/** * @version 2.5 * @package JDownloads * @copyright (C) 2013 www.jdownloads.com * @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU/GPL * * Plugin to handle some special features from jDownloads. * In v1.2 added the hide function. * In 2.5 added the new events: onJDUserGroupSettingsBeforeSave and onJDUserGroupSettingsAfterSave */ defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' ); //Error_Reporting(E_ERROR); jimport('joomla.plugin.plugin'); jimport( 'joomla.filesystem.folder' ); jimport( 'joomla.filesystem.file' ); if (!defined('DS')){ define('DS',DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR); } class plgSystemjdownloads extends JPlugin { private $caching = 0; /** * Constructor * * @access protected * @param object $subject The object to observe * @param array $params An array that holds the plugin configuration */ public function __construct(& $subject, $params) { parent::__construct($subject, $params); $this->loadLanguage(); // get jD language admin file $language = JFactory::getLanguage(); $language->load('com_jdownloads'); } /** * This event is triggered after the framework has dispatched the application. * * @param none * @return none */ public function onAfterDispatch() { // function to deactivate partially the Joomla 'cache option' for defined sections // inspired by cacheControl plugin from www.crosstec.de if( JFactory::getApplication()->isSite() && $this->checkCacheRules()){ $plugin = JPluginHelper::getPlugin('system', 'jdownloads'); jimport( 'joomla.html.parameter' ); $pluginParams = $this->params; if($pluginParams->def('enable_again_after_dispatch', 0)){ JFactory::getConfig()->set('caching', $this->caching); } } } /** * This event is triggered after the framework has loaded and the application initialise method has been called. * * @param none * @return none */ public function onAfterInitialise() { $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $database = JFactory::getDBO(); // exist the tables? $prefix = $database->getPrefix(); $prefix2 = strtolower($prefix); $tablelist = $database->getTableList(); if ( !in_array ( $prefix.'jdownloads_files', $tablelist ) && !in_array ( $prefix2.'jdownloads_files', $tablelist ) ){ return; } $plugin = JPluginHelper::getPlugin('system', 'jdownloads'); jimport( 'joomla.utilities.utility' ); // get params $params = $this->params; //$use_hider = $params->get( 'reduce_log_data_sets_to' ); //if (!$use_hider) $return = true; // No need in admin //if( $app->isAdmin() ) return; $j = date('Y'); $m = date('m'); $d = date('d'); $h = date('H'); $min = date('i'); $sec = date('s'); $unpublish_time = date('Y-m-d H:i:s',mktime($h,$min,$sec,$m,$d-1,$j)); $now = date('Y-m-d H:i:s'); // get all published files with use the timeframe options $database->setQuery("SELECT file_id from #__jdownloads_files WHERE published = 1 AND use_timeframe = 1 AND publish_to != '0000-00-00 00:00:00' AND publish_to <= '$now'"); $files = $database->loadColumn(); if ($files){ $fileslist = implode(',', $files); $database->setQuery("UPDATE #__jdownloads_files SET published = '0', use_timeframe = '0' WHERE file_id IN ('$fileslist')"); $database->execute(); } // get all unpublished files with use the timeframe options $database->setQuery("SELECT file_id from #__jdownloads_files WHERE published = 0 AND use_timeframe = 1 AND publish_from != '0000-00-00 00:00:00' AND publish_from <= '$now'"); $files = $database->loadColumn(); if ($files){ $fileslist = implode(',', $files); $database->setQuery("UPDATE #__jdownloads_files SET published = '1' WHERE file_id IN ('$fileslist')"); $database->execute(); } return; } public function onJDUserGroupSettingsBeforeSave($type, $table) { return true; } public function onJDUserGroupSettingsAfterSave($type, $table) { global $jlistConfig; $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $db = JFactory::getDBO(); $result = array(); if ($table->use_private_area == 1) { if (is_writable($jlistConfig['files.uploaddir'].DS.$jlistConfig['private.area.folder.name'])){ // get all user IDs from this user group $query = $db->getQuery(true); $db->setQuery("SELECT a.id FROM #__users as a LEFT JOIN #__user_usergroup_map AS map ON map.user_id = a.id WHERE map.group_id = '".(int)$table->group_id."'"); $users = $db->loadObjectList(); $error = $db->getErrorMsg(); if ($error){ $this->setError($error); return false; } if (count($users) > 0){ $rootfolder = $jlistConfig['files.uploaddir'].DS.$jlistConfig['private.area.folder.name'].DS; // create the subfolder for every user when it not exist foreach ($users as $user){ if (!JFolder::exists($rootfolder.(int)$user->id)){ $result = JFolder::create($rootfolder.(int)$user->id, 0755); if ($result){ // copy index.html JFile::copy($rootfolder.'index.html',$rootfolder.