Stellenbosch University
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Communication par excellence
Start: 19/03/2024, 10:00
End: 21/05/2024, 12:00
Contact:Michelle Pieters - 021 808 2812
Location: Our courses combine live online sessions, which are facilitated by the course presenter, with self-directed online learning.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is the focus of this course?

By producing high-quality written communication, you automatically contribute to your business's professional image. This course helps participants to become more effective communicators. With us, you will improve your ability to communicate clearly and confidently.

·        You will gain the skills and confidence to communicate purposefully and effectively in English.

·        You will be guided to write a range of clear, concise, and professional texts.

·        Together we will explore language use, tone and formality, sentence construction, clarity of purpose, audience needs, and the writing process.

A certificate of competence will be awarded following the successful completion of this course.

Who should attend?

This entry-level course is aimed at people who do not speak English as a first language, but who function in a working environment where English is used. If your job requires you to do some writing every day and if language was not the main focus in your studies, then this course is for you. To ensure optimal learning, we limit the number of participants. The contact sessions are complemented by online learning, and all aspects of the course are assessed.

When and how will this short course take place?

Our hybrid courses combine live online sessions, which are facilitated by the course presenter, with self-directed online learning.

This course opens before the first live online session and closes well after the last live online session. This allows enough time for you to activate your SUNOnline presence before the live sessions start.


Live online sessions

(10:00 to 12:00)

Course duration

(opening and closing dates)

Apply by
Course 1: 9, 16, 23, 30 April, and 7 May19 March to 21 May18 March
Course 2:6, 13, 20, 27 August, and 3 September
16 July to 17 September
15 July

During this course, you will spend your time as follows (this may vary for individuals): 

  • one live online session per week of two hours each
  • ±eight hours per week of self-paced reading and completing tasks, quizzes, activities, and assignments.

What is the cost?

The course fee is R5 480, which includes course material, assessments, live online sessions with your presenter, and access to the online platforms. Please note that all course fees are payable before the course starts and that we will present this course only if a minimum of ten paid candidates have confirmed attendance.​


Click on this link​ and fill in the form. We will then send you a link to apply for the short course.​

Further questions?

Contact Michelle Pieters at or 021 808 2812 for more details.

You could also discuss your specific short course and development needs with us. Enquire about our available short courses, course dates, and options for tailor-making a course. ​