Kaiser: "Designing a Short Course on Multilingual Pedagogies for Lecturers in Higher Education"

NOV 22, 2021 | 4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM





November 22, 2021: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM




Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)



In this presentation the design and implementation of a short course on multilingual pedagogies for lecturers at a university in South Africa will be discussed. The process of course design and the content of the short course will be discussed and then the process of evaluating the course by means of participatory action research as well as the proposed changes to the course will be proposed.

Dr Kotie Kaiser is a senior lecturer in the School for Language Education at the North-West University (NWU).  She is passionate about language curriculum development and has worked in teams to design undergraduate and postgraduate modules in English language teaching as well as short learning courses for pre- and in-service teachers in teaching English across the curriculum.  She has also led a team in the development of a BEdHons course in Language Education which includes a choice of specialisation in one of seven of South Africa’s official languages.  In the past two years she has been part of a task team to implement the new language policy of additive multilingualism at the NWU and is now in the second phase of designing an online training course for lecturers in multilingual pedagogies in Higher Education.