English as a Second Language in Tanzania
English Course


This nationally recognized English as a Second Language because Kiswahili is the first language spoken in our country. Ezra English course and training program is perfect for students who wish to either learn or improve their English language skills. This service is designed to accommodate the needs of all levels of students-beginner, intermediate, and advanced; in both general and business English. It also offers Innovative record and playback activities for pronunciation and conversation and voice and text chat for language skills practice with other learners. Both our local and international teachers offer you to talk to them at anytime, from 7:30 am to 21:00 pm 5 days a week. Each student will be assessed upon registration and placed in the course that exactly matches the student's current level of proficiency. Every student will have access to up to 3 months of courses for each level.

There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students will be given a placement test to determine their proficiency levels and placed in the appropriate courses. This service is designed to accommodate the needs of all levels of students-beginner, intermediate, and advanced-in both general and business English.


Certification
Certificate will be issued upon request for afternoon and night section but it is a must for the morning programs.

Course Objectives
Listening - Speaking - Reading - Vocabulary

Foundation Courses
English Beginners Course

  1. Listening - Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
    • Understand basic greetings, introductions and statements about feelings.
    • Understand and have learned requests for personal details (name, age, address, phone number) and for identification of people and things.
    • Understand the alphabet and numbers (hundred, thousand, and million).
    • Understand basic expressions and have learned questions and statements about self, work, hobbies, and daily routines in predictable situations.
    • Understand simple references to rooms and objects in homes and schools.
    • Understand basic directions.
    • Understand simple descriptions of people and familiar objects.
    • Understand times and dates and the spelling of words.
    • Recognize references to present, past, and future time.
    • Understand simple suggestions, requests, and directions.
    • Understand basic questions and statements in everyday social situations.
    • Understand the main idea of a short conversation or presentation on a familiar topic.

  2. Speaking - Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
    • Ask for and give personal details such as name, job, nationality, and family information.
    • Tell time and ask for and give the time.
    • Ask for directions.
    • Use simple greetings and introduce oneself and others.
    • Describe physical and personal characteristics of people.
    • Talk about simple feelings, daily routines, and habits.
    • Talk about likes, dislikes, hobbies, and personal interests.
    • Spell words correctly.
    • Talk about different kinds of transportation, such as buses, trains, and planes.
    • Talk about calendar dates and make appointments.
    • Order food in a restaurant and make simple requests in stores and restaurants.
    • Talk about events or activities in the past, present, and future.
    • Ask for and give advice, apologize, express gratitude, and make suggestions.
    • Describe an illness to a doctor.
    • Participate in social activities and dinner parties.
    • Make a hotel reservation.

  3. Reading - Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
    • Understand the structure and meaning of basic learned phrases and sentences.
    • Understand short descriptions of people and familiar objects.
    • Understand schedules, calendars, maps, forms and street signs.
    • Understand short letters and notes on familiar topics.

  4. Vocabulary - Students who successfully complete this course will be able to understand and use approximately 1,000 vocabulary words.

English Intermediate Course
Vocational Training Center (VTC)

P.O. Box 105890
Dar es Salaam  Tanzania

(255) 222 843 773
(255) 755 816 042