UNISA Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers Pre-intermediate

UNISA Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers Pre-intermediate

Short Course in Intensive English for Foreign Language Speakers Pre-intermediate (76966)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.
 
 Admission requirements

Students must have a basic knowledge of the English language in its spoken and written form.
 
 Duration

Three months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

1st semester: January/February

2nd semester: June/ JulyTuition 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 (Elementary and Pre-Intermediate) (EFPI01B)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Vocabulary: develop active and passive vocabulary of 1200 words
  • Reading: sentences and paragraphs, identifying and responding to key information
  • Writing: words, syntactical fragments and phrases, SVC SVO sentences
  • Sentence level grammar: articles, determiners, transitive and intransitive verbs, concord, simple tenses, SVC SVO sentences

Language use: pre-intermediate contextual use, practical communicative ability in small groups and social 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
 
 
Thulile Shandu (MA; BPaed; SSTD) is a lecturer in the Department of English Studies, Unisa. 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


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.