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01
Jun
2015

Grade 12 learners of the award-winning Bloemfontein school, Eunice, last week participated in another first: a workshop for learners preparing to write tests of academic literacy for entry into tertiary study. Students who are applying for university are often required to write tests of academic literacy, such as...
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17
May
2015

Grade 12 students who are applying for university are often required to write tests of academic literacy and mathematics, such as the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) and others. “Each university now has its own set of requirements, and senior secondary school learners should check what these are”, says...
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03
May
2015

Marilize Pretorius Marilize Pretorius, ICELDA project associate, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship for doctoral study at the University of Antwerp. The Europe and South Africa (EUROSA) Sustainable Partnership for Human Development programme has made a three-year bursary available for her to pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Kris...
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19
Apr
2015

TALPS, ICELDA’s test for postgraduate students, has just been probed and analyzed for the diagnostic information it may yield. In an article entitled Diagnosing academic language ability: An analysis of the Test of Academic Literacy for Postgraduate Students  that has appeared in the prestigious scholarly journal Language Matters, Anna Pot and Albert Weideman set out how one may employ the results of this test in order to inform both courses that support academic literacy development at this level, and the future design of such tests.


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04
Apr
2015
A new Test of Emergent Literacy (TEL) is being developed for ICELDA by Sophie Gruhn, MA in Multilingualism student from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) in the Netherlands. She will do this as part of her studies for this newly instituted RUG degree, and also write up a theoretical defence for the...
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