English course in Cape Town, South Africa
Study English in breathtakingly beautiful Cape Town! Framed by the magnificent Table Mountain, Cape Town is home to enticing beaches of pure white sand. Watch zebra and wildebeest graze on the mountain, or abseil off the side of it! Take an English course in Cape Town and you can enjoy every type of sport imaginable, including surfing, golf, paragliding, horse riding and mountain biking.
If you want to escape the crowds, visit the wild African penguins around picturesque Simon’s Town, join a wildlife safari, or sample fine South African wines at a nearby winery. Alternatively, you could always take a dip in one of our school’s on-site swimming pools!
Our school in Cape Town
Our school has three learning centres, one in the very heart of Cape Town and two more in the Southern Suburbs. The city centre school is located close to the historic Castle of Good Hope, just a short bus ride away from fantastic beaches and the popular Waterfront shopping area. Inside the school you’ll find nine comfortable classrooms, a computer room, library, kitchen and a break area.
Based in the affluent Newlands neighbourhood, close to the cricket and rugby stadiums, our other two learning centres are located within a 15-minute walk of each other. Both have outdoor swimming pools and their own gardens, where English lessons often take place. Our Newlands schools have student lounges, computer rooms, libraries and 18 spacious classrooms between them.
All three of our school centres offer free wireless Internet access, as well as complimentary tea and coffee.
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||20|
|Average class size:||10|
|Course materials included:||No|
|Average number of students:||Summer (170) - Winter (110) per week|
|Included in fees:||Information pack, course books for rent, use of internet, certain activities, certificate, course report for courses of 4 weeks or longer.|
|Typical activities:||Soup Kitchen (volunteering), Township walking tour, Table Mountain, Wine tour, Signal Hill, Cape of Good Hope tour, Bungee and Safari weekends|
|Paid activities:||All activities are paid|
|School closed on:||01/01, 21/03, 18/04, 21/04, 27/04, 28/04, 01/05, 16/06, 09/08, 24/09, 16/12, 25/12, 26/12|
Learn English in Cape Town at your own pace! Our school offers Standard, Intensive and Super-intensive programs, which involve 20, 25 and 30 English lessons per week, respectively. These courses are taught in same-level groups, and with a maximum class size of just 10 students, you’ll quickly improve your English.
The Intensive course consists of 20 group classes and five Private Lessons per week. Individual classes afford you the undivided attention of our school’s expert teachers, so you can rapidly overcome any problems and make remarkable progress! If you like, you can take an English course in Cape Town made up solely of Private Lessons, allowing you to learn at an even greater pace!
Special interest programs are also available at our school, including Business English and Exam Preparation courses. Our school’s teachers can prepare you for either the Cambridge Exam or the IELTS test, leaving you confident of success.
We’ll gladly answer any questions you might have about studying on an English course in Cape Town, so please contact us!
Totally immerse yourself in the English language and the South African way of life – live with the locals! You’ll get plenty of English practice and two home made meals each day. Our school selects host families for their hospitality, as well as for the quality and location of their accommodation. ‘Host family plus’ families offer a higher standard of accommodation, with private bathrooms.
Alternatively, you can get to know other students better by living in our school’s student residence or in a shared student house. The residence is located between Newlands and the city centre, close to the University of Cape Town. Ideal for the more budget-conscious student, the shared student house is within walking distance of both Newlands school centres and has its own garden. Both the residence and the shared student house feature communal bathrooms, kitchens and TV lounges.
We want you to have an unforgettable time as you learn English in Cape Town, so our school organises an ever-changing program of activities for students. Regular activities include guided city tours, sunset boat cruises, dinners with tutors and classmates, hiking and trips to table mountain.
At the weekends, you can take part in excursions lasting for a whole day or longer. Visit vineyards, spot wildlife on safari or journey along the scenic Garden Route. Some activities are included, whilst others carry an additional cost.
How to get there
Cape Town is served by Cape Town International Airport. Our school will collect you from the airport, free of charge, upon your arrival. A return transfer to the airport costs extra.