This article is based on a collection of stories about victimisation and
resilience, told by thirty Somali refugees in Cape Town, South Africa. It seeks to
understand how this group of displaced persons remembers their ...
Fouche, Ilse; Corbett, A.D. (Thea); Immelman, Susan(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2017-06)
A lack of transfer of academic literacy
competencies was identified by academic
literacy and Statistics lecturers involved
in an extended programme course.
This paper reports on one attempt
at a workable collaborative ...
Fouche, Ilse(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2017)
Academic literacy interventions are
becoming increasingly important in a
country where the secondary education
system no longer adequately prepares
students for the literacy demands of
higher education. This article ...
Boakye, Naomi Adjoa Nana Yeboah(University of Stellenbosch, Education Faculty, Department of Curriculum Studies, 2017)
The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy of an integrated cognitive and affective approach to improve students’ reading proficiency by improving their affective levels and strategy use. A survey was conducted ...
Pineteh, Ernest A.; Mulu, Thecla N.(Centre for Refugee Studies, York University and Queen’s University, 2016)
This article examines the memories of a group of Cameroonian
asylum-seekers in South Africa, analyzing personal
accounts of memories of fear, suffering, and pain as well as
resilience and heroism during their forced ...
Carstens, Adelia(University of Stellenbosch, Education Faculty, Department of Curriculum Studies, 2016)
The majority of South African universities are faced with the challenge of teaching subject-specific academic literacy in English to linguistically diverse student groups, while the academic literacy lecturers themselves ...
The purpose of the article is to report on a project aimed at exploring the use of
translanguaging as a strategy to support bi-/multilingual students in acquiring
academic literacy in English while promoting the ...
Carstens, Adelia(Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa, 2016-09-29)
BACKGROUND : In the construction industry, there is an increased awareness of the importance of
soft skills. However, no empirical studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of
pedagogical strategies in higher ...
Ralarala, M.K.; Pineteh, Ernest A.; Mchiza, Z.(Unisa Press, 2016-10-17)
South African universities have become institutions of choice for international students, particularly those who hail from other African countries. Apart from presenting a beehive of cultures and languages, this segment ...
Fouche, Ilse; Van Dyk, Tobie; Butler, Gustav(Stellenbosch University, Library and Information Service, 2016)
Considering the vast array of academic literacy interventions that are presented both nationally and internationally, and the resources required to present these interventions, it is becoming increasingly important for ...
Vivian, Brenda; Fourie, Reinhardt(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2016)
Formalised postgraduate writing
support centres are a relatively new
phenomenon at the majority of South
African universities and have not yet
been researched intensively. This article,
which forms part of a mandated ...
This article reports on a study of pre-service teachers’ literacy narratives
in a South African institution of higher learning. Literacy self-narratives of
57 students were collected and analysed for categories and themes ...
Rambiritch, Avasha(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2015)
The value of peer-tutoring has been highlighted in a number of studies. But often the value of such support is lost on, especially, first year students, who perceive such support as an indication that they may be 'lacking' ...
Fouche, Ilse(Stellenbosch University, Library and Information Service, 2015)
A variety of academic literacy interventions are used at higher education institutions to address
the low level of academic literacy with which many students enter these institutions.
Considering the increasingly ...
Fourie, Reinhardt; Adendorff, Melissa(Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie, 2015)
The aim of this article is to explore the power relations portrayed through the bodily spatial interaction of the characters of Milla
and Agaat in Marlene van Niekerk’s 2004 novel, Agaat. This interaction is analysed ...
It is widely acknowledged that different communities, such as language groups and socio-economic status (SES) families, practice literacy in different ways. Certain language communities of low SES observe literacy interactions ...
Rambiritch, Avasha(South African Association for Language Teaching, 2014)
Unfair tests, unfair testing methods
and the use of tests to restrict and
deny access have ensured a negative
attitude to tests. The move in the recent
past (Shohamy 2001, 2008; Fulcher &
Davidson 2007; McNamara & ...
Self-efficacy, which is the belief about one’s ability to perform a task successfully, has been
widely acknowledged as important in learning. This affective factor, though not explicitly
evident, has been said to play ...
Boakye, Naomi Adjoa Nana Yeboah; Sommerville, Jaqui E.M.; Debusho, Legesse Kassa(South African Association of Language Teaching, 2014)
Research in the field of reading literacy has focussed predominantly on the foundation
phase and primary and secondary levels. In addition, these studies in reading literacy
are predominantly cognitive-oriented. As a ...
Rambiritch, Avasha(University of the Free State, Faculty of Education, 2015)
Applied linguists should strive to ensure that the tests they design and use are not
only fair and socially acceptable, but also have positive effects – this, in light of
the fact that tests can sometimes have far-reaching ...