Staff Profiles

Mrs Rodah Nthapelelang

Rodah Nthapelelang

Faculty of Humanities


Head, Department of French

Location: 239/216
Phone: 2625
Email Mrs Rodah Nthapelelang

DEA Litteratures et civilisations comparees/ MPhil in Modern Letters and comparative civilisations

MA FLE/ MA in Teaching of French as a Foreign Language

MA Litteratures et civilisations comparees/ MA in Modern Lettres and comparative civ

PGDE: French and English

BA Humanities: French and Englis

Senior lecturer in the Department of French, Specialist in Modern Literatures and comparative civilisations, a trained instructor in FLE/ Teaching of French as a Foreign Language and a seasoned Interpretor, I provide instruction across different disciplines:

  • The French Language
  • Literature
  • Culture and civilisations
  • Proficiency
  • Interpretation

A seasoned researcher whose research ranges from literature with a sociocultural aspect, to literature with a philosophical aspect and cross linguistic, cultural, generational, economic literature: comparative literatures. Some of my research areas cover such areas which are more closer to home like the evolution, challenges and policy transformations inherent to teaching of French as a Foreign Language.


  • FLE (Teaching of French as a Foreign Language
  • Literature
  • Culture and Civilisations
  • Interpretation

  1. Women writing their identities
  2. Postcolonial writings and the desire for rehabilitation
  3. Autobiographical writings and issues of identity
  4. Teaching French as a Foreign Language: challenges and possible solutions

  • Comparative literatures/ Litteratures comparees 
  • Autobiographical writings/ Ecritures autobiographiques
  • Postcolonial writings/ Ecrire la postcolonie
  • Identity representations through the text/ Ecrire et redresser l'identite a travers le texte litteraire

  1. Rodah Sechele-Nthapelelang and Obene B. Bojosi. LANGUAGES AND CULTURES AT PLAY: UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA SITUATION FOR THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF FRENCH. In Lonaka Issue 11 no1 (2020) Foreign Languages Learning and Teaching. Gaborone, Botswana. Pp 50-59. Lonaka JOLTVol.11 no. 1 2020
  2. Rodah Sechele-Nnthapelelang. « LE MYTHE DE SAMORI TOURE ENTRE SINGULARITE IDENTITAIRE ET UNIVERSALITE ». in ACTA LASSYENIA COMPARATIONIS 15/1/2015. Editura Universităţii, Croatia. Pp 142 – 150. ISSN 2285-3871
  3. Rodah Sechele-Nthapelelang. « ECRITURE-FEMME ET LE RETOUR A L’ENFANCE POUR MIEUX SE DEFINIR : Le baobab fou de Ken Bugul » in Intercambio 2, Porto 2009. pp 272 -282 ISSN 0873-366X Volume 2. 
  4. Rodah Sechele-Nthapelelang. « LE REGIME ASCENCIONNEL POUR ECLAIRER L’ECRITURE AU FEMININ : Ken Bugul et Unity Dow. In Gilbert Durand : De l’enracinement au rayonnement. Edité par Pascal Bouvier et Arlette Chemain-Degrange. 2015, Chambery, FrancPp 335 – 344. ISBN –13 978-2-919732-

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