Oscar Eybers is a lecturer in the Unit for Academic Literacy. He obtained the degrees BA, BA Honours in English, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of the Western Cape. His Masters is English was attained at Stellenbosch University.
Oscar’s journey in facilitating literacy practices started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the USA, where he taught children in a crèche called The Alphabet Tree, how to read and write. After living in the USA for 13 years, he returned to South Africa, his place of birth. Oscar taught English in the secondary-school domain, before entering the tertiary sphere. He has since lectured academic literacy to students at Zululand University, Fort Hare University, Rhodes University and now, the University of Pretoria.
As part of his responsibilities he teaches and co-ordinates the LST 110 course for students in the Natural and Agricultural Sciences Faculty.
He is currently working on his PhD which focuses on the inter-relationship between student cultures and how these interplay with their adjustment to university level writing.