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A Crash Course in English Grammar
Start: 31/08/2022, 09:00
End: 28/09/2022, 11:00
Contact:Michelle Pieters - 021 808 2812
Location: Our blended learning courses combine live online sessions, which are facilitated by the course presenter, with self-directed online learning.

​​​​What is the focus of this course?

If you are a professional who wants to be better understood, a second-language speaker who would like a reminder for when to use 'that' and when to use 'which', a writer who might be torn between two tenses, an editor who wants to gain a deeper understanding of their craft, or an English speaker who has questions about the language they use, then this course is just for you.

  • You will improve your understanding of the structure of English to strengthen both your written and spoken communication.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop confidence in your language use.
  • Together, we will deconstruct sentences to explore all the ways in which parts of speech and tenses help us to engage meaningfully with others.

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

Who are the presenters?

Dani Favis is a teacher, teacher trainer, and learning material designer. She's happiest when she's facilitating language courses because it combines her favourite things: the ins and outs of communicating and supporting people in developing new skills. She's known for her ability to make complex concepts easy to grasp, and for creating an enjoyable and encouraging learning environment.

Cornelia Grobler is passionate about language and language learning and has experience in both academic and business environments. She is an interpreter and presenter with a calm and methodical approach to learning. She is also knowledgeable about blended learning.

Who should attend and what are the career benefits?

If your job requires you to communicate clearly and effectively, and/or if language was not the main focus of your studies, then this course is for you. This short course is aimed at people who may not speak English as a first language, but who function in a predominantly English working environment.

To ensure optimal learning, we limit the number of participants. The live online sessions are complemented by online learning, and certain aspects of the course are assessed.

Any prerequisites?

You will need a computer and reliable web browser to run our online learning platforms (MS Teams and SUNOnline) and you need access to a stable internet connection to connect to the live online sessions. You should be familiar with creating electronic documents.

When and how when will this course take place?

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

The 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.


Course duration

(opening and closing dates)

Live online sessions
(09:00 to 11:00)
Enrol by
Course 1: 26 August to 7 October31 August, and 7, 14, 21 and 28 September22 August

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
  • about six hours per week of self-paced reading and completing tasks, quizzes, activities, and assignments


Click on this link if you are interested in doing this course, and fill in the form. We will then send you a link to enrol 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.​