The Language Centre falls within the Teaching and Learning Unit. The Language Centre has been running for the past ten years with express purpose of enabling international students (mostly from the rest of Africa) to develop proficiency in English, prior to embarking upon postgraduate degrees. The centre currently provides access to English language courses for both local and international students who wish to improve their language proficiency. It offers short courses in IsiZulu and other languages. The centre is also responsible for assessment and placements of foreign students who wish to register at UKZN.
The Language Centre is led by a Coordinator. There are specialists Tutors who teach short courses.