UNISA Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers Upper Intermediate



UNISA Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers Upper Intermediate

Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers Upper Intermediate (76965)

 

Purpose

The purpose of this module to establish communicative ability in English for speakers of foreign (non-South African) languages at the upper intermediate level.
 



Target group

Non-English speakers.
 
Students should have completed the intermediate module or passed level 2 
0f the placement tests.
 
 



Admission requirements

Students should have completed the intermediate module or attained a score relevant to level 3 in the placement test.
 
 

Duration

Three months
 



Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

1st semester: January/February

2nd semester: June/ July

 
 

Tuition method

Contact classes
 

Kind of assessment

Qualified teaching staff of the Department of English Studies will act as assessors in a manner that complies with the quality management system of the Centre and University.
 



Intensive English as a Foreign Language (Upper-Intermediate) (EFUI01X)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Vocabulary: develop an active and passive vocabulary of 2300 words
  • Reading: sentences and paragraphs, developing reading speed, extended texts, identifying and responding to key information, critical evaluation
  • Range of texts: popular journalism, print advertisements, short stories, sustained fiction and non-fiction, poetry, drama, informative articles, video and audio
  • Writing: writing with a purpose, the writing process, reconstructing writing
  • Sentence level grammar: SVOC and SVOA sentence structure, complex and compound sentences, concord, sub-ordinate clauses, active and passive, perfect tenses
  • Language use: intermediate contextual language use, fluent communicative ability in various, unmediated contexts

 

Course leader

Prof M M K Lephalala(PhD, Edinburgh University, UK; MA, Language and Literature, RAU, BAED, UNISA, BA, English, Education VISTA; Teachers’ Diploma, English and Mathematics)
Discipline expertise: (Over 24 years secondary and tertiary teaching experience in various fields of English language, literature and education, ODL experience)
Office 7-032, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 6396
Fax: 012 429 6222
E-mail: lephammk@unisa.ac.za
 
Prof B Makina(PhD Unisa; MA, Language and Linguistics University of the Free State; BED, English, University of Zimbabwe; Diploma in ESL, Gweru Teachers College, Zimbabwe)
Discipline expertise: (Over 30 years secondary and tertiary teaching experience in various fields of English language, literature and education, ODL experience)
Office 6-26, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429-6503
Fax: 012 429 6222
E-mail:makinb@unisa.ac.za
 
Ms B Thoka (PhD Candidate, English, Unisa; MA TESOL, Southern Illinois University, Hons, African Literature, Wits University; BA English, Unisa.
Discipline Expertise: 18 years experience in teaching English Language and Literature, TESOL, ODL experience.
 
Thulile Shandu (MA; BPaed; SSTD). Discipline expertise: 15 years in the different areas of Applied English Language Studies.
 
Dr S C Ndlangamandla(PhD; MA, English Language Education ~WITS; BA Honors, Applied English Language Studies, WITS; PGC Education~ University of Swaziland; BA, language and Literature, University of Swaziland)
Discipline expertise: (About 12 years tertiary teaching experience in various aspects of English language, literature and education, ODL experience)
Office 6-23, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429-6765
Fax: 012 429 6222
E-mail:cndlangamandla@unisa.ac.za
 
 

Programme administrator(s)


Ms Dineo Mkhari Ms Moleboge Modikwe
Tel: 012 429 2960 Tel: 012 429 2690
Fax: 012 429 6222Fax: 012 429 6222
The Povey Centre, Office 6-07, Theo van Wijk Building,UNISA