Leading with Language
English is one of the most commonly used languages in business, academia and media making it vital to have good use of English skills, especially in a multiracial and multicultural environment such as KwaZulu-Natal as well as many other provinces in South Africa.
Being proficient in the language allows individuals to develop positive business relationships in their interaction with colleagues and clients.
UKZN’s Extended Learning Division’s English Proficiency programme, which enables delegates to increase their proficiency in English as a language used in business, reflects the growing demand for language skills in South Africa and across key markets in Africa.
During interactive sessions with facilitators, delegates learn to apply English to real life situations relevant to their daily interaction with focus areas including sessions on English culture, heritage, context, themes, basic expressions, pronunciation and written text for presentation. Participants will be given all the tools necessary to achieve proficiency in English leading to the option for further, more in-depth language study.
Our ability to connect fully with others depends to a large extent on having strong language skills.
Words: Nkosingiphile Ntshangase
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