THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

Our English Language programme was created to equip young men and women with not only the skill, but the confidence to communicate fluently in spoken and written English.

We’ve created a space for students that is loving, respectful and dignified, where all levels from beginners to advanced will flourish and in turn give back to their own communities with care and compassion. Learn with us! Start today!

Programme Purpose

The purpose of this programme:

The English Language programme is designed to encourage students to communicate fluently and clearly in spoken and written English. The programme prepares them for further study, or the English workplace.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop young men and women with enquiring, creative minds in an environment of love, trust and respect for the dignity of all. We seek to develop the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional faculties of all our students, in order for them to reach their full potential and then to leave here and serve their communities with care and compassion.

Qualifications Outcomes

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The objective of the programme is for students to demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Obtaining a 60% pass in each of the four aspects in a particular level will enable to the student to proceed to the next level.

Further Studies:

Completing one or more of the English as a Second Language levels in the ELI would contribute to being admitted to an English undergraduate or graduate programme internationally.

CURRICULUM

English Language Institute – 1 Year

Beginner Level

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits
ELI 100 Beginner Reading 20
ELI 102 Beginner Writing 20
ELI 104 Beginner Grammar 20
ELI 106 Beginner Speaking/Listening 20
80

 

Elementary Level

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits
ELI 110 Elementary Reading 20
ELI 112 Elementary Writing 20
ELI 114 Elementary Grammar 20
ELI 116 Elementary Speaking/Listening 20
80

 

Pre-Intermediate Level

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits
ELI 120 Pre-Intermediate Reading 20
ELI 122 Pre-Intermediate Writing 20
ELI 124 Pre-Intermediate Grammar 20
ELI 126 Pre-Intermediate Speaking/Listening 20
80

 

Intermediate Level

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits
ELI 130 Intermediate Reading 20
ELI 132 Intermediate Writing 20
ELI 134 Intermediate Grammar 20
ELI 136 Intermediate Speaking/Listening 20
80

 

Upper-Intermediate Level

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits
ELI 140 Upper-Intermediate Reading 20
ELI 142 Upper-Intermediate Writing 20
ELI 144 Upper-Intermediate Grammar 20
ELI 146 Upper-Intermediate Speaking/Listening 20
80

 

Advanced Level

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits
ELI 150 Advanced Reading 20
ELI 152 Advanced Writing 20
ELI 154 Advanced Grammar 20
ELI 156 Advanced Speaking/Listening 20
80

 

TOEFL Preparation

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits
ELI 160 TOEFL Speaking 20
ELI 162 TOEFL Listening 20
ELI 164 TOEFL Writing 20
ELI 166 TOEFL Reading 20
80

 

Programme Purpose

The purpose of this programme:

  • To lead to a general academic Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
  • It is our goal not only to impart knowledge but to encourage students to be independent thinkers, to build character and establish integrity, and prepare students for service.
  • Students are also given opportunities to develop a passion for service which will empower them to deliver services in the community.
  • The BA Psychology programme has been designed to provide a well-rounded, comprehensive, holistic and value-based education.
  • Students are equipped with the necessary theoretical knowledge in psychology and experience in the use of statistics and research methodological tools to conduct empirical research.
  • Graduates are provided with academic knowledge and meta-cognitive abilities needed for articulation into an Honours degree programme in Psychology.
  • It also includes learning experiences intended to build character and attitudes fitted for the context of the work environment and the community at large, based on values which enhance human life.

Qualifications Outcomes

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Achieving a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the core subfields of psychology: health and stress; positive psychology; human development; social psychology; personology; counselling skills and therapy; communities; abnormal psychology; psychometric theory and testing; and the history of philosophy and psychology including the major schools and paradigms.

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Industrial psychology stream students will be equipped with content knowledge as regards behaviour at work including job analysis, employee selection, training and motivation, and performance appraisal; the principles of management and human resources management; industrial relations; performance and diversity management; and group dynamics.

