Language Development

Don’t just read to your children, talk to them too

What seems to be most important for child language development is the extent to which parents and children take turns when speaking to each other

​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages

Although English may not be the de facto talk of the town in South Africa, in written form it continues to dwarf others

‘Third language’ lost in translation

It does not make linguistic or financial sense to offer a subject so lacking in depth or substance.

More must walk the linguistic talk at universities

Universities that have actively pursued multilingualism have been vindicated.

Downsizing the humanities is a recipe for increasing alienation

Universities, industry and the state need research that includes input from civil society.

Multilingual degree opens up new world

Learning in one's mother tongue promotes a deep conceptual understanding of a subject.

Slavish insistence on English limits us

For centuries the language has defined what knowledge and truth are and by embracing it Africa will always be in a unequal position.

Most SA students choose English at school

More than 60% of South African pupils choose English for learning and teaching, the South African Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

Trying to find the right words

Without an adequate academic vocabulary, students cannot prosper.

Looking in all the wrong places for real learning

Trying to find ways of teaching English better won't solve anything for most in South Africa.

Poetry gets into the groove

English is much more fun when rapping and hip-hopping is involved

On the tip of the tongue

Research has shown that speaking two languages improves brain performance.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.