Curriculum Studies
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Language Education & Language in Education

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Focus

The Focus Group Language Education and Language in Education in the Department of Curriculum Studies investigates the role of language in education and of language education by developing literacy at all levels so as to optimalise teaching and learning.

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General information

This focus group has identified three areas of specialisation:

  • Emergent and advanced development of literacy

  • Creative writing

  • Educational Linguistics

 

 

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​​​Interest Group Members

​Name

​Telephone

​E-mail

​Areas of Specialization

Dr Michele van der Merwe (chair)

+27 21 808 2396

michelevdm@sun.ac.za

Language Education and Language in Education

​Prof Michael le Cordeur

​+27 21 808 2265

​mlecorde@sun.ac.za

​Language Education and Language in Education

Ms Phumla Kese

​+27 21 808 3971

phumla@sun.ac.za

​Language Education and Language in Education

Dr Reneé Nathanson

​+27 21 808 2282

rrn@sun.ac.za

​Language Education and Language in Education

​Prof Christa van der Walt

​+27 21 808 2284

cvdwalt@sun.ac.za

​Language Education and Language in Education

Dr Zelda Barends 

​+27 21 808 3930

​zbarends@sun.ac.za

​Language Education and Language in Education 

Mr John Ruiters

​+27 21 808 3968

​johnr@sun.ac.za

​Language Education and Language in Education 

Mr Simthembile Xeketwana 

​+27 21 808 3935

​​asx@sun.ac.za

​Language Education and Language in Education 

 

Language support for subject terminology 

The Faculty supports you in the use of academic language and language for special purposes with MobiLex, a specialist dictionary with definitions of terms that you would use in your undergraduate studies. There are also translations of terms, as well as their meanings in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa, compiled by lecturers in the Departement of Currikulum studies. Download the MobiLex app on your phone or search it on your computer or tablet at http://www0.sun.ac.za/mobilex/​