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Communication par excellence
Start: 30/08/2022, 09:00
End: 11/10/2022, 11:00
Contact:Michelle Pieters - 0218082812
Location: Online

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

This online course, presented by the Communication Lab of the Language Centre, helps participants to become more effective communicators with a focus on written communication.

By producing high-quality written communication, you automatically contribute to the professional image of your business. This online course will assist you to improve your ability to communicate clearly and confidently.

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

·       You will have the opportunity to write a range of clear, concise and professional texts.

·       Together we will explore language use, tone, 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 and what are the career benefits?

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. This short course is aimed at people who do 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 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.


Course duration

(opening and closing dates)

Live online sessions
(09:00 to 11:00)
Enrol by
Course 2:30 August to 11 October6, 13, 20 and 27 September29 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

·       ±eight 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.