3 February 2023
12.30pm – 1.30pm (UTC)
2.30pm – 3.30pm (UTC+2)
The upcoming BAQONDE Showcase is a collection of short presentations by language practitioners from across South Africa. This online event will disseminate some examples of best practice in fostering the use of African languages in Higher Education. The event will be held online via Zoom, hosted by Prof. Lorna Carson (Trinity College Dublin) and Prof. Bassey Antia (University of the Western Cape). The showcase will be of interest to a wide audience and assumes no prior knowledge.
Lecturer, Rhodes University
Prof. Mantoa Motinyane
Director, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society, University of the Western Cape
Prof. Rosemary Wildsmith
Research Professor, North-West University
Prof. Nobuhle Hlongwa
Dean & Head of School of Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Topics addressed will include translanguaging in a bilingual environment, embedding multilingualism in the curriculum through case study booklets, language events and campaigns, and training multilingual health practitioners in South Africa. There will be an opportunity for Q&A/discussion as part of the online showcase.
*NB For guests logging in from South Africa, the start time will be 2.30pm (UTC+2)