|26 May 2017
|Hoërskool Witteberg, Bethlehem|
|13 May 2017
|Crawford College, Pretoria|
|12 May 2017
|Hoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria|
|18 April 2017
|C&N Meisieskool Oranje, Bloemfontein|
|30 March 2017
|Eunice High School, Bloemfontein|
In addition to the above, you can request a one-on-one session or a workshop for a small group, in Pretoria or Bloemfontein.
We are also willing to travel to other parts in the country on request. Contact details are provided below.
|Ms Zonia Ferreira
083 274 8591
|Prof. Albert Weideman
082 773 3787
Students who are now in Grades 10 to 12 will soon face the challenges and demands of using academic language in the world of tertiary education.
Most universities require prospective students to complete academic literacy tests, such as the Academic and Quantitative Literacy component (AQL) of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). In order to submit your application, your NBT results need to be available. The NBTs are written at various venues throughout South Africa. Fees, dates, times and venues are available on the NBT website (www.nbt.ac.za).
You cannot study and memorise any specific subject matter. But by doing exercises and studying the correct answers, you can of course hone your academic thinking skills. And you can get used to the format and types of questions of the NBTs, which are quite different from tests and exams that you are used to. So let us help you achieve the best possible results on these unusual tests.
So what is academic literacy and why is it important?
To see what it’s all about, read the introduction to a book written by some of South Africa’s foremost language testers:
You can buy this sought after book – order details are available from the link above. To derive the full benefit, however, why not attend a Magic Camel workshop and receive a complimentary copy?
Magic Camel’s partner, LCaT (Language Courses and Tests), offers academic literacy workshops, which are overseen by Albert Weideman, editor of Academic Literacy: Test your competence. These workshops, presented by highly experienced teachers in first and additional language teaching in South Africa and internationally, will test and develop your academic language ability.
The quality and efficiency of the literacy tests are indisputable. They derive from the creative designs and practical experience of a team of experts from several South African universities. Click here for the Academic Literacy pamplet in PDF.
Cost: R550 per student
LCat has received excellent feedback on their English and Afrikaans workshops at leading schools. See news items below.
|2016||Hoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria: Kan jy voorberei vir akademiese geletterdheidstoetse?|
|2016||Eunice High School, Bloemfontein: Another first for Eunice with workshop on academic literacy assessment|
Note: We are the experts on the language section NBT (AQL). For the Mathematics section, NBT (Mat) please contact Purple Pepper Maths.
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