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28
Oct
2013

 Albert Weideman and Jurie GeldenhuysAt its recent board meeting in Potchefstroom, ICELDA also took leave of another board member of long standing, Jurie Geldenhuys. Like Johann van der Walt, Jurie played an early role not only at board level, but also in assisting with the design and development of our Test of...
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28
Oct
2013

 Albert Weideman and Johann van der WaltAt its board meeting last week, ICELDA said goodbye to one of its founding principal board members, Prof. Johann van der Walt, who recently retired from his position as director of the Centre for Academic and Professional Language Practice at the NWU. Prof. Van der Walt was given...
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23
Sep
2013

Sanet Steyn A prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship has enabled Sanet Steyn, former NRF intern and currently ICELDA project associate, to enrol on the MA in Applied Linguistics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.  In ICELDA, Sanet is responsible for an investigation that will lie at the heart of an eventual solution that...
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21
Aug
2013

 Prof Kees de bot cngratulating AnnaAnna Pot, who served a four-month internship with ICELDA, has just graduated summa cum laude from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). The MA degree in Applied Linguistics was conferred upon her at a ceremony on 21 August, for the dissertaion entitled Diagnosing academic language ability: An analysis of...
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23
Jul
2013

Colleen du Plessis On 16 July, ICELDA researchers presented their findings to a large audience of educationists and officials in Pretoria. The seminar dealt with the search for a construct for assessing high level language ability in the National Senior Certificate examinations, and was hosted by Umalusi in collaboration with the...
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