SADiLaR & ICELDA

Fair and diagnostic language testing
– Project leader (2017-current)

This project is aimed at providing fair and diagnostic language tests for academic purposes in the South African context. It includes two PhD studies under my supervision and the redesign of current academic literacy tests used for placement purposes. Apart from the successful completion of the aforementioned studies, the project will also contribute to test data being available on a national platform for future use by other researchers.


A multilingual learner corpus of academic writing
– Project leader (2017-current)

This project is aimed at collecting samples of academic writing of undergraduate students from all fields of study in at least two of the official languages of South Africa. The data will be used to inform the refinement of an online writing tool (also see above) that can be used to the benefit of students across South Africa, e.g. in writing support courses.

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