English for Postgraduate Study

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  • Field of interest Education and Training
  • Location Gauteng
  • Type Part Time
  • Qualification Certificate
  • Duration 10 weeks (50 hours), excluding induction week
  • Price R8,750.00


About the course

Develop your academic writing skills and boost your success rate

This course exposes students who are enrolled for a postgraduate degree in the medium of English to academic literacy skills. Using a "funds of knowledge" approach and communicative language teaching theory, instructors welcome student interests into the classroom so that they can have a realistic application of what they learn to their fields of study.

Programme Overview

The English for Postgraduate Study course offers students the opportunity to develop their Academic English skills in order to evaluate multiple sources of knowledge and develop their academic viewpoint; access, process and manage information by critically reviewing it and synthesising different perspectives within it; discuss relevant ethical issues in their fields with critical reflection; identify, analyse and address complex or abstract problems, drawing systematically on relevant research in the field; and present and communicate academic ideas and texts to a range of audiences.


In this course, students will be exposed to generating their own ideas; the postgraduate academic writing process and the structure of a research paper/report including the required sections such as the introduction, review of literature, research methods, data analysis, results, discussion, conclusion and implications; developing an academic voice of authority; grammar in academic discourse; the language of generalisation and presenting their ideas verbally in a formal, academic context.


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