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JAK Olivier

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Noordwes-Universiteit
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Research interests

sociolinguistics language planning language rights blended learning e-learning multilingualism in education and subtitling

About

Jako Olivier is an associate professor at the School of Human and Social Sciences for Education of the North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa). After some years teaching languages and information technology at secondary school level in South Africa and the UK, he joined the North-West University as lecturer in September 2010. He completed his PhD in Education with a thesis entitled 'Accommodating and promoting multilingualism through blended learning'. In this study he explored how the subject IT could be taught multilingually through the use of blended learning (traditional and e-learning) resources. His research interests include: sociolinguistics, language planning, language rights, blended learning, e-learning, multicultural education and subtitling. He is member of the following academic organizations: Linguistics Society of Southern African (LSSA - member of executive committee as webmaster), South African Association of Language Teachers (SAALT), African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA), Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA) and African Association for Lexicography (AFRILEX).

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Publications

Exploring writing apprehension amongst Afrikaans-speaking first-year students

  • Olivier L
  • Olivier J
Reading & Writing (2016)
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Vervlegte interaksie: Implementering van ’n bring-jou-eie-toestel-benadering teenoor verskafde tabletrekenaars

  • Olivier J
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie (2016)
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Tell-tale signs: reflection towards the acquisition of academic discourses as second languages

  • Olivier L
  • Olivier J
Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics (2015)
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A blended learning approach to teaching sociolinguistic research methods

  • Olivier J
Per Linguam (2014)
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The influence of affective variables on the acquisition of academic literacy

  • Olivier L
  • Olivier J
Per Ling. (2013)
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Noordwes-Universiteit

July 2015 - Present

Senior Lecturer

Noordwes-Universiteit

January 2012 - June 2015 (3 years)

Lecturer

Noordwes-Universiteit

September 2010 - December 2011 (a year)

Education history

Noordwes-Universiteit

PhD

January 2005 - December 2010 (6 years)

Noordwes-Universiteit

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

January 2003 - December 2003 (a year)

Noordwes-Universiteit

MA

January 2002 - December 2003 (2 years)

Potchefstroom University for CHE

BA Honours

January 2001 - December 2001 (a year)

Potchefstroom University for CHE

BA

January 1998 - December 2000 (3 years)