In line with its philosophy to democratise access to university education, the Open University of Mauritius offers Foundation Courses. These courses aim at better preparing learners for higher education while allowing them to meet the minimum requirements to undertake undergraduate studies. They have been carefully developed by a team of experts to ensure smooth transition to university. They also motivate learners and give them a greater chance of succeeding. They play a pivotal role in helping learners to revisit lost skills, while giving them the necessary confidence and preparatory experience they need for success at university. However, they are not intended to replace secondary school courses. On successfully completing four foundation courses (8 modules) including English through Open Distance Learning (ODL), they can join degree programmes.
The ODL mode of delivery enables convenient self-study within a flexible framework. This mode of delivery allows learners to learn at their own pace, in their own place and time without disrupting their social, professional and domestic commitments hence, allowing them to earn while learning.
This course is designed for learners who have up to Form V qualifications and who wish to develop the requisite linguistic foundation to undertake an undergraduate degree through English medium instruction.
Consisting of two modules this course focuses on developing integrated English language competencies in the 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as general critical thinking.
Module 1 is pitched at Intermediate Level competencies whilst Module 2 targets Advanced competencies. Each module is made up of 10 self-contained units. Each thematically coherent unit moves to higher skills in a smoothly progressive manner.
- SC/GCE O-level with 3 credits + 1 A-level (Applicants should be less than 25 years of age)
- Mature candidates will be considered on their own merit.