Languages

The English Language courses are offered on full-time and part-time (Year Course) or as short courses at Lingua International Training College. Candidates may register for Certificate purposes or non-Certificate purposes and may if desired register for City & Guilds international Examinations.

The City & Guilds International ESOL examinations offer a comprehensive test of Listening, Reading and Writing skills in English which can either be taken as a stand-alone examination or a complement to the International Spoken ESOL examinations.

WHO ARE THE CITY & GUILDS INTERNATIONAL ESOL QUALIFICATIONS INTENDED FOR?

  • Non-native speakers of English worldwide
  • Students learning English as part of their school or college curriculum
  • People needing English for their everyday or working life
  • Candidates who require externally recognized certification of their levels in English
  • Those who are attending courses over a period and require a series of graded examinations which provide steps up in the ladder of proficiency
  • Candidates attending short courses in English.

ENGLISH COURSES OFFERED

ENGLISH BEGINNERS (PRELIMINARY) – CITY & GUILDS

The course is designed for candidates with little or no command of the English language.

INTERNATIONAL SPOKEN ESOL (SPOKEN ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES) – CITY & GUILDS

The Spoken English Test (SET) for Business is a qualification specifically developed for candidates who need to use spoken English in the workplace. This qualification is ideal for those who work in business in an English speaking country or in a multinational organisation which uses English for internal communications.

YOUNG ESOL (ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES – YOUNG LEARNERS) – CITY & GUILDS

Young ESOL and Young Spoken ESOL are for candidates aged 8-13. The examinations are at the lower levels only.

ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION – CITY & GUILDS

English for Business Communication focuses on the candidate’s ability to perform in real business situations through the medium of English. This qualification evaluates understanding and writing of business communications in English.

ENGLISH FOR TOURISM (NO CITY & GUILDS EXAMINATIONS)

This course is designed for candidates who wish to develop the written and spoken skills required to communicate effectively in English at customer liaison level for the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. The English for Tourism forms part of the curriculum for Travel & Tourism studies. Candidates who wish to study only English for Tourism will be required to follow the time schedule of the Travel & Tourism candidates.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The following foreign languages are offered at Lingua international Training College:

  • German
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Candidates may register for short courses or for a year course.

NAMIBIAN LANGUAGES

The following Namibian languages are only offered as short courses:

  • Afrikaans
  • Oshiwambo
  • Damara/Nama
  • Oshiherero