreigners. Collaborating with foreign research centres.

The Centre has professionally trained experienced and dedicated members of staff. For more information, please write to: The Director, Centre for Language Studies, PO Box 108, Zomba. Tel (265) 01527460 Fax: 01525587 Email: >>redblue<<

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