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English for Professional Development Newsletter August 2012

WITS LANGUAGE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AUGUST 2012
  Improve your English language skills and gain a competitive advantage
 

Welcome to Wits Language School’s English for Professional Development newsletter!

We have some very exciting things going on in the coming months. English for Professional Development courses in Johannesburg start 15 September 2012. You will now have a choice now of:

  • Saturday courses from 9:00am-1:00pm OR
  • Tuesday/Thursday courses from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

We have Saturday courses in Pretoria starting 1 September 2012 - last test date is 18 August!

There will also be a one-day CV and cover letter writing workshop  on 8 September 2012.

Click here to register early for any of these opportunities as spaces get filled very quickly!

In this newsletter we again have a free grammar tip for you to test yourself with. Read how EPD got involved in the community at the Holy Cross Reading Camp in Grahamstown, to improve the literacy skills of disadvantaged children. Our US Access Programme is at it again with yet another inspiring talk from one of our EPD students. And lastly, the cold weather could not dampen the spirits of the US Access Program students as they arrived at WLS to begin a week of fun, creativity and learning. This year's Winter Week theme was "Going Green".

Enjoy!

Dr Cate Almon
Test Centre Officer and Interim EPD Coordinator

   
  In this Issue
   
Free grammar tip
EPD gets involved in the community
Inspiration from Mmasefudi Mojapelo
Winter Week - Going Green!
 
     
 
 
 

Free grammar tip
by Cathy Roberts

Do you still get confused between "borrow" and "lend"? English may be the only language in the world that has two different words for these meanings. Here is an explanation of the difference that we hope you find helpful.

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English Grammar Tips
 
 
 

EPD gets involved in the commmunity!
By Nobesuthu Mdena

I had the privilege of volunteering at the Holy Cross Reading Camp in Grahamstown for a second time. The week-long camp took place at Assegai Trails and aimed to improve the literacy skills of disadvantaged children in the Grahamstown area. Learners from different schools between the ages of 9 and 11 were assessed and chosen to join the camp. This year 18 of the strongest learners from each school were chosen.

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Reading Camp
 
 
 

Inspiration from Mmasefudi Mojapelo

In our last newsletter we talked about an inspiring guest speaker for our non-profit project to equip high school students from disadvantaged communities with English language skills, funded by the U.S. Embassy. This issue reports of another amazing speaker who has also taken our English for Professional Development courses. Read what our students had to say about the talk.

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Inspiration
 
 
 

Winter Week - Going Green!

The cold weather could not dampen the spirits of the US Access Program students as they arrived at WLS to begin a week of fun, creativity and learning. This year’s Winter Week theme was “Going Green”. Throughout the year the students have been exploring different ways in which to conserve the environment and this week gave them an opportunity to play with ideas on how they could create products using recyclable and affordable materials.

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Winter Week - Going Green