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English Speaking and Pronunciation

Enhance your speaking skills

This course focuses on your English pronunciation and fluency so that you gain confidence when interacting with others and can be easily understood in professional and academic environments. 

Course Fee

This 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

English Speaking and Pronunciation is a course designed for English second language speakers to improve their oral confidence and pronunciation. The course also aims to improve students’ oral proficiency and competence.

Curriculum

This course exposes students’ to English phonology, the international phonetic alphabet and world stress. Students are given an opportunity to practise varying their intonation, rhythm and pace.

Entry Requirements

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

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • 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)
  • All students are required to undergo an oral telephonic interview.
  • Entry to this course is dependent on students demonstrating NQF level 3 language proficiency.
Application Process

Step 1: Submit an enquiry form

Step 2: Complete the registration form.

Step 3: Certify a copy of your ID. 

Step 4: Pay your fees in full by EFT, credit card or debit card.

Step 5: Send us the completed registration form, a certified copy of your ID and proof of payment to Maria Sesing at wls@wits.ac.za

Step 6: Write the pre-assessment at Wits Language School during office hours (Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:00). Bring along a certified copy of your ID/passport and proof of payment. The pre-assessment will take about 1 hour to complete.

Step 7: You will be notified of the outcome of your pre-assessment within three working days after writing it.

Career Opportunity

This course provides professionals and academics with the English speaking confidence required to succeed in a competitive globalised work environment

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