English Classes during Working Hours

 

 

The KZN Language Institute offers a range of programmes to meet the needs of any student. All the full-time programmes are for students who want to develop proficiency in English or to move from general proficiency to academic proficiency. Students first complete a short placement assessment to determine their level, and then enrol for a programme. Classes are held daily, Monday to Friday, for three-hour sessions of integrated skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) and it is expected that the students work for at least a further two to three hours daily on their own consolidation of lessons.

 

This programme is designed for complete beginners in English. We use an interactive approach to develop competency in the skills of speaking, listening, and to introduce basic reading and writing for Beginner English.

Students develop confidence in small, relaxed groups. Students attend daily classes (from Monday to Friday) for 60 hours a month. We recommend at least three months. Contact hours are from 8.30am to 12 noon and students are expected to spend a further two to three hours on revision and practice after class each day.

COST: R4 500 for 60 hours per month (3 hours per day) or R7 500 for 100 hours per month (5 hours per day)

This course is designed for students with a basic ability to communicate in English. There is a simple placement test to ascertain their level of proficiency. We use an interactive approach to develop competency in the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Students develop confidence in small, relaxed groups. Contact hours are from 8.30am to 12 noon and students are expected to spend a further two to three hours on revision and practice after class each day.

If students attain an appropriate degree of proficiency in this level they are then able to move into the pre-intermediate course, which is the next level. A firm foundation is essential to enable students to proceed to higher levels.

COST: R4 500 for 60 hours per month (3 hours per day) or R7 500 for 100 hours per month (5 hours per day)

This course develops the proficiency required for entry into our academic English programme or for admission into undergraduate studies at a higher education institute. There is a simple placement test to ascertain a student’s level of proficiency. The focus at this level is more on reading and writing skills. However, students also develop and practise the skills of giving presentations, taking notes, and participating in discussions. Students attend daily classes (from Monday to Friday) for a total of 60 hours per month with three months of tuition recommended.

COST: R4 500 for 60 hours per month (3 hours per day) or R7 500 for 100 hours per month (5 hours per day)

This course is for students who have achieved the minimum proficiency required for admission into an academic programme at a higher education institution (university). It builds on their English language skills within an academic context, focusing on effective reading and writing, the development of skills for listening and note-taking, participating in discussions and giving presentations. It provides students with greater confidence to succeed at university.

 

After Hours Courses

These programmes are offered on a weekly basis and usually take place on one or two evenings per week or on a Saturday morning. They are for people who would like a basic understanding of communication in another language and/or for a specific purpose. Anyone can take such programmes – there is no prior qualification required. These programmes are generally either 20 or 40 hours long, lasting between 7 and 13 weeks in total. All our courses can be offered on site should this be required.

This evening course is designed for non-speakers of the language who need not have prior knowledge of isiZulu. Learners will acquire a sufficient vocabulary base which will enable them to conduct simple conversation in isiZulu.

Issues which are culturally relevant will be introduced to facilitate communication and understanding amongst our peoples.

COURSE FACILITATORS: Ms Mary Gordon

DURATION: 13 weeks every Monday from 5.15 pm – 8.15pm (40 hours)

DATES: Two courses per year, one in each semester

ADDRESS: The KZN Language Institute, MIDI House, 33 Alan Paton Avenue

COST: R4 800 per person, payable strictly before course commences.

The course is limited to 12 delegates so advanced booking and payment is essential.

This course will be run on other dates throughout the year.

This evening course is designed for non-speakers of the language who do not need to have prior knowledge of kiSwahili. Learners will acquire a sufficient vocabulary base which will enable them to conduct simple conversation in kiSwahili. Issues which are culturally relevant will be introduced to facilitate communication and better understanding.

COURSE FACILITATOR:  Mr Mote Magomba

DURATION: A total of 40 hours on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings over a 13 week period from 17h15 19h15

DATES: To be confirmed

ADDRESS: The KZN Language Institute, MIDI House, 33 Alan Paton Avenue

COST: R4 800 per person, payable strictly before course commences.

OPTIONAL EXTRA: Weekend immersion with Swahili-speaking host family in Pietermaritzburg is offered on selected Saturdays and Sundays from 4pm to 7pm. Added cost: R350 each per session.

The course is limited to 12 delegates so advanced booking and payment is essential.

The KLI reserves the right not to run the course on these dates should fewer than 10 students register.

This Saturday morning course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their communication skills with the deaf. Learners will acquire a sufficient vocabulary base which will enable them to conduct simple conversation in sign language.

COURSE FACILITATORS: Mr Perfect Zondi

DURATION: Every Saturday for 7 weeks, 09h00–12h00 (20hrs)

DATES: Seven Saturday morning, dates to be confirmed

ADDRESS: The KZN Language Institute, MIDI House, 33 Alan Paton Avenue

COST: R2 700 per person, payable strictly before the course commences.

The course is limited to 12 delegates so advanced booking and payment is essential.

This course will be run on other dates throughout the year.

This Saturday morning course is designed to help you improve your English, especially your use of formal English. You will build self-confidence and be able to confidently communicate your abilities and service. Our flexible classes deal with specific needs as we actively engage to solve problems experienced in day-to-day communication. Through regular, real-time class practice you will learn to correct and avoid typical language errors.

COURSE FACILITATOR: Ms Cassandra Naidoo/ Mr Roger Naylor/ Ms Jenny Kerchhoff

DURATION: Saturday mornings for 7 weeks, 09h00 sharp – 12h30 (20 hours)

DATES: 15 February to 21st March 2020

ADDRESS: The KZN Language Institute, 33 Alan Paton Avenue, Scottsville,

Pietermaritzburg

COST: R2 000 per person, payable strictly before the course commences.

The course is limited to 12 delegates, so advanced booking and payment is essential.

This course will be run on other dates through the year.

This weekday evening course is designed to help you improve your English, especially your use of formal English. You will build self-confidence and be able to confidently communicate your abilities and service. Our flexible classes deal with specific needs as we actively engage to solve problems experienced in day-to-day communication. Through regular, real-time class practice you will learn to correct and avoid typical language errors.

COURSE FACILITATOR: Ms Jenny Kerchhoff/ Ms Cass Naidoo

DURATION: Wednesdays from 17h15 to 19h15 (4 x 2 hour classes per month)

DATES: 12th Feb, ongoing through the year

ADDRESS: The KZN Language Institute, 33 Alan Paton Avenue, Scottsville,

Pietermaritzburg

COST: R950 per person per month/ cycle, payable strictly before the course commences.

The course is limited to 12 delegates, so advanced booking and payment is essential.

This course is designed for non-speakers of the language, aimed at A1/1 level, and will afford learners the opportunity of starting an additional subject for school (which might lead, with further stages of competence added, to a good overall matric result), in enhancing studies at a tertiary institution (e.g. in commerce, technology, tourism, etc.), or developing an extra skill for career purposes (in South Africa or one of the German speaking countries).

Others who could benefit are those emigrating to a German speaking country and applicants for positions in German speaking countries (e.g. trainees, au-pairs). Basic German language skills may be a requirement which this course, possibly with an added A1/2 level course, could fulfil.

COURSE FACILITATOR: Mrs Yvonne Fritsche/ Mrs Karin Burke

DURATION: 40 hours

DATES: To be confirmed

ADDRESS: The KZN Language Institute, 33 Alan Paton Avenue, Scottsville,    Pietermaritzburg

COST:  5 to 12 students – R4 800 each, payable strictly before the course commences.

The course is limited to 12 delegates, so advanced booking and payment is essential.

We reserve the right to postpone the course if fewer than five students apply.