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05
Jul
2015

Sophie Gruhn

Sophie Gruhn, who recently designed and developed a new Test of Emergent Literacy (TEL) for ICELDA, has accepted a position with the Cochlear Implant Centre Wilhelm Hirte in Hannover. The centre provides rehabilitation to patients with a hearing disorder after they have received a cochlear implant, and Sophie’s main...
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02
Jul
2015

Marilize_and Jo-Mari Marilize Pretorius, ICELDA project associate, and Jo-Mari Myburgh, one of our research associates, today each received the MA degree at the University of the Free State for analyzing and writing up project work in the ICELDA stable. Marilize, who obtained the degree cum laude, has also been awarded the prestigious EUROSA scholarship for doctoral study at the University of Antwerp. Her theme was the development and justification of a syllabus for nurse communication as part of the Communication for Professionals (ComforPro) project. Jo-Mari’s study examined the utility of school home language results to determine the need for, and eventual possible placement on academic literacy interventions, and was commended by external examiners as detailed, systematic and of high quality.


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29
Jun
2015

ICELDA associates made a substantial contribution to the annual conference of the three major South African language associations (SAALT, the LSSA and SAALA), held in Potchefstroom last week. Here are some of the participants.

Front: Professors Tobie van Dyk (COO), Annette Combrink, chairperson (and organiser-in-chief of...
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20
Jun
2015

At the forthcoming annual conference of the three major South African language associations (SAALT, the LSSA and SAALA) in Potchefstroom, ICELDA will feature prominently: our chairperson, Annette Combrink, has been in charge of the organisation, and ICELDA director Adelia Carstens will feature...
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13
Jun
2015

“Since we were unable before to assist in this regard, we are really heartened by the availability of the new workbooks of academic literacy tests that will help Grade 12 learners to prepare for the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test of the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)”, says Duard le Roux of Purple Pepper Maths. Purple Pepper Maths prepares learners for the mathematics test of the NBT, and held its June workshop at St Michael’s School in Bloemfontein school this past weekend.


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