The Teaching and Learning Unit co-ordinates the implementation and management of a Foundation Year in the Extended Curriculum. The three year BCom or BCom Accounting degrees are thus extended to four years. During this Foundation Year students will complete seven foundational modules: Academic Literacy, Economics and Mathematics (first and second semesters) and Service Learning (second semester only). These modules prepare students for the regular first level courses in the mainstream. The modules are essential for assisting students in developing the advanced English language usage required for English as a learning tool, especially in discursively-oriented disciplines such as Management. The modules are also intended to support students in developing their basic quantitative and analytical skills required in subsequent Economics, Mathematics and Statistics modules.