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17
May
2012

Colleen du Plessis Colleen du Plessis, newly appointed junior lecturer in the Department of English of the University of the Free State, has just heard that she has obtained a distinction for her master’s dissertation on The design, refinement and reception of a test of academic literacy for postgraduate students. The study was...
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13
Apr
2012

Tobie van Dyk The executive committee of the South African Association for Language Teaching, recently honoured Johann L. van der Walt, a board member of ICELDA, by dedicating a special issue of the Journal for Language Teaching to him. To ensure that the issue appears before the joint SAALT/LSSA/SAALA conference, >> Continue reading

17
Feb
2012

TALL test If ever there had been any doubt that ICELDA's Test of Academic Literacy Levels (TALL) is South Africa's premier test of academic literacy for undergraduate students, those doubts would now be laid to rest by the results of its latest administration. Achieving a score of 0.944 on a very...
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04
Feb
2012

Sanet Steyn Two ICELDA bursary holders have become beneficiaries of the Human and Social Dynamics internship programme funded by the National Research Foundation. The two students, both from the Department of English, University of the Free State, are Sanet Steyn and Rebecca Patterson (see post below).

Albert Weideman,  head of the department and CEO of ICELDA who will be acting as their mentor, says: "These are two exceptionally talented students. I won't be surprised if their names become prominent in applied linguistics in a few years' time."

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04
Feb
2012

Rebecca Patterson An exceptional honour has befallen two promising postgraduate students of the Department of English of the University of the Free State. This year, in its Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) programme, the NRF has awarded five internships to the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State. Three were for...
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