Certificate in English Communications

INTRODUCTION
 
The Certificate in English Communication Course (CEC) aims to improve the English communication skills of learners to a level where they can communicate and study more effectively through the medium of English and, therefore, achieve greater success in their studies.
 
 
OBJECTIVES AND TARGET GROUPS
 
This course is intended to develop and improve the four English language skills, namely reading, writing, speaking and listening.
 
 
THIS COURSE WILL ENABLE LEARNERS TO
 
communicate more confidently in English and enhance their English language proficiency
 
  • study more effectively through the medium of English
  • increase their opportunities for success in the examinations.

 

THE COURSE IS OPEN FOR - 
 
  • Potential Grade 12 learners of NAMCOL who wish to improve their English language
  • Grade 12 learners currently enrolled with NAMCOL who are experiencing difficulty with English;
  • Members of the general public who would like to improve their English language proficiency skills.

 

Prospective learners can enrol at any of the NAMCOL regional or sub-regional offices during enrolment period.

 
Please contact your nearest NAMCOL office to obtain information in this regard.

LEARNER SUPPORT

Learners will receive the following basic package of services:
  • One-day (5 hours) orientation workshop
  • Three hours of face-to-face tuition per week
  • Full set of self-study materials (4 modules)
  • CD Roms (Modules 1-3 are supplementedwith an audio CD Rom each which contains the listening comprehension exercises)
  • Three tutor-marked assignments
  • A final, end-of-year examination.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
 
This course consists of four modules with three CD Roms, as well as three tutor-marked assignments. 
  • ECC Core - refers to Modules 1 - 3
  • ECC Extended - refers to Modules 1 - 4
 
Module 4 is optional for students who wish to further their studies at tertiary level.
 
 
ASSESSMENT
 
Continuous assessment is done through the submission of assignments. There will be three tutor-marked assignments based on the three modules for core learners, and four modules for extended. Learners will be
required to keep a file of their written work.
 
In order to pass this course, a learner must obtain a final mark of at least 50%.
The following requirements need to be met to pass this course: 
  • A CA mark of 50% to write the examination
  • 50% in the examination to pass the course.
 
A learner will only be awarded a certificate if these requirements have been fulfilled. A final examination will take place at the end of the academic year (November each year).