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).
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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
ASSAf has engaged with scientists and other stakeholders around developing a Code of Conduct for Research (Popia Code) to ensure certainty, transparency, and clarity in the processing of personal information for research purposes. They are now inviting the scientific community to give their input.
Deadline: 12 February 2021.
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Please share your advice!
The UK's Association for Language Learning is putting together advice for language teachers related to ways of teaching a language safely in the context of COVID-19. The actual practice of language teaching usually involves significant pair and group work with lots of talking/singing etc.
On Wednesday 30 July, the South African Association for Language Teachers had their Annual General Meeting, held, in our present circumstances, in the form of a virtual Zoom meeting. In many respects, it confirmed our stability as an association, and the great potential there is for further growth.
A MENSCH HAS PASSED AWAY
In a beautiful booklet which can be downloaded at the end of this post. there is a biography of the beloved Prof. Johannes Lenake by Prof Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy, a close friend and colleague (UPSET, NWU). Spanning more than eleven pages, messages from colleagues and collaborators bear testimony to the enormous impact he had on people's lives, and to the love and respect for this remarkable man. During his career he wrote 16 school books in Southern Sotho, 14 academic handbooks for Southern Sotho, and a substantial offering of Afrikaans and English material used in schools. But this is just part of who he was. Prof. Coetzee-Van Rooy tells of anecdotes during the apartheid era and concludes:
"With his sharp intellect and deep humanity, Prof. Lenake disrupted unjust social order with great style. We learned so much from him."
During its 2016 Conference, SAALT bestowed a lifetime award on Prof. Lenake for his contribution to language teaching in South Africa.
" A huge tree has fallen ... "