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15
Mar
2014

Jo-Mari Anna Pot of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, who recently did an internship with ICELDA and completed a dissertation on the diagnostic information yielded by our Test of Academic Literacy for Postgraduate Students (TALPS), has won a prize at the Juniorendag of Anéla. Anéla is the Dutch association of applied linguistics/Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap.


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12
Mar
2014

 PukkeICELDA’s Test of Academic Literacy for Postgraduate Students (TALPS), already used widely both for the placement of postgraduate students as well as, within certain parameters, part of the decision about access to such study, has now been adopted by the Potchefstroom Business School (PBS). The School, part of North-West University...
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01
Mar
2014

Jo-Mari With funding from the Department of Science and Technology, the National Research Foundation (NRF) annually makes available a number of internships to postgraduate students. For 2014/15, Jo-Mari Myburgh has been appointed, with Prof. Albert Weideman as her mentor. As part of her work on her master’s dissertation, “The design, development and refinement of a test for applicant interpreters at the University of the Free State,” she will be tasked with the design and piloting of a new ICELDA test for interpreters. Apart from this, she will also manage the administration of ICELDA’s other tests at the UFS. This work will break new ground, and expand our language assessment expertise.


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01
Mar
2014

Anna Pot We would like to congratulate Anna Pot, intern at ICELDA in 2013 and now a research fellow, who has just been appointed as teaching assistant at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). In her dissertation on Diagnosing academic language ability, that formed part of her MA at the...
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25
Feb
2014

Journal for Language Teaching In the most recent issue (47, 2) of the accredited Journal for Language Teaching, scholarly publication of the South African Association of Language Teaching, Prof. Susan Coetzee-van Rooy, the editor, brings together a number of insights that review academic literacy interventions as they currently unfold at universities in South Africa. The contribution of Albert Weideman, ICELDA CEO, is the first and scene-setting article, to which the other contributors were asked to respond.


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