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The accomplishment of particular capabilities and skills necessary to succeed in their lives on a professional, personal, and community basis.

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Counselling stream students will gain knowledge on substance abuse, addictions and treatment; cognitive and neurological processes; human sexuality; family and marriage therapeutic interventions; and exceptionality, special education and related services.

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Acquired skills whereby they are capable of independent and group learning.

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The knowledge and skills to critically read academic books, journals and online material, and to carry out their own independent research.

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The attainment of academic writing skills with special expertise in the APA referencing system.

Graduate Attributes:

An understanding of a broad range of influential theories regarding individual, group and organi zational cognition and
behaviour from the perspective of various schools of psychology, and from a holistic Christian perspective on human functioning, potential and restoration. Graduates will have synthesized their own eclectic views based on this understanding on a range of key psychological topics.

Developed cognitive and affective abilities valuable in learning, reasoning and problem solving such as meta cognition, intra and inter personal awareness, critical/analytical thinking, organization, adaptab ility/flexibility, effective communication, collaboration & team work, mnemonic techniques, self regulation, and planning.

The ability to apply their knowledge of how people function and change in practical ways to better themselves and assist
others in ar eas such as increasing motivation, managing stress, improving concentration, becoming better leaders, monitoring and managing emotions, and generally living healthier and happier lives.

Acquired skills particularly valuable in the work context, such as intercultural communication, conflict management,
leadership and teamwork competency, ability to analyse and interpret numerical data, oral and literacy proficiency in
academic and report writing, ability to analyse individual and group behaviour, systematic approaches to problem solving,
higher order analysis, computer literacy, and the ability to systematically evaluate or research given topics.

A commitment to conducting themselves with integrity, dependability, fidelity, attention to detail, perseverance, and a
strong sense of work ethic; engaging with others with empathy, respect, confidentiality, and professionalism.

Further Studies:

The BA Psychology degree from Helderberg College of Higher Education places students in a favourable position for acceptance into an Honours programme in Psychology at other South African higher-education institutions. Completion of the Honours degree enables one to apply for an internship master’s degree in psychology. Completion of this degree enables students to write the National Board examination. Once this is passed, students may register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to become a professional psychologist. Alternatively, after completing their Honours degree, students may apply for a research master’s degree in order to pursue a career as a lecturer or field researcher.

Employment Opportunities:

The Psychology programme is designed to provide students with a thorough academic grounding in the discipline, and to adequately equip graduates with the lifelong learning skills, attitudes, knowledge and habits that are necessary for further study, and are valued in a number of professional fields. Besides continued studies towards becoming a professional psychologist, lecturer, or field researcher, students may seek employment in areas related to psychology such as social services, human resources, public relations, sales or market research.

CURRICULUM

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – 3 Years
Concentration: Counselling

Year 1, Semester 1

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
BHS 151 Philosophy of Education & Service 8 5
CPT 118 End User Computing I 8 5
ENG 142 Academic Writing* 16 6
COM 102 Communication Theory 8 6
PSY 105 Principles of Psychology 16 6
REB 117 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment I 8 5
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* Students who fail or do not take the compulsory National Benchmark Test (NBT) during orientation are required to register for ENG111 Principles of English I (16 credits; year 1; semester 1) and ENG 112 Principles of English II (16 credits; year 1; semester 2) in lieu of ENG 142 Academic Writing.

Year 1, Semester 2

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
HLD 122 Principles of Health 8 5
HLD 123 HIV/AIDS Education 4 5
PSY 108 Health Psychology 12 6
PSY 140 Faith & Psychology 8 6
PSY 170 Stress Management 12 6
PSY 180 Positive Psychology 12 6
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 12 6
68
Year 2, Semester 1

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
PSY 211 Developmental Psychology I 12 7
PSY 215 Applied Statistics 16 7
PSY 221 Treatment of Substance Abuse 12 7
PSY 231 Research Methods I 12 7
REB 217 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment II 8 5
60
Year 2, Semester 2

