Via Afrika Adult English - A Quick Fix

Course Fee R799.00

What is this course about? 

Communicate with confidence! Learning an additional language can often feel like hard work. It does not have to be. This course is designed as a general course for adults who wish to learn some basic English language principles. It will help learners develop an understanding of language structures and conventions and how to avoid common grammar mistakes.

Who should be doing this course?

This course will provide some quick, easy fixes to help you improve your English skills so that you can understand the rules and how to apply them. Best suited for adults who need to brush up on their basic English language skills.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Discover more about silent and disguised letters and break words down into syllables to pronounce words correctly.
  • Understand the rules of spelling and how to become a good speller.
  • Understand what different parts of speech do in a sentence.
  • Use a dictionary and thesaurus effectively (including online).
  • Build your vocabulary.
  • Discover where words come from.
  • Write sentences that are error free.
  • Understand the difference between literal and figurative language.
  • Explain what some common idioms and figurative expressions mean.
  • Understand how to communicate effectively.

How is your mark calculated? 

Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck! 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you! 

In the 6 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Pronunciation And Spelling
CHAPTER 2 More About Words: Parts Of Speech
CHAPTER 3 Expand Your Vocabulary
CHAPTER 4 Sentences
CHAPTER 5 Critical Language Awareness
CHAPTER 6 Oral Communication

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Via Afrika partners with authors who are leading educationalists, including teachers, academics and Department of Education officials. This partnership enables Via Afrika to develop learning materials that make a difference.

I give it a FIVE out of five!

Tsietsi Dichabe

I enjoyed it a lot! I feel so happy because it has taught me to never underestimate myself. I am powerful beyond measures!


Quick, Fun.

Bianca Roets

As per the subject of my review - the course was simply quick and fun. I would have loved more tests and even more exercises available.

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