Multi-lingual Universities in South Africa
Stellenbosch University

University of the Free State

North West University

University of Pretoria


Adelia Carstens bioskech

Adelia Carstens is a board member of ICELDA. She is also Director of the Unit for Academic Literacy and professor of applied language studies in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria. She holds a DLitt et Phil from Unisa and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pretoria, completed under the supervision of Prof. Albert Weideman, the current CEO of ICELDA. Formerly, she was Head of the Department of Humanities Education in the Faculty of Education at the same university. She has published more than 40 articles in accredited journals and peer reviewed scholarly publications. She has substantial experience in language curriculum design and development. Her research interests include discourse studies and academic and professional writing. Her current research focus is the use of multimodal literacy/disciplinary narratives to assist first-year students in building confidence and grappling with diversity in first-year academic literacy classes.

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