Dr. Mali Recognized for Distinguished Leadership in African Language Pedagogy

Dr. Mali (right)

Dr. Zoliswa Mali, Director, African Language Program; Senior Lecturer recently accepted recognition for her significant contributions to the field of African language education. The National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) honored Dr. Mali as a Distinguished ALTA Member at the 27th African Language Teachers’ Association (ALTA) Conference banquet on April 13, 2024.

The award acknowledges Dr. Mali’s enduring commitment and leadership within ALTA, where she has served in various roles, including secretary/treasurer and president. Her dedication to advancing African language pedagogy and research has made a meaningful impact on the association.

Furthermore, Dr. Mali’s students have also been recognized for their excellence in the field. At the same conference, her advanced isiXhosa student and PhD candidate in Linguistics, Andre Batchelder Schwab, received an award for his outstanding contributions to African language pedagogy and research.

In addition to her professional achievements, Dr. Mali was honored at the ALTA banquet for her sartorial elegance, winning the award for best-dressed lady.

Dean Scott Taylor commended Dr. Mali, expressing sincere congratulations on this wonderful honor, noting its reflection of Dr. Mali’s impact on the field and the work of the Center.

Founded in 1953, BU’s ASC has provided a strong foundation in African studies to generations of university professors, economists, health workers, government officials, development personnel, diplomats, and numerous others. Learn more on the ASC website