A collaboration of 20 years ...

The Inter-institutional Centre for Language Development and Assessment (ICELDA) is the outcome of a collaboration, since 2004, of three South African universities:
  • North-West University
  • Stellenbsoch University
  • University of Pretoria
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Our business


  • Our design expertise is wide-ranging
  • backed up with scholarly analyses and research
  • tailor-made for  specific clients and contexts


  • Co-creation with institutions
  • Language audits
  • Language programme & project evaluations

Locally relevant, globally connected

Since its inception, additional collaborative agreements were realised, bringing on board more local and international partners such as SADiLaR, CTexT NExLA, University of Antwerp, InterCulturate , Radboud University Nijmegen, the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, and KU Leuven.

These collaborative efforts serve as stimulus and evidence for the universal applicability of our products. Our tests, courses and other resources have been used successfully across the globe, with notable examples in Europe, Africa, the East, and Australia.

North-West University
University of Southern Queensland
SA Digital Language Resources
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
University of Pretoria
National University of Singapore
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Stellenbosch University
Universiteit Antwerpen
Department Science & Innovation
UMALUSI Council for Quality
University of the Free State
Radboud Universiteit
Network of Expertise in Language Assessment