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ENGLISH COMMUNICATION COURSES - CHANGING LIVES, OPENING DOORS

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English Foundations, Part 1 (NQF 2)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • answer questions appropriately and with relevance to the context
  • write short texts made up of simple sentences, new words and phrases in the context of familiar topics such as family, friends and hobbies
  • formulate appropriate simple questions and answers
  • deliver a short prepared speech
  • understand and apply correct grammar: simple present and past verb tenses; subject-verb agreement; count and non-count nouns; prepositions of position; definite and indefinite articles

English Foundations, Part 2 (NQF 2)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • answer questions appropriately and with relevance to the context
  • create meaningful simple sentences to: write a mini-autobiography; describe a picture and a city; write a short paragraph about an experience, write an informal email/letter and write a short biography of a family member
  • identify the main ideas in written texts
  • deliver a short prepared speech
  • understand and apply correct grammar: simple present and continuous verb tenses; simple past verb tense; adjectives and adverbs; prepositions of position & movement; pronouns and demonstratives

English Fundamentals, Part 1 (NQF 3)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • identify the main points in a given text
  • skim and scan texts appropriately to extract specific information
  • identify the audience, context and purpose of texts
  • write: comparative paragraphs; paragraphs predicting the future; a short story; a paragraph describing a process; an email or letter requesting information
  • deliver a short prepared speech
  • understand and apply correct grammar: simple present and past verb tenses; present and past continuous verb tenses; simple future verb tense; comparative and superlative forms; relative pronouns; first conditionals; modals for prediction and giving advice

English Fundamentals, Part 2 (NQF 3)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • identify the main ideas and supporting details in a given text
  • identify a point of view expressed either directly or implied in a text
  • identify and sort texts into the correct sequence
  • summarise texts
  • write: a short essay describing yourself and your personality; comparative paragraphs; a biography of a famous person; a formal letter; a short narrative on a personal experience
  • deliver a short prepared speech
  • understand and apply correct grammar: simple present and past verb tenses; present and past continuous verb tenses; present perfect verb tense; future forms (using will/going to); modals for present and past deduction; defining and non-defining relative clauses; first, second and third conditionals

Communicative Grammar (NQF 4)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • identify the purpose, audience and context of a given text
  • identify cohesive links within a given text
  • identify and create relevant sentence structures appropriate to the purpose of the text (simple, compound and complex sentences; dependent and independent clauses)
  • Identify and apply correct register in written texts
  • write paragraphs correctly structured for their purpose, which include a relevant topic sentence, supporting sentences and concluding sentence
  • identify the main parts of speech and the function associated with each of them
  • apply relevant verb tenses for active and stative structures
  • use appropriate connectors
  • draft and edit your own texts

Business Writing (NQF 4)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • develop, brainstorm and outline ideas
  • create and organise notes derived from a brainstorm
  • use appropriate register
  • apply correct tense combinations
  • use appropriate conjunctions and linking words
  • use the passive voice appropriately
  • produce coherent and cohesive texts such as emails, formal letters, proposals and internal correspondence
  • proofread and edit your writing

Report Writing (NQF 5)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • access, process, re-organise, and synthesise information in order to present it in a report
  • use appropriate language conventions, textual features and style for specific reports
  • draft and edit your reports

Presentation Skills (NQF 5)

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • identify and apply correct strategies for oral presentations
  • use non-verbal communication effectively in a presentation situation
  • use the voice correctly in a presentation situation
  • use presentation tools to create and present effective visuals
  • understand, identify and apply correct English grammar