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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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12
Jun
2016


Vyftig leerlinge van die Hoërskool Waterkloof het Donderdag 'n kursus bygewoon ter voorbereiding vir die toetse van akademiese geletterdheid wat hulle eersdaags sal aflê. Universiteite gebruik hierdie toetse of vir toelating of om nuweling-studente te plaas op addisionele taalkursusse. Daar is 'n verskeidenheid sulke toetse, waarvan die sg. National Benchmark Tests of NBT's seker die bekendste is. Die NBT's bestaan uit twee bene: wiskunde en akademiese en kwantitatiewe geletterdheid of AQL. Die werkswinkel by Waterkloof het op akademiese en kwantitatiewe geletterdheid gefokus. Albert Weideman, 'n direkteur van ICELDA, en Zonia Fereirra, 'n gesoute onderwyseres met jarelange ondervinding, was die aanbieders. Op die vraag of 'n mens kan voorberei vir die NBT’s is Albert Weideman se antwoord 'n eenvoudige 'ja':


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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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