(int)$user->id.DS.'index.html'); } } } } } else { // folder not writable JError::raiseWarning( 100, JText::_('COM_JDOWNLOADS_USERGROUPS_PRIVATE_FILES_AREA_ERROR') ); return false; } } return true; } /** * When we use the private area for jD users, we must add for every new user the private folder (when he has the correct usergroup) */ public function onUserAfterSave($user, $isNew, $success) { $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $db = JFactory::getDBO(); $groups = array(); $x = null; // check at first that we use the private folder option $query = $db->getQuery(true); $db->setQuery("SELECT group_id FROM #__jdownloads_usergroups_limits a WHERE use_private_area = '1'"); $groups = $db->loadRowList(); if ($groups){ // get folder path from config $db->setQuery("SELECT setting_value FROM #__jdownloads_config WHERE setting_name = 'files.uploaddir'"); $root_dir = $db->loadResult(); $db->setQuery("SELECT setting_value FROM #__jdownloads_config WHERE setting_name = 'private.area.folder.name'"); $private_dir = $db->loadResult(); // build array which usergroups are activated in jD usergroups_limits table foreach ($groups as $group){ $used_groups_for_private[] = $group[0]; } // build array which usergroups are selected for the updated or new added user foreach ($user['groups'] as $usergroup){ $user_groups[] = $usergroup[0]; } for ($i=0; $i < count($user_groups); $i++){ $x = array_search ( $user_groups[$i], $used_groups_for_private ); if ($x !== false){ $private_folder = $root_dir.DS.$private_dir.DS.$user['id']; if (!JFolder::exists($private_folder)){ if (JFolder::create($private_folder, 0755)){ JFile::copy($root_dir.DS.'index.html',$private_folder.DS.'index.html'); } } } } } } /** * When we use the private area for jD users, we must remove the users folder, when his user account is deleted */ public function onUserAfterDelete($user, $isNew, $success) { $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $db = JFactory::getDBO(); // get folder path from config $db->setQuery("SELECT setting_value FROM #__jdownloads_config WHERE setting_name = 'files.uploaddir'"); $root_dir = $db->loadResult(); $db->setQuery("SELECT setting_value FROM #__jdownloads_config WHERE setting_name = 'private.area.folder.name'"); $private_dir = $db->loadResult(); $private_folder = $root_dir.DS.$private_dir.DS.$user['id']; if (JFolder::exists($private_folder)){ if (JFolder::delete($private_folder)){ JError::raiseNotice( 100, JText::_('COM_JDOWNLOADS_USERGROUPS_PRIVATE_FILES_FOLDER_REMOVED') ); } else { JError::raiseWarning( 100, JText::_('COM_JDOWNLOADS_USERGROUPS_PRIVATE_FILES_FOLDER_REMOVED_ERROR') ); } } } /** * This event is triggered after the framework has rendered the application. * Rendering is the process of pushing the document buffers into the template placeholders, retrieving data from the document and pushing it into the JResponse buffer. * When this event is triggered the output of the application is available in the response buffer. * * @param none * @return none */ public function onAfterRender() { $app = JFactory::getApplication(); $database = JFactory::getDBO(); $return = false; // exist the tables? $prefix = strtolower($database->getPrefix()); $tablelist = $database->getTableList(); if ( !in_array ( $prefix.'jdownloads_files', $tablelist ) ){ $return = true; } $plugin = JPluginHelper::getPlugin('system', 'jdownloads'); jimport( 'joomla.utilities.utility' ); // get params $params = $this->params;; $use_hider = $params->get( 'use_hider' ); if (!$use_hider) $return = true; // No need in admin if (!$app->isAdmin()) { $body = JResponse::getBody(); if (!$return){ function _getParameter( $name, $default='' ) { $return = ""; $return = $this->params->get( $name, $default ); } // define the regular expression $regex1 = "#{jdreg}(.*?){/jdreg}#s"; $regex2 = "#{jdpub}(.*?){/jdpub}#s"; $regex3 = "#{jdauthor}(.*?){/jdauthor}#s"; $regex4 = "#{jdeditor}(.*?){/jdeditor}#s"; $regex5 = "#{jdpublisher}(.*?){/jdpublisher}#s"; $regex6 = "#{jdmanager}(.*?){/jdmanager}#s"; $regex7 = "#{jdadmin}(.*?){/jdadmin}#s"; $regex8 = "#{jdsuper}(.*?){/jdsuper}#s"; $regex9 = "#{jdspecial}(.*?){/jdspecial}#s"; // replacement for _reg $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex1, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_reg'), $body ); // replacement for _pub $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex2, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_pub'), $body ); // replacements for groups by name $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex9, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_special'), $body ); $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex3, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_author'), $body ); $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex4, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_editor'), $body ); $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex5, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_publisher'), $body ); $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex6, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_manager'), $body ); $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex7, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_admin'), $body ); $body = preg_replace_callback( $regex8, array('plgSystemjdownloads', '_super'), $body ); JResponse::setBody($body); } else { // Hide option is deactivated - so we must remove maybe the prior inserted placeholder $body = str_replace('{jdreg}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdreg}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdpub}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdpub}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdauthor}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdauthor}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdeditor}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdeditor}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdpublisher}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdpublisher}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdmanager}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdmanager}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdadmin}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdadmin}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdsuper}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdsuper}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{jdspecial}', '', $body); $body = str_replace('{/jdspecial}', '', $body); JResponse::setBody($body); } } } /** * This event is triggered after the framework has loaded and initialised and the router has routed the client request. * Routing is the process of examining the request environment to determine which component should receive the request. The component optional parameters are then set in the request object that will be processed when the application is being dispatched. * When this event triggers, the router has parsed the route and pushed the request parameters into JRequest to be retrieved by the application. * * @param none * @return none */ public function onAfterRoute(){ // deactivate Joomla caching when required if( JFactory::getApplication()->isSite() && $this->checkCacheRules()){ $this->caching = JFactory::getConfig()->get('caching'); JFactory::getConfig()->set('caching', 0); } // reduce download log data sets when a maximum value exists $database = JFactory::getDBO(); // exist the table? $prefix = strtolower($database->getPrefix()); $tablelist = $database->getTableList(); if ( !in_array ( $prefix.'jdownloads_logs', $tablelist ) ){ return; } $plugin = JPluginHelper::getPlugin('system', 'jdownloads'); jimport( 'joomla.utilities.utility' ); // get params $params = $this->params;; $reduce_data_to = (int)$params->get('reduce_log_data_sets_to'); if ($reduce_data_to == 0) return; // reduce data $database->setQuery("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM #__jdownloads_logs"); $sum = $database->loadResult(); $sum_delete = $sum - $reduce_data_to; if ($sum_delete > 0){ $database->setQuery("DELETE FROM #__jdownloads_logs ORDER BY id LIMIT $sum_delete"); $database->execute(); } return; } /** * * */ function checkCacheRules(){ $plugin = JPluginHelper::getPlugin('system', 'jdownloads'); jimport( 'joomla.html.parameter' ); $params = $this->params; $defs = trim(str_replace("\r","", $params->def('rules',''))); $defs = explode("\n", $defs); foreach($defs as $def){ if ($def != ''){ $result = $this->parseQueryString($def); if(is_array($result)){ $found = 0; $required = count($result); foreach($result As $key => $value){ if( JRequest::getVar($key) == $value || ( JRequest::getVar($key, null) !== null && $value == '?' ) ){ $found++; } } if($found == $required){ return true; } } } } return false; } /** * * * @param mixed $str */ function parseQueryString($str) { $op = array(); $pairs = explode("&", $str); foreach ($pairs as $pair) { list($k, $v) = array_map("urldecode", explode("=", $pair)); $op[$k] = $v; } return $op; } /** * Functions for hide elements from output for special user groups * * Inspired by the hider content plugin from Dioscouri Design * Part of this functions are copyright by Dioscouri Design - www.dioscouri.com * * */ function _reg( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $return = ''; if ($user->id) { $return = $matches[1]; } return $return; } function _pub( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $return = $matches[1]; if ($user->id) { $return = ''; } return $return; } function _author( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $coreUserGroups = $user->getAuthorisedGroups(); $return = $matches[1]; if (!in_array(3,$coreUserGroups) && !in_array(8,$coreUserGroups)){ $return = ''; } return $return; } function _editor( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $coreUserGroups = $user->getAuthorisedGroups(); $return = $matches[1]; if (!in_array(4,$coreUserGroups) && !in_array(8,$coreUserGroups)){ $return = ''; } return $return; } function _publisher( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $coreUserGroups = $user->getAuthorisedGroups(); $return = $matches[1]; if (!in_array(5,$coreUserGroups) && !in_array(8,$coreUserGroups)){ $return = ''; } return $return; } function _manager( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $coreUserGroups = $user->getAuthorisedGroups(); $return = $matches[1]; if (!in_array(6,$coreUserGroups) && !in_array(8,$coreUserGroups)){ $return = ''; } return $return; } function _admin( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $coreUserGroups = $user->getAuthorisedGroups(); $return = $matches[1]; if (!in_array(7,$coreUserGroups) && !in_array(8,$coreUserGroups)){ $return = ''; } return $return; } function _super( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $coreUserGroups = $user->getAuthorisedGroups(); $return = $matches[1]; if (!in_array(8,$coreUserGroups)){ $return = ''; } return $return; } function _special( &$matches ) { $user = JFactory::getUser(); $aid = max ($user->getAuthorisedViewLevels()); $return = $matches[1]; if ($aid != 3){ $return = ''; } return $return; } } ?>
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Certificate In Business English

