Joint Annual Language Conference 2019

Theme: Indigenous languages in contemporary African society

30 June - 04 July

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About the event: Indigenous languages in contemporary African society

Welcome to the SAALT and SALALS annual conference website.

This year the conference will be held in Pretoria at the University of Pretoria's Groenkloof Campus.

The conference themes for this year:

  • Intellectual: Indigenous languages in contemporary African society
  • Visual: De Stijl art movement

Conference Fees:

  • Registration: R4,000 (All inclusive) 
  • Registered students (proof required): R2,800
  • Day registration: R750 (Gala dinner excluded)

Additional tickets:

  • Sunday evening: Welcome reception (R150)
  • Wednesday evening: Gala dinner (R350)


30 June - 4 July


University of Pretoria Groenkloof Campus

Registration open until 15 June 2019

Venue: University of Pretoria Groenkloof Campus

The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with several campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to other major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

As one of South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education, the University of Pretoria provides a refreshing mix of academic tradition and progressive vision. The latter is brought to life by means of world-class research that results in positive, tangible contributions to both local and global communities.

Ranking among the top 1,9% of universities in the world, (QS World University Rankings 2018), the University provides an environment that is stimulating, intellectually challenging and conducive to optimising teaching and learning.

This year the conference is being held on the beautiful and self-contained Groenkloof Campus – home to our Faculty of Education, internationally recognised for its academic standards and its research citations.

Pretoria has a matchless winter climate with warm, sunshine days although early mornings and nights are chilly. 

For further information please contact

Professor Rinelle Evans
Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria


Conference theme: Indigenous languages in contemporary African society

We are excited to announce the call for papers for the first joint annual conference of the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT) and the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Association (SALALS).

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