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14
Jan
2015
One of the key findings of a recent study by an ICELDA project associate is that the Grade 12 English Home Language exam papers are no indicator of advanced language ability, only of basic and general proficiency.  In an article entitled Issues of validity and generalisability in...
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27
Nov
2014

Fairness becomes a problem in assessing language ability when we endorse language diversity, as the South African constitution does, said Albert Weideman, ICELDA’s CEO, in a lecture this week to students of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Speaking in Leeuwarden to students on the recently introduced MA course in multilingualism, he explained...
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10
Nov
2014

ICELDA project associate Sanet Steyn has accepted a post as lecturer in the Centre for Academic and Professional Language Practice at North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus. She will have a range of responsibilities, including course delivery by electronic media. With fellow project associates Colleen du Plessis (who is doing the...
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25
Sep
2014

Mangosuthu University of Technology has commissioned ICELDA to administer the Test of Academic Literacy Levels (TALL) to students on two extended programmes at MUT. TALL was selected by them for its reputation of being the most widely analysed, affordable and reliable test of the ability to handle academic language in...
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01
Sep
2014

The test of language ability of Grade 12 learners that Sanet Steyn and others will pilot and experiment with in translation and equivalent formats will be known as the Test of Advanced Language Ability (TALA). Sanet will do this work as part of ICELDA’s Home Languages project. Before she left...
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