ERONGO LANGUAGE CENTRE

In February 2000 the Language Centre established a branch in the Erongo Region with the aim to make English language courses accessible to the people.  The UNAM Centre in Post Street is situated in the heart of Swakopmund. All administration tasks are performed at the Centre, De Duine and Kuisebmund Secondary Schools in Walvis Bay. However in-house training is provided upon request of companies and institutions.  A number of locally based lecturers present the courses.

The Language Centre in the Erongo Region offers in addition to English Courses:

SPANISH
PORTUGUESE
OSHINDONGA
GERMAN

Spanish, Portuguese and Oshindonga will be offered in Walvis Bay, German in Swakopmund.
In Walvis Bay and Swakopmund the Language Centre also offers:

BASIC BUSINESS CONCEPTS (APPLIED MATHEMATICS)

The course aims to make learners aware of the role of numbers and mathematics in everyday life and to enable them to understand and apply mathematical concepts in everyday life.

This course is offered in 7 (seven) modules:

  • Numerical Skills
  • Estimation
  • Calculator Skills
  • Measurements
  • Time, timetables and charts
  • Cost of living
  • Budgets

Entrance Requirements:

  • Understanding of the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of natural numbers at a Grade 4 to 8 level
  • Proficiency in English or Afrikaans

Materials:
Contextual exercises devised according to students' needs from newspapers and magazines as well as the banks, post office, municipality and shops etc. Each participant has to possess a simple calculator.

Duration:
4 hours per week -approx. 40 hours (offered every trimester).
Assessment:
Attendance (85%), tests and examination (50% pass).

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