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Communicative English

Become a grammar guru.

Broaden your understanding of the various grammatical structures in English, enhance your proof reading and editing skills and improve the coherence and conciseness of your writing.

The course aims to develop students' understanding of the form, meaning and function of the grammatical structures they use.

Course fee

The course costs R11 100.

Classes are subject to a minimum of 8 students. We reserve the right not to run a particular course in an intake if there is insufficient demand. 


This course is a contact, part-time course and runs for 10 weeks (50 hours), excluding the examination session.


Participants who meet all minimum requirements for the course are awarded a Certificate of Competence.

Programme Overview

Communicative Grammar is a course designed for students who would like to improve their grammar knowledge and enhance their editing skills. This course is also designed to improve the coherence and cohesion of students’ writing.


This course introduces students to the different parts of speech and tenses. Students are encouraged to correctly apply these various aspects to edit and proofread their work. In addition, students are exposed to various types of paragraphs such as: descriptive, narrative, opinion, process and general.

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • 18 years or older
  • No specific school or tertiary qualification is required
  • All students must be literate and numerate
  • All students are required to complete a pre-assessment to determine the student’s level of English proficiency (the pre-assessment is done on-site and takes 1 hour)
  • Entry to this course is dependent on students demonstrating NQF level 3 language proficiency.
Career Opportunities

For the individual:

  • Acquire greater written and oral fluency in business situations
  • Attain a higher level of confidence in your ability to conduct business in English
  • Progress faster and further in your career

For the organisation:

  • Improve productivity
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Improve customer service
  • Enhance professional images for both employers and companies