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Jo-Mari Myburgh biosketch

Jo-Mari Myburgh is an intern responsible for the administration of a range of ICELDA’s tests, in particular the Test of Academic Literacy for Postgraduate Students (TALPS). Based in the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment (ULFE) at the University of the Free State, she is also a classroom interpreter and language teaching facilitator. Her degrees include a Bachelor in Language Practice, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and an Honours degree in Language Practice.

Jo-Mari is currently doing her MA dissertation in Language Practice under the supervision of ICELDA CEO, Professor Albert Weideman. Her study focuses on the development and assessment of academic literacy at secondary school level. She has also been an academic assistant, student assistant and Anthropology tutor at the UFS, and has had the privilege of assisting the late Professor Alf Jenkinson with his work on the differences between verb placements in Afrikaans and Dutch.

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