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English Fundamentals

Review English grammar and learn to communicate more effectively.

Introduces some of the basic elements of English grammar, and shows how to apply this grammar when you write or speak. The course aims to develop participants' grammatical accuracy, listening and reading comprehension and writing ability. 

English Fundamentals 2A

Course Fee

The course costs R5 900.

Duration

This course is part-time and runs for 10 weeks (40 hours), excluding induction week.

Qualification

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

Programme Overview

The English Fundamentals course is divided into two modules. The first module, English Fundamentals, Part 1 aims to improve students’ productive (speaking and writing) and receptive (listening and reading) skills. Students are exposed to a variety of texts and writing types. They are also introduced to the fundamentals of English grammar and brainstorming.

Curriculum

In this course, students are exposed to the following types of reading (internet new reports, short biographies and encyclopaedia entries), listening (new reports, interviews and short talks) and writing (informal emails, review of movies and comparative paragraphs) activities. They are also introduced to  the various tenses and supported in accurately applying them in their various tasks.

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 2 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

English Fundamentals 2B

Course Fee

The course costs R5 900.

Duration

This course is part-time and runs for 10 weeks (40 hours), excluding induction week.

Qualification

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

Programme Overview

The English Fundamentals course is divided into two modules. The second module, English Fundamentals, Part 2 aims to improve students’ productive (speaking and writing) and receptive (listening and reading) skills. Students are exposed to a variety of texts and writing types. They are also introduced to the fundamentals of English grammar and brainstorming.

Curriculum

In this course,  students are exposed to the following types of reading (job advertisements, newspaper reports, advice columns and editorials), listening (conversations, radio interviews and monologues), writing (CVs, cover letter, narrative paragraphs and comparative paragraphs) activities. They are also introduced to linkers, prefixes and suffixes, phrasal verbs and word combinations and supported in accurately applying them in their various tasks.

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 1½ hours)
  • Entry to this course is dependent on students demonstrating NQF level 2 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
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