The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has uploaded the English Language Syllabus for prospective students. This compendium on syllabi has been carefully collated and explicitly designed by subject experts to assist prospective candidates wishing to sit for NABTEB examinations. Prospective candidates will find the efforts put together in this volume very rewarding.
NABTEB English Language Syllabus in PDF – [Free of Charge]
The English Language curriculum structurally has the following components, namely: Grammar, Orals, Comprehension and Summary Writing, Correspondence, Essay and Report Writing. The purpose of this course is to ensure that candidates:
(a) Communicate effectively in written and spoken forms;
(b) Read with understanding;
(c) Construct simple and correct
(d) Interpret and record technical knowledge and information in accordance with the registers for the various trades;
(e) Express themselves correctly and develop a range of thoughts and ideas on current topical issues; and
(f) Recognize implied meanings, tones, attitudes and use an acceptable pronunciation that can be, comprehended by others. It is also to serve as a foundation for post-secondary technical education.
Candidates are expected to take three papers: 001-1 and 001-2 are to be taken together. i.e. Objective, Essay, Comprehension and Summary. Objective Test (1 hour) 75 marks, 001-2 Paper II: Essay Writing, Comprehension and Summary (1.45mins) 100 marks.
This brings the two papers to 2 hours 45 minutes. Objective test will be collected after 1 hour 001- 3 Paper III: – Orals 25 marks
(A) Paper I – Objective Test: Multiple choice, comprising questions relating to Lexis and structure.
There will be 100 multiple choice objective test items for a duration of 1 hour.
The objective test items will be based on 40 lexical items, 60 structural items