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27
Feb
2017

ICELDA is pleased to welcome Andrea Tilsley as our new administrator at the University of the Free State, to handle its Test of Academic Literacy for Postgraduate Students (TALPS), as well as several other tests of academic literacy used across various departments, centres and faculties.


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12
Sep
2016

Tobie van Dyk’s inaugural lecture on the role of academic literacy interventions takes a much wider perspective on this than has been done before. Entitled “Academic acculturation and holistic, value-driven transformation: the role of academic literacy”, it held up a broader view of the many components of this complex of...
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07
Sep
2016

Applied linguistics is clearly a discipline of design. That is the theme of a new book by ICELDA director Albert Weideman. Published this month by Springer, and entitled Responsible design in applied linguistics: theory and practice (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319417295), it is already attracting positive reviews.


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08
May
2016

Die huidige assessering van die elf huistale (“home languages”) in die Graad 12-eindeksamen is onregverdig. Dit dra ook by tot die ongeloofwaardigheid van die eindeksamen wat elke jaar deur Umalusi gesertifiseer moet word, is die bevinding van 'n drietal navorsers: Colleen du Plessis (UV), Sanet Steyn (NWU) en Albert Weideman,...
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31
Mar
2016

Marilize Pretorius, ICELDA project associate, has won the prize for the best poster at the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) conference hosted by the University of Antwerp. Her title was "Metacognitive awareness raising in language-discordant nurse-patient communication". Marilize demonstrated how learner autonomy in language learning depends on nursing...
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