School of Education

Martha Khosa

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Martha Khosa
Dr. Martha Khosa
Lecturer

Discipline English Education

EmailKhosaM1@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number 031-260-3163

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address G311

Last Updated 3 months ago

Degrees Held

  • B.A Degree. University of the North (Limpopo) (1993).
  • Bed Honours in Educational Linguistics: English Language Teaching. University of Johannesburg (RAU) (2010).
  • Masters in Educational Linguistics: English Language Teaching. University of Johannesburg (RAU) (2013).
  • Ph.D. in Languages, Linguistics & Literature. University of South Africa (2021).

Research Interests

  • Currently developing reading and writing assessment material for the Department of Basic Education (a research project funded by Old Mutual South Africa) regarding the benchmarking of African languages (e.g., Xitsonga).
  • Conducted qualitative case study for isiZulu reading anthologies in KZN – a research project of the Department of Basic Education in partnership with Wits Consortium.
  • Sole authored research article: “Early grade reading trajectory in Xitsonga: A longitudinal study of Grade 1 learners in a rural setting of Limpopo Province.” (Under consideration).
  • Sole authored research article: “What are the launching conditions for the early grade reading trajectory in Xitsonga? A study of Grade 1 Xitsonga classrooms in Limpopo Province.” (Under review).

Teaching Interests

  • The ability to provide excellent subject knowledge,
  • Willingness to help students
  • The ability to provide inspirational teaching methods.
  • Being humorous
  • The ability to provide speedy feedback

Selected Publications

Community Involvement

  • 2021. DBE Terms of Reference: Qualitative Case Study. Conducted qualitative case study for isiZulu reading anthologies in KZN – a research project of the Department of Basic Education in partnership with Wits Consortium.
  • 2021. Setting Benchmarks for Early Grade Reading. Currently developing reading and writing assessment material for the Department of Basic Education (a research project funded by Old Mutual South Africa) regarding the benchmarking of African languages.

Teaching Expertise

  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Multilingualism
  • Literacy development
  • Early Grade Reading
  • Language in Education Policy

Student Supervision