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Dr Xolisa Guzula




Room  5.03.3
Telephone: 021 650 1008



New Generation of Academic Professionals (NGAP) in Multilingual and Multiliteracies Education

Interests She is an early literacy specialist with interests in biliteracy development; emergent literacy; bi/multilingual education; language and literacy as social practice; multi-literacies;  multi-modality; third spaces and bilingual children's literature. She has experience in early literacy and biliteracy teacher training and community literacy training. She is a storyteller, author and translator of children's literature and develops bilingual teacher professional materials. She is one of the founders of a network of community literacy clubs emerging across the country and is a doctoral student researching children's translanguaging and multi-literacies practice.


  • Abdulatief, S. & Guzula, X. (2017) Whatsapp as postgraduate writing support tool. In Theresa Lillis & Mary Jane Curry (eds) Global Academic Publishing: Policies, Practices and Publishing. Multilingual Matters. UK
  • Guzula, X., McKinney, C. & Tyler, R. (2017) Languaging-for-learning: Legitimising translanguaging and enabling multimodal practices in third spaces
  • Bloch C, Guzula, X and Ntombizanele Nkence (2010) Towards Normalising South African Classroom Life: the ongoing struggle to implement Mother Tongue Based Bilingual Education in Garcia, O & Menken, K (eds) Language Policy in the Classroom: Teachers as change agents , Routledge, USA.
  • Guzula, X (2011) Interactive reflective journal writing as a tool for mentoring and teacher professional development: A Case-Study University of Cape Town