This 3-hour workshop is for students who plan to write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy  (AQL) paper of the  National Benchmarking Test (NBT) and want to understand more about the Academic Literacy (AL) competency area.


  • Discuss exactly what Academic Literacy is – and why is it so important?
  • Gain an overview of the key components of the test
  • Write a sample one-hour test (from ‘Test your Competence’ by Albert Weideman and Tobie van Dyk)
  • Mark the test and work through all difficulties
  • Discuss any anxieties (and provide additional support should it be necessary)

DATE: Tuesday 14 June 2016, 3–6pm

ADDRESS: The KZN Language Institute, 33 Alan Paton Avenue, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg

CONTACT DETAILS: Jenny Kerchhoff/ Geri Coertze
033 345 6844 (Monday – Friday: 08h00 17h00) or

COST: R375 payable strictly before the workshop commences.

The workshop is limited to 8 delegates, so advanced booking and payment is essential. Workshops will be run on other dates, these can be flexible to accommodate requirements (location and time).