Forthcoming Talk 2 September 2015: Language and Science in Africa: English as Medium of Instruction
The S2A3 lecture for September will be by Ian Raper (Former Dean of Education, Arts and Science at the University of Venda, Founder, Liivha Combined School, Thohoyandou and President of S2A3). He will discuss the challenges presented by English as a medium of instruction for students in Africa. He will introduce "Sound English" as a radical, linguistics-based approach to overcoming the obstacles. The talk will be held at 18:00 (please note the slightly later time) on Wednesday 2 September 2015 in the Sci-Enza, University of Pretoria. Download the poster in PDF format. As usual, all are welcome and there is no entry fee.
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