DALS was tops at the NMMU Teacher and Researcher of the Year awards at the Radisson Blu on 9 September 2010 . David Blignaut and Jacqui Luck received their Arts emerging and ToY awards. Jacqui Luck was also named NMMU’s ToY in a grand finale! DALS teachers continue to receive recognition for best language Teaching and Learning practices.

NMMU Teacher of the Year award

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Jacqui Luck receives NMMU Teacher of the Year award from the VC Prof Derrick Swartz on Thursday 09 September 2010


2010 Emerging Teacher of the Year winner for the Faculty of Arts

Emerging Teacher

David Blignaut was awarded the Emerging Teacher of the Year.


Top LES 3 (English Language Studies) student for 2010


Stu8dent of the Year

Rethabile Melato (on the left) with fellow star student Zikhona Ruiters.

Bestselling Textbook

Bestselling Textbook


WORDSMITHS REJOICE … Two bestselling textbooks first published in 1999 by current and former NMMU language studies colleagues have been updated with new chapters contributed by former colleagues residing from as far afield as the Middle East. The Communication Handbook and Communication: A hands on approach (Juta) are prescribed by institutions countrywide and will also be used in Dubai from September, a feather in the cap of Applied Languages’ Jacqui Lück (back from left), Eileen Scheckle and Dr Marcelle Harran (front right). They are joined by former colleague Renee van der Merwe (back, right), who now works for the SANTED project, and (front from left) former colleagues Sally Potgieter and Sandra Cleary (editor).


Previous Teacher of the Year in the Faculty of Arts: 

RudmanDALS 2009 - Sharon Rudman 




ScheckleDALS 2008 - Eileen Scheckle




YoungDALS 2007 - Lesley Young