Johannes Tsietsi Mahlasela, started his career as English and Sesotho teacher at a high school. He served as head of languages and deputy principal at high school for 15 years before he came to North West University in 2010. He is a lecturer at North West University (Vaal Triangle Campus). He came to offer Language Practice and Academic literacy development at North West University. He presently offers Academic Literacy Development and does moderations for Language Practice. His research focuses on language practice and applied language studies, with particular reference to Sesotho and English at secondary and university levels. He has read papers to four different conferences and has one article to his credit. His scope of work encompasses translation, proofreading and language testing. He is presently doing a research on ICELDA’s Umalusi Home languages project as a PhD student. His PhD deals with the issue of equalising Grade 12 Home Language Examination papers.

PUBLICATIONS: Sesotho subtitling: a possible vehicle to enhance Grade 12 physical science learning?

PROJECTS: Equalising Grade 12 Home Language Examination Papers in a Multilingual Education Department: The Case of Sesotho and English

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