29 June – 1 July 2020
Save the dates!
During the gala evening of SSALC 2019, lifetime awards were presented to Johann and Albert for their contribution to research and practice in applied linguistics, test design, and curriculum development in academic literacy. Albert and Johann are not only long serving members of the SAALT, but they also serve on the Exco of the Network of Expertise in Language Assessment (NExLA). Read the full article on the NExLA website.
Albert Weideman's biosketch
Johann van der Walt's biosketch
The decor of the SSALC 2019 Conference, a subtle fusion of the European art of Mondriaan and African art, supported this year's theme: Indigenous languages in contemporary African society.
It was colourful and different - an affirmative and joyous experience. The atmosphere was captured well by the pictures you will find in the photo gallery of the event.
30 June-04 July 2019
Pretoria, South Africa
Professor Rinelle Evans, SAALT's Chairperson, cordially invites you to the first SAALT and SALALS Joint Annual Language Conference 2019.
View the landing page of the official website
View the keynote speakers
View the final programme
Questions? Ask Rinelle at email@example.com.
2-6 July 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
The International Congress of Linguists in Cape Town 2018, with the theme “The Dynamics of Language” includes the 2018 meetings of the Linguistics and Applied Language Studies societies of South Africa; and welcomes members of all other societies. It’s a big all-week affair in the first week of July 2018, covering a wide range of topics in contemporary Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. A number of workshops cover themes and languages of the African continent.
NB: SAALT members, please do not miss your registration deadline, and do get your SAALT membership no. from Zander Janse van Rensburg, to qualify for more than R1,000 discount.
Registration Categories South Africa and Africa
Member standard (LSSA, SAALA, ALASA, SAALT) R5,246.00
Member on-site (LSSA, SAALA, ALASA, SAALT) R 6,305.00
Non member standard R6,295.00
Non member on-site R7,554.00
Registration details: LCL20 registration page
Official Conference website: www.icl20capetown.com
Zander Janse van Rensburg makes a case for the necessity of reflection.
"Personally, I was able to expand the scope of my research and practice because of the input that I got from more experienced individuals."
Language teachers have to strike a balance between teaching and research. Read more ...
Watch the slide show of SAALT presenters and their audiences to catch a glimpse of the atmosphere at the Conference and the Symposium on Academic Literacy Assessment. You can download any of these, or even ask the webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a higher resolution version of your favourite photo.
Do you have photographs of your own? Do not hesitate to send them to the webmaster who will add them without delay.
CLASA 2017: Conference of the Language Associations of Southern Africa (LSSA/SAALA/SAALT/ALASA/AFRILEX)
26-29 June 2017
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
SAALT is pleased to announce that our next Conference will take place between Monday 26 - Thursday 29 June at Rhodes University, just before the start of the National Arts Festival from 29 June - 9 July.
2-7 July 2016, University of the Western Cape
The theme of the 2016 Conference, hosted by the Department of Linguistics and the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research at the University of the Western Cape, was Language and Linguistics in the Global South.
Prof. Rinelle Evans, chairperson of SAALT, did a wrap-up of the Conference on her blog. Also read about the SAALT lifetime award for language teaching which was bestowed on Professor Johan M Lenake.
SAALT and SALALS
Joint Annual Language Conference 2019 (SSALC 2019)
Indigenous languages in contemporary African society
2018 (Cape Town)
ICL20: International Congress of Linguists
The Dynamics of Language
CLASA 2017, also with ALASA and AFRILEX.
Multilingualism and Transformation in the Knowledge Age.
Language and Linguistics in the Global South
Language: Synergies and Intersections
Policy, Planning, Practice and Principles
Diversity and Complexity
Interactions and Interfaces