The plenary speakers and panellists for New Directions Sub-Saharan Africa 2024 include key thought leaders and educational experts in the field of English Language Assessment.

Meet the speakers

Professor Leketi Makalela

Leketi Makalela is a full professor and founding Director of the Hub for Multilingual Education and Literacies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at City University of New York. His research areas include translanguaging, multilingual education and literacies. He pioneered a globally acclaimed theoretical model: “ubuntu translanguaging” and its pedagogical equivalent, “ubuntu translanguaging pedagogy”.