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25
Jan
2015

ICELDA project associate Dr Gustav Butler of North-West University’s Vaal Triangle Campus has been appointed as director of their School of Languages. After obtaining the MA in Applied linguistics cum laude at NWU in 1999, Dr Butler completed his doctorate at the University of Pretoria under the supervision of ICELDA...
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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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