ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT (NQF LEVEL
4) TRAINING COURSE:
GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
Both educationalists and researchers report that literacy
levels and English competency are reducing rapidly. Problems
that are aggravating this situation include the new OBE
education system, lack of delivery by government departments,
mismanagement of funds and fraud, an acute shortage of
teachers and unmanageable numbers of learners in classrooms.
The problem with English then evidences in organisations
as a lack of competency, unprofessionalism, a lack of
productivity, conflict, time wasting, increased costs,
This two-day course will provide some assistance with
the improvement of English. It focuses on the underlying
fundamentals of correct English. The course is a practical,
participative course that is constructed around exercises
carefully designed to ensure real learning by attendees.
The workshop will help employees at all levels of the
organisation to improve their level of competence in the
The course provides assistance with English improvement,
specifically in the areas of English grammar and punctuation.
Specific aspects dealt with include:
• all punctuation
• sentences: types, phrases, clauses, subject and
predicate, single, compound and complex sentences
• noun: noun, plurals, compounds words
• pronoun: person, gender, case, number, problems,
• verbs: agreement, tenses, mood, finite and infinite,
incorrect, active and passive voice, rule of concord
Please note that this is not an ABET course. It is pitched
at an NQF 4 home language level and is therefore not suitable
for those who have only a most basic or rudimentary understanding
of the English language.