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We are pleased to announce that the latest Journal for Language Teaching, Volume 55, No. 1, is now available on the African Journals Online platform.
The JLT is peer-reviewed and accredited by the Department of Higher Education. Contact your university library to obtain a copy of any article of interest.
The new deadline is: November 15, 2021.
Below a transcript of the letter to our Chair from the President of FIPLV:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope that this message finds all of you well.
In view of the continuing uncertainly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties all of us still have to face, we have decided to extend the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the FIPLV Congress that will take place in Warsaw on June 27-29, 2022 in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Polish Association of Modern Languages.
The new deadline is November 15, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 15, 2021. Please send your abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The second call for papers with detailed information about the fees, registration, travel and accommodation will be circulated by the end of October, 2021.
President of FIPLV
SAALT celebrates the great honour that has befallen its chairperson, Prof. Rinelle Evans, who has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Sixth Saarbrücken Conference on Foreign Language Teaching. It will take place between 27 and 29 October 2021.
Project title: Communicative Development Inventories for South Africa's official languages
The grantholders of the above project invite applications from suitably qualified doctorate graduates for a postdoctoral fellowship based at Stellenbosch University. The fellowship is available for one (1) year (with a possibility to extend for another year; to be confirmed) and only to one individual who has obtained their doctorate degree within the past five (5) years and whose doctoral research was directly related to childhood speech, language and/or gesture development in one of the following disciplines: (applied) linguistics, speech language therapy, African languages, another language-related discipline, or developmental psychology.
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The Centre for Teaching and Learning of the University of the Free State is awaiting applications for the position of
Director: Academy for Multilingualism (post level 5 - contract appointment: 5 years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further term).
Please find full details in the PDF file below.
The latest issue of our Journal has just been published under the new editorship of Dr Kabelo Sebolai, Deputy Director of the Language Centre at Stellenbosch University. Here is the list of articles:
Students’ motivation for studying isiZulu first language modules at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
N.S. Zulu, Hloniphani Ndebele
Linguistic challenges faced by Grade 7 Setswana learners when writing Science examinations in English
Connie Makgabo, Penelope M. Modise
Vocabulary learning strategies of South African English First Additional Language learners
Kufakunesu Zano, Nkidi Caroline Phatudi
Investigating reading comprehension strategies used by teachers during English First Additional Language reading instruction
Tilla Olifant, Madoda Cekiso, Naomi Boakye, Nophawu Madikiza
Promoting critical-analytic thinking through teacher discourse moves and pedagogical principles: The case of a rural South African secondary school
Sheila Tshegofatso Sefhedi, Margaret Funke Omidire, Liesel Ebersöhn, P. Karen Murphy
The effects of language and communication training on nursing students’ self-perceived communicative competence
Akademiese taalvermoë en nagraadse studie – ’n gevallestudie
Tobie van Dyk, Henk Louw, Marlies Taljard, Elsa Meihuizen
Access can be obtained through your university library or AJOL (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jlt).
Letter to our Chair from IATEFL, one of our international organisations:
We are delighted to send you our latest update containing a wealth of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) webinars and online events for you to enjoy!
To access the recordings of these webinars as well as a whole host of other benefits, please consider joining IATEFL as a member. We'd love to welcome you into the IATEFL family and support you on your ELT journey.
To contact the IATEFL Head Office team, please visit our website.
With best wishes
IATEFL Head Office
Events can be found here: https://www.iatefl.org/events
To celebrate International Mother Language Day, the Executive Committee members reflected on how we each became interested in language work, what our language dreams are for South Africa, and what our message would be to current and future teachers