SAALT | South African Association for Language Teaching

SAALT 2024: A Tapestry of Wishes, Plans, and Celebrations

And from the SAALT Exco members:

Nurturing a Multilingual Community

How privileged are we in South Africa, that we can share our wishes for the new year in such a rich and bountiful way! May 2024 be a year filled with abundance, joy, love, happiness, with ample opportunity to grow. Keeping up with the new year celebrations we are excited to celebrate the diamond anniversary of SAALT with you this year.



From 10 – 12 July 2024 we will be “Celebrating 60 Years of Language Teaching: Commemorating six decades of linguistic excellence and pedagogical innovation” at the SAALT 2024 conference.

In addition to the conference SAALT is happy to share some of our 2024 plans with you:

Last but not least:

THE SAALT 5 Special Interest Groups

  • Addressing diverse multilingual classroom realities (Malephole Sefotho and Kotie Kaiser)
  • Assessment and testing (Kabelo Sebolai and Albert Weideman)
  • Advancements in technology: Language teaching and assessment (Joyce West, DJ Cloete, and
    Mariska Nel)
  • Academic writing (Mariska Nel and Tobie van Dyk)
  • African language: Teaching the African way (Connie Makgabo).

More information regarding the special interest groups will follow
, however you are welcome to contact any of the individuals next to the groups

We believe that 2024 will be an exciting year with many opportunities to:

Welcome to the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT), your gateway to a vibrant community of language researchers and teachers.
Established in 1966 as the South African Language Study Group, SAALT has evolved into a dynamic non-profit organization (178-756 NPO). We are dedicated to advancing language teaching through the latest research, trends, and best practices. Our commitment to multilingualism is not just a principle; it’s at the core of everything we do.