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  • SADiLaR Newsletter: November 2021

    This is the third edition of the SADiLaR newsletter that is now available in all the official South African languages. Click on the newsletter that you would like to read.

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  • Workshop: Language resources for the classroom

        WORKSHOP: LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM As language educators, we need to understand how our learners/students are changing and the ways technology can be used to aid their teaching and learning strategies. The movement towards multimodal language learning, from contact teaching to autonomous as well as blended and fully online modes, requires different…

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  • Celebrating Setswana as an official language of South Africa

    As part of its participation in the UNESCO Year of Indigenous Language Project, the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) has dedicated the month of May to the celebration of Setswana as an official language of South Africa. The main celebration event was held at the North-West University’s Mafikeng Campus on 6 May…

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  • SADiLaR takes the celebration of isiXhosa to its people

    As the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources initiated the celebration of all official languages, by means of hosting various workshops and colloquiums at various universities in South Africa, isiXhosa enjoyed the spotlight for the September celebrations.  These initiatives aim to share ideas and take action in creating awareness of our languages and in…

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  • The celebration of Afrikaans in Multiple Universes

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) dedicated the month of April to the celebration of Afrikaans as an official language of South Africa. The theme of The multiple universes of Afrikaans was used as the thread that sewed all of the month’s events – that included a webinar, theatre workshop, and main…

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  • Theatre workshop: Multiple universes in Afrikaans one-on-one theatre

    Werkswinkel: Ewewêrelede in Afrikaanse een-tot-eenteater Die werkswinkel oor die ewewêrelde in Afrikaanse een-tot-eenteater, gelei deur SADiLaR se Afrikaansnavorser Benito Trollip, het die afgelope naweek praktiese sessies ingesluit van hoe hierdie wêrelde geskep word. Die werkswinkel vorm deel van die maandlange viering van Afrikaans, as deel van SADiLaR se 2019-taalvieringe. Die tema van ewewêrelde word deurgaans…

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  • First Afrikaans webinar from SADiLaR

    In this first Afrikaans webinar from SADiLaR Benito Trollip, SADiLaR’s Afrikaans researcher, and Wemar Strydom, literature lecturer from the NWU’s Subject Group Afrikaans, join forces. The text that serves as the basis for the discussion is Charl-Pierre Naudé’s debut novel, Die ongelooflike onskuld van Dirkie Verwey (2018). The webinar’s focus is on unlocking possibilities of the novel:…

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  • Celebration of isiZulu as an indigenous language of South Africa

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), which forms part of the South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap of the Department of Science and Technology, celebrated the isiZulu language during the month of February. The celebrations form part of UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. SADiLaR is dedicating each month of the year to…

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  • Inspiring the youth: SADiLaR school visits

    The South African Centre for Digital Languages Resources (SADiLaR) celebrated isiZulu as an official language of South Africa during the whole of February. As part of the celebrations, our isiZulu researcher, Ms Rooweither Mabuya, joined a non-profit organisation, Legacy Creators, to conduct school visits in KwaZulu-Natal. The purpose of the visits was to create awareness…

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  • Sesotho celebration – in honour of language, culture and heritage

    Sesotho came to life during the language celebration event that was held at the University of the Free State (UFS) on 14 March 2019. The event was organised by the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) in collaboration with the South African National Lexicography Unit (SANLU). The event took place in the prestigious…

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