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
PSY 208 Cognitive & Neuropsychology 16 7
PSY 209 Human Sexuality 12 7
PSY 212 Developmental Psychology II 12 7
PSY 229 Social Psychology 12 7
PSY 232 Research Methods II 12 7
PSY 299 Practicum 12 6
76
Year 3, Semester 1

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
PSY 307 Marriage & Family 12 7
PSY 311 Theories of Personality 16 7
PSY 315 Counselling Skills 16 7
PSY 323 Community Psychology 12 7
PSY 371 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 12 7
68
Year 3, Semester 2

 

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
PSY 312 Psychopathology 16 7
PSY 316 Psychotherapy 16 7
PSY 320 Psychological Assessment 12 7
PSY 341 History & Systems of Psychology 16 7
REB 317 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment III 8 5
68
TOTAL 404

 

Programme Components

Provider’s discretion modules: 44 credits
Fundamental modules 24 credits
Core modules: 212 credits
Cognate modules: 28 credits
Concentration: 96 credits
TOTAL: 404 credits

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – 3 Years
Concentration: Industrial Psychology

Year 1, Semester 1

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
BHS 151 Philosophy of Education & Service 8 5
CPT 118 End User Computing I 8 5
ENG 142 Academic Writing* 16 6
MGT 141 Principles of Management 12 6
PSY 105 Principles of Psychology 16 6
REB 117 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment I 8 5
68

* Students who fail or do not take the compulsory National Benchmark Test (NBT) during orientation are required to register for ENG111 Principles of English I (16 credits; year 1; semester 1) and ENG 112 Principles of English II (16 credits; year 1; semester 2) in lieu of ENG 142 Academic Writing.

Year 1, Semester 2

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
CPT 125 End User Computing II 12 5
HLD 122 Principles of Health 8 5
HLD 123 HIV/AIDS Education 4 5
PSY 108 Health Psychology 12 6
PSY 170 Stress Management 12 6
PSY 180 Positive Psychology 12 6
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 12 6
72
Year 2, Semester 1

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
MGT 245 Human Resources Management 12 7
PSY 211 Developmental Psychology I 12 7
PSY 215 Applied Statistics 16 7
PSY 231 Research Methods I 12 7
REB 217 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment II 8 5
60
Year 2, Semester 2

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
LAW 218 Industrial Relations 12 7
PSY 212 Developmental Psychology II 12 7
PSY 225 Industrial Psychology 12 7
PSY 229 Social Psychology 12 7
PSY 232 Research Methods II 12 7
PSY 299 Practicum 12 6
72
Year 3, Semester 1

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
MGT 310 Performance Management 12 7
MGT 366 Diversity Management 12 7
PSY 311 Theories of Personality 16 7
PSY 315 Counselling Skills 16 7
PSY 323 Community Psychology 12 7
68
Year 3, Semester 2

 

Module Number Module Name Credits NQF Level
COM 350 Group Dynamics 12 7
PSY 312 Psychopathology 16 7
PSY 320 Psychological Assessment 12 7
PSY 341 History & Systems of Psychology 16 7
REB 317 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment III 8 5
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TOTAL 404

PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
Provider’s discretion modules: 44 credits
Fundamental modules: 36 credits
Core modules: 180 credits
Cognate modules: 24 credits
Concentration: 104 credits
TOTAL: 388 credits

Programme Components

Provider’s discretion modules: 44 credits
Fundamental modules 24 credits
Core modules: 212 credits
Cognate modules: 28 credits
Concentration: 96 credits
TOTAL: 404 credits

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Contact Details

Telephone: +27 21 850 7569 / +27 21 850 7500
Fax: +27 21 850 7547
Email: info@hbc.ac.za

Location:
27 Annandale Drive
Helena Heights
Somerset West, 7130
South Africa

Accreditation

Helderberg College of Higher Education is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(1)(c) of the Higher Education Act, (Act No. 101 of 1997), Certificate No. 2001/HE08/001.