English course in Cape Town
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Information on the English School in Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the most exhilarating places in the world, and the second most populous city in South Africa! This metropolis is home to more than three million people (who speak 11 different languages!).
The city is a paradise for lovers of the outdoor lifestyle, partly thanks to its subtropical climate and the endless list of outdoor sports and adventure that Cape Town provides. Students from across the world travel here for their education, and some of the most renowned universities in the world can be found here.
The home city of Nelson Mandela has earned its place in Olympus as one of the “best destinations in the world” to take an English course!
The English school in Cape Town is located in the heart of this vibrant city, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. It’s a short walk to the lively and famous Long Street and the exciting V&A Waterfront.
Located in the heart of Cape Town, in a building that is part of the South African architectural heritage, you can easily reach the lively and famous Long Street and the exciting V & A Waterfront. If you want to enjoy an English course in Cape Town from an excellent location, centrally located, surrounded by local shops, bars and restaurants to relax at after lessons, this is definitely the right choice!
Although it is not exclusively over 30, this destination is definitely suitable for adult students of 30, 40 or 50 years. The institute offers 12 spacious and bright classrooms for international students, a lounge , study room, library, and an exceptionally social and cultural program with something to suit every student’s needs! They will provide you with a warm welcome and a fantastic atmosphere in which to study.
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Choose your English course in Cape Town
General or Intensive English Course in Saint Julians
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Cape Town and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in Cape Town for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Cape Town. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
English in the City in Cape Town
[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Cape Town
[+] To make the most of your studying in Cape Town you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
CAE Exam Preparation Course in Cape Town
[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more
FCE Exam Preparation Course in Cape Town
[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Cape Town
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Cape Town
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Cape Town
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Cape Town
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Cape Town, affectionately renamed “Mother City” by the locals, has been classified as the best place in the world to visit in recent years. Founded in 1652, it is the oldest city in South Africa. There are plenty of places worth exploring in Cape Town, but one thing we can definitely recommend is a trip to Kruger National Park. Who wouldn’t want to catch a glimpse of a lion or a leapord? Rhinoceros or an African elephant, perhaps?
Take a breath-taking trip by cable car up to the stunning Table Mountain National Park, which is home to more plant species than the U.K. and New Zealand combined! Enjoy the amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the city beneath you. Visit the fascinating, yet tragic, Robben Island where Nelson Mandela served part of his 27-year prison sentence. Thousands of visitors flock to this island every year to honour and understand some of the most important social and political aspects of the history of South Africa.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- BRAZILIAN20 % 20 %
- SAUDI ARABIAN19 % 19 %
- SWISS18 % 18 %
- OTHER12 % 12 %
- YEMENI10 % 10 %
- FRENCH6 % 6 %
- ANGOLAN7 % 7 %
- GERMAN4 % 4 %
- TURKISH3 % 3 %
- ITALIAN2 % 2 %
- EGYPTIAN1% 1%
Here the age groups at the English school in Cape Town:
- 18-2965 % 65 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+35% 35%
Structure and timetable of English course in Cape Town
First day in Cape Town
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Cape Town students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Cape Town , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Cape Town , suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Cape Town
Not to be missed!
- Table Mountain
- Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
- Robben Island
- Boulders Beach
- Cape Winelands
- The Lion’s Head
- Whale watching!
- Weekend Safari
- Cape Town