Archive for the 'Dialogos' Category

‘U’ or ‘jy’ and ‘jou’: How does one choose in Afrikaans?

Posted on March 14th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages

The English personal pronoun ‘you’ is an incredibly versatile little word: one could use it to indicate second person singular or plural, and it.. Read more

Iityesi zeencwadi ezifumaneke ngokuthengisa izonkana zebhurvors

Posted on March 14th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Recent news

Kuthi apha kwiYunivesiti yase-Stellenbosch ukukuthaza ukusetyenziswa kweelwimi ezininzi kubaluleke kakhulu. Ke ngoko siyi-Vriende van Afrikaans, iZiko leeLwimi kunye nomzi i-Academia siye sahlanganyela ukusungula leprojekthi.. Read more

Book chests for schools realised by selling boerewors rolls

Posted on March 14th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Recent news

At SU, promoting multilingualism is very important. Vriende van Afrikaans, the Language Centre and the residence Academia therefore joined forces to launch the project.. Read more

An Amazing Reading Race challenge on Mandela day   

Posted on November 25th, 2016 · Posted in Dialogos

At the Language Centre, we know that being able to read with comprehension is one of the most valuable skills that one could have… Read more

Putting plain language through its paces

Posted on April 15th, 2016 · Posted in Dialogos, Plain Language

Along with keeping your sentences short and writing in the active voice, avoiding negative formulation always seems to make it to the list of.. Read more

Trilingual terminology website launched

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news, Terminology

On Monday, 23 November 2015, the isiXhosa portfolio of the Stellenbosch University Language Centre launched its terminology website, with the terms presented in Afrikaans,.. Read more


Posted on February 24th, 2015 · Posted in Dialogos

High school learners aspiring to enter tertiary education often see university or college acceptance as a finish line they need to cross. The issue.. Read more

On your marks, get set, go: Keeping momentum in your writing

Posted on January 27th, 2014 · Posted in Dialogos, Recent news

Writing a thesis is a lot like running a marathon. You’re in it for the long haul, cramps and all. You also have to.. Read more

English: A gateway to the world

Posted on January 27th, 2014 · Posted in Dialogos, Recent news

EFL (English Foreign Language), ESP (English for Specific Purposes), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – these are examples of the many common abbreviations.. Read more

Adaptive systems theory used in academic writing development

Posted on September 6th, 2013 · Posted in Dialogos

Helena Zybrands  presented a paper on her research. She investigated the use of complex adaptive systems theory in the field of applied linguistics. Her.. Read more