English as a Foreign language – Elementary
Brief Description
The University of Pretoria, together with Enterprises University of Pretoria, offers international students the chance to learn English at one of the top universities in South Africa. Students can become part of an exciting, vibrant campus and experience student life while improving their English skills.
The EFL course aims to improve the basic English proficiency of international students from countries in which English is not used as an official language. Our course series is offered at six levels: beginner, elementary, per-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and IELTS preparation.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students:
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, travel, hobbies).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need
Course Content
Grammar: possessive ’s and possessive adjectives; prepositions of place; like/love + noun/-ing form; expressions of frequency; can/can’t + adverb; countable and uncountable nouns – with a/an, some and any; quantifiers: a lot of and much/many; something, nobody, anywhere; planning: might, be going to and would like to; modals: have to/don’t have to, can/can’t, should/shouldn’t, will/won’t – for predictions and promises; articles: a/an, the; past simple verbs – regular and irregular forms, negatives and questions; comparative and superlative adjectives; present simple vs present continuous tenses; present perfect and past participles.
Vocabulary: word-building: word roots, suffixes, collocations, adjective + noun collocations, verb + noun collocations, synonyms and antonyms, word families and word forms; functional: telling the time, prices and currencies, ordinal and cardinal numbers, periods of time, email addresses and websites, measurements, arguing for and against, making requests and suggestions, forming negatives with un-; general: everyday verbs, everyday activities, useful objects, describing cities, places of work, school subjects, life and society, technology, travel and tourism.
Entry Requirements
English proficiency at beginner level. Students will be given a proficiency test to confirm their level.
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Marketing, Communication and Languages
Who Should attend:
The courses are ideal for international students planning to enrol at an English-medium university or wanting to work in an English environment.
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Contact Sessions
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