The EASB Certificate in Business English (CBE) is a course registered with the Council for Private Education, Ministry of Education. It is specially designed to prepare students for entry into the degree programmes offered by our university partners. It comprises of two components, namely:

• Basic English Training for Entry into Degree Programme (BETEDP) (3 months)
• English Training for Entry into Degree Programme (ETEDP) - Intermediate, Upper - Intermediate & Advanced levels (6 months)

Programme Objective

To provide students with a firm foundation for a strong competence and command of the English language to help them progress smoothly through their degree course studies;

To focus on reinforcing grammar points;

To build a wider vocabulary bank covering both social and business terms;

To give students an understanding of business terms, and the ability to learn complex tertiary level business subjects;

To build confidence and public speaking skills; To equip students with the ability to engage in conversations, discussions, arguments and expression of opinions;

To enhance students’ writing skills; To equip students with the ability to write summaries and reports accurately;

To provide real mastery of English as an effective tool for communication in everyday life and business situations in a supportive learning environment.

Progression Pathway
Certificate In Business English
Mode & Duration
CBE (BETEDP to ETEDP levels 1 to 3) - 9 months
ETEDP levels 1 to 3 - 6 months
ETEDP levels 2 to 3 - 4 months
ETEDP level 3 - 2 months
Intakes
Feb / Apr / Jun / Jul / Sep / Oct / Dec
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30
Assessment
Each BETEDP student will progress to ETEDP after achieving 4.0 or 4.5 in the final BETEDP exam. Upon registering for ETEDP, a student will need to complete that particular stage before progressing to the next sequential stage. Upon successful completion of the entire ETEDP level and attainment of ETEDP Band 3 (equivalent to IELTS 6.0) for the final ETEDP examination, students will be awarded the Certificate in Business English (CBE).
Modules
  • 1. Academic Reading
    • This module includes understanding general and specific information conveyed in passages and articles. Reading strategies covered are skimming, scanning, reading for details, reading for tone, and reading to identify the sequence of events.
  • 2. Academic Writing
    • The writing activities focus on the different phases of the writing process which include the pre-writing phase; functional writing; drafting; revising; editing; and final phase. Some of the tasks covered in this module would be interpreting and explaining data from charts; describing and/or explaining concepts and issues from subjects such as Economics, Business Communication, Marketing and Management, Entrepreneurship, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Ethics, Import Export and so on.
  • 3. Listening
    • This module adopts current understanding of the nature of listening comprehension in learning English as the second and foreign language by promoting the use of top-down and bottom-up processing skills. Top-down processing skills require students to use key words and predictive strategies, to apply their own background knowledge, situational, topical and contextual clues, in order to derive meaning. Bottom-up processing skills require the knowledge of individual words to gain understanding of the message. These two skills are essential in listening for gist and details, and inferring meaning from context.
  • 4. Oral Reading and Speaking
    • Developing good speaking skills is one of the key focus in this course. Speaking activities focus on conversational fluency such as the ability to open and close conversations in English, introduce and develop conversational topics, use communication strategies and clarification requests, and understand and use a variety of idiomatic expressions. In addition, a range of useful conversational expressions is taught and practised in role-play, pair work exercises and student-centred activities.
  • 5. Presentation Skills with Powerpoint
    • This module focuses on the presentation process which includes research on given business topics, drafting of PowerPoint slides, revising and editing of presentation content, mock presentation to gain feedback from peers and the formal final presentation.
  • 6. Business Vocabulary
    • This module familiarises students with business vocabulary items often used in their business programmes. It aims to develop students' understanding of the meaning to the key vocabulary words and to guide students to use these terms correctly and in context.
 

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