Current public courses
Languages for lifeThe Centre for Open Learning in conjunction with the Multilingualism Education Project and Confucius Institute is offering four language learning courses in May and June 2013. Providing the public with a selection of languages these courses aim to promote multilingualism. The focus is on oral language for essential social and commercial communication, with some exposure to written language as well as the basic rules of grammar required for language construction. The courses are aimed at adults, and will be led by experienced teachers who will make your language learning enjoyable and rewarding. There will be limited after class ‘homework’, although practice between sessions is encouraged. Offered after hours to accommodate working people, the classes are kept small and informal to maximise learning.
Sign up for six weeks of language learning (two-hour evening classes held twice a week) and get communicating!
Introduction to Chinese – Mondays and Thursdays (starts 13 May)
kiSwahili for beginners – Mondays and Thursdays (starts 13 May)
isiXhosa for beginners – Mondays and Thursdays (starts 13 May)
Intermediate isiXhosa – Tuesdays and Thursdays (starts 14 May)
If you are able to understand and follow the instructions in this audio clip, you may want to consider taking the intermediate rather than beginners course.
Click here to download a brochure about the 'Languages for life' language learning courses.
In addition to our open enrolment courses, the Centre is able to design new courses for particular contexts or adapt courses which have already been run to suit your organisational learning needs. Our aim is to offer programmes with a conceptual content that can be applied to real-world situations and meet the needs of changing work environments.
Examples of customised courses that have been offered include:
- Specialist Professional Writing
- Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing
- Applied Project Management for Development Contexts
- Basic Xhosa language
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Chemistry for Museum Curators
- Writing Reports
- Creating Social HIV/AIDS Change Agents (SHACA)
- Communicating About Science
For more details on customised courses contact Janet Small or telephone 021 650 4088.