UNISA Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers



UNISA Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers

Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers (76986)

 

Purpose

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



Target group

Non-English speakers.
Students should have completed the upper intermediate module or attained a score relevant to level 4 in the placement test.
 
 



Admission requirements

Students should have completed the upper intermediate module or attained a score relevant to level 4 in the placement test.
 
 

Duration

Three months
 



Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

Semester module as per the university calendar
 

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 (Advanced) (EFAV01K)
Syllabus/Content Topics

Vocabulary:
Develop an active and passive vocabulary of 3000 words
 
Reading:
Developing reading speed, comprehension of extended texts, reading literary texts of various genre, identifying and responding to key information, critical evaluation
 
Range of texts:
Journalism, short stories, extended fiction and non-fiction, poetry and drama, persuasive and critical articles, video and audio productions
 
Writing:
Writing with a purpose, the writing process, reconstructing writing, functional, creative, and critical writing
 
Sentence level grammar:
Complex and compound sentences, concord, sub-ordinate clauses, active and passive, perfect tenses, direct and indirect speech, irregular constructions
 
Language use:
Contextual language use appropriate to academic and non-academic purposes, fluent communicative ability
 
 



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