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31
Mar
2016

Marilize Pretorius, ICELDA project associate, has won the prize for the best poster at the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) conference hosted by the University of Antwerp. Her title was "Metacognitive awareness raising in language-discordant nurse-patient communication". Marilize demonstrated how learner autonomy in language learning depends on nursing...
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30
Jan
2016

We are taking leave of Gini Keyser, current ICELDA office administrator at the UFS. In her place come two new faces: Johan Odendaal and Tilani du Preez. Tilani is a qualified psychometrist, currently completing her dissertation for the MA degree in Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University. Johan is currently enrolled for a second honours degree (the first was in Drama and Theatre Arts) at the UFS, in Language Practice.


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26
Jan
2016

TAGNaS_toets-ontwerpers'n Nuwe toets van akademiese geletterdheid vir nagraadse studente word tans in Afrikaans ontwikkel. Dit sal die Toets van Akademiese Geletterdheid vir Nagraadse Studente (TAGNaS) genoem word, en is die uitkoms van 'n aanbeveling deur Colleen du Plessis in 'n vroeëre studie van TALPS. “Dit maak die aanbod van taaltoetse...
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04
Jan
2016

University of Otago, Dunedin

“To design language tests and language courses responsibly, applied linguists must consider the foundations of their work,” says ICELDA director Albert Weideman. He has just returned from a research visit to the Universities of Auckland and Otago, reading papers at the LED 2015 Conference in Auckland, and the Linguistic...
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31
Dec
2015

Professor Albert Weideman

Both Sanet Steyn and Albert Weideman were involved in the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015), held in Auckland in November. Sanet read a paper on her development of a Test of Early Academic Literacy (TEAL), the topic of her master’s dissertation at the Rijksuniversiteit...
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