The Language Centre serves as the Centre for language learning, teaching and research. The key focus is on the upgrading of competence in the use of English, and the teaching of the University core courses; i.e. Academic Writing for Postgraduate Students, English for Academic Purposes, English Communication and Study Skills, English for General Communications and English for Certificate Purposes. All students studying at the University of Namibia have to do one or two of the courses offered by the Language Centre. Post Graduate Diploma, Masters and doctorate students have to enroll for Academic Writing for Postgraduate Students offered by the Centre.
The Centre offers a variety of foreign and Namibian languages and also provides consultancy services by offering tailor-made courses to the wider public and business community in Windhoek, Oshakati, Keetmanshoop, Rundu and Katima Mulilo. As a national Centre of language excellence, the Language Centre endeavours to serve students, staff of the university, and the broader community.