BASIC ENGLISH TRAINING (BET) / A 2-DAY PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTION

This is a training programme designed specifically for the busy individual who needs a step-by-step guide on the basics of English. Although this programme covers only 2 days, all the necessary parts of speech are included so as to enable the participant to differentiate the part that a word plays in a sentence. Besides these, formation of words is fully dealt with to help the participant understand better how to form nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs (this forms the gist of vocabulary learning along with synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, etc.).  The use of phrases and clauses in composing sentences is also incorporated in this programme. How sentences are divided into subject and predicate is also dealt in this programme.

Whatever is incorporated in this BET programme is sufficient to aid the participant in his future career as the foundation of the English language has been laid for his benefit. In this vein, he will be able to know where to begin and gradually improve himself in the course of time.

And since we all speak and write in sentences, it’s only natural that we begin by composing sentences before we are able to speak fluently.

OBJECTIVES

English language learning is a process that takes time. This programme can be considered as the ‘building blocks’ that enable a learner to adopt the right approach to learn it. This programme:-

  1. Enables one to differentiate the use of a word in a sentence.
  2. Helps one to understand the structure of a sentence and how it is built up.
  3. Enhances one’s knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary.
  4. Empowers one to acquire the necessary basic knowledge of English for future self-study.

METHODOLOGY

The method adopted in this training is that of the Structural Approach. We never realise that we use structural English in our daily lives. If there is no structure, we will present our materials in an unorganised and unintelligent way. The knowledge of different sentence-patterns allows us to comprehend and apply the various patterns habitually in our spoken and written English. This will lessen the tendency to make mistakes. Hence, this training pogramme enables learners to recognise the role of words in a sentence. The knowledge thus gained will empower the participants to control the language to convey their thoughts and feelings to others both confidently and effectively. This is the true substance of communication.

COURSE OUTLINE

NOUNS – Number, gender, possession, countable and uncountable nouns, collective nouns.

ADJECTIVES – Kinds of adjectives, articles.

VERBS – Verbs of one, two, three and four words, auxiliary and principal verbs, agreement of verbs.

PRONOUNS – Personal, possessive, reflexive, demonstrative, interrogative and relative pronouns.

ADVERBS – Adverbs of manner, place, time and reason, number and degree, adverbs of frequency.

PREPOSITIONS – Prepositions of time, place and direction, prepositional phrases, etc.

CONJUNCTIONS – The use of conjunctions in sentence-building.

INTERJECTIONS – Words used to express sudden feeling.

SYNONYMS – Words of similar meaning.

ANTONYMS – Words of opposite meaning.

HOMONYMS – Words similar in sound but different in meaning.

SENTENCE PATTERNS – Subject and Predicate, Subject-Verb-Object (S-V-O).

PUNCTUATION – The study of main punctuation marks.

 

 

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