The Center for Languages

Course Descriptions for Certificate Courses

Batch I


Introductory Arabic Language

Our “Introductory Arabic Language” certificate course will be structured to provide a comprehensive foundation in Arabic language essentials. It will cover language foundations including alphabets, verbs, nouns, particles, vowels, demonstrative and interrogative sentences, subjective and possessive pronouns, and prepositions. The course will also delve into grammar and structure, encompassing dual, singular, and plural forms, past, present, and future tenses, masculine and feminine gender distinctions, possessive and adjective compounds, personal pronouns, and the group of nouns. Moreover, students will develop practical communication skills through learning Arabic counting, body parts, days of the week, colors, seasons, and engaging in Arabic dialogue, exploring selected poems and Hadith for contextual understanding. Our teaching methodology will integrate theoretical concepts with interactive sessions, utilizing a range of resources and materials for effective learning. By the end of the course, learners will achieve proficiency in basic Arabic communication, which enables them to engage in conversations, comprehend texts, and apply grammatical rules accurately.

Introductory German Language

The “Introductory German Language” certificate course will offer a broad introduction to German language skills and cultural insights. Its structure of curriculum will cover a range of topics including basic communication skills, grammar essentials, and practical language applications. Through interactive lessons, speaking exercises, listening activities, and writing practices, students will develop proficiency in essential language structures such as personal pronouns, verb conjugations, noun genders, negation, prepositions, singular/plural forms, and accusative case usage. The course will also incorporate cultural aspects related to daily life, travel, and social interactions by facilitating practical use in real-world settings. Upon completion, students will gain proficiency in basic German language skills and cultural understanding, laying a solid foundation for further language learning and interaction.

Introductory Chinese Language

The “Introductory Chinese Language” certificate course will provide a thorough overview of the essential language components significant for developing proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. The course will be structured into thematic lessons which will cover core language abilities, including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills. Each lesson will integrate new words, dialogues, listening exercises, classroom expressions, and grammar concepts. The course will begin with an overview of Pinyin, covering initials, finals, and tones, essential for mastering Chinese pronunciation. Through classroom activities, videos, and audios, students will engage in interactive learning experiences. Subsequent lessons will progress through common greetings, expressions, and basic conversations, gradually incorporating grammar rules, interrogative pronouns, structural particles, and Chinese characters. Classroom activities, dialogues, and listening exercises will reinforce learning, while exercises and assessments will ensure comprehension. As the course will conclude, students will develop the ability to engage in simple conversations, express basic ideas, understand commonly used phrases, and navigate everyday situations in Chinese by establishing a strong basis for enhancing their language proficiency beyond the course’s scope.

Introductory French Language

In the “Introductory French Language” certificate course, students will delve into the fundamentals of French, focusing on essential vocabulary, grammar rules, cultural insights, and practical skills. It will cover important language skills such as greetings, alphabets, nationalities, professions, numbers, calendar-related vocabulary, personal details, and expressing likes and dislikes. The curriculum will also delve into fundamental grammar topics like noun genders, verb conjugations (including ‘être’ and ‘avoir’), articles, adjective agreements, and basic verb forms (‘ER’ verbs). Additionally, the course will incorporate cultural content focusing on Paris, French-speaking countries, French names and brands, and the map of France. The course structure will integrate interactive teaching methodologies, including classroom instruction, group activities, and language exercises, supported by multimedia resources and materials. By the end of the course, learners will achieve proficiency in basic French communication skills, including writing postcards/emails, filling out forms, and engaging in simple conversations.

Content Writing

The “Content Writing” certificate course will offer a thorough exploration of content creation techniques and strategies. It will include topics such as internet research for content development, types of content writing (including blog posts, guest posting, technical writing, creative writing, scientific writing, web content writing, copywriting, and more), SEO content writing, Amazon product content listing and monetizing writing skills through content marketing and promotion. Through a combination of lectures, interactive in-class activities, hands-on practice sessions, guest speaker sessions, and project-based evaluations, students will gain practical experience in content creation, layout, formatting, and promotion. By the time the course will finish, participants will develop proficient content writing skills, understanding of content marketing principles, and the ability to create engaging and optimized content for different platforms, ultimately leading to opportunities in freelance writing or digital marketing roles.

English Language Proficiency

The “English Language Proficiency” certificate course will be designed to enhance students’ overall language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Through four modules, the course will cover basic grammatical structures, modal verbs, vocabulary building, and various writing techniques such as essay writing, formal letter writing, and professional email writing. Additionally, students will develop listening skills through Ted Talks, audio-lingual methods, and comprehension activities focused on grasping main points and deducing meanings from scenarios. The course will also emphasize presentation skills, including introductions, signposting, key point highlighting, summaries, and conclusions. By utilizing lectures, discussions, role plays, and interactive activities, students will improve their pronunciation, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary usage, listening comprehension, and spoken communication that will lead to enhanced English language proficiency and effective communication abilities across different contexts.

Creative Writing

The “Creative Writing” certificate course will delve into the art of expressive writing, focusing on various aspects such as figurative language, character development, plot structuring, dialogue crafting, and narrative techniques. The curriculum will include vocabulary enrichment, storytelling for different audiences, autobiography writing, journalistic styles like articles and newswriting, and even explores multimedia mediums like television and radio scripts. The participants will be engaged in individual and group discussions, role-play, presentations, hands-on activities and analyzing samples using resources like creative writing activity packets and books to develop their writing proficiency and critical thinking abilities. Upon reaching the course’s end, participants will gain the ability to express themselves fluently and creatively across various writing formats, supported by a refined understanding of language nuances, the art of compelling storytelling and effective communication strategies across different genres and platforms.

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