English as a Foreign language – Intermediate
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 the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Course Content
Grammar: uses of auxiliary verbs; stative verbs; direct and indirect questions; tenses: present perfect simple (with already, just and yet) vs past simple; past simple, continuous and perfect; present perfect simple and continuous; predictions – future forms; modal verbs; passives; conditionals: first with if and will, second and third; time expressions: when, as soon as, unless, until, before; purpose: to …, for ... and so that …; certainty and possibility; used to, would and past simple; comparative adverbs; verb patterns: -ing and to + infinitive; articles and quantifiers; defining relative clauses; reported speech – changes to time expressions, omission of that, exceptions to tense rules; should have and could have, past ability (could/couldn’t/managed to) and obligation (had to).
Vocabulary: word-building: adjective + noun collocations, adverbs, nouns and verbs, -ly adverbs, forming adjectives from nouns, compound nouns, compound adjectives, prefixes re-, in-, un-, im-; functional: be used to vs get used to, idioms, phrasal verbs, extreme adjectives, word endings and word class; general: feelings, emotions, experiences, challenges and achievements, job requirements, pay and conditions, medicine, injuries, communication technology and smartphones, apps and gadgets, clothing, accessories, describing homes and areas, news highlights.
Entry Requirements
English proficiency at pre-intermediate 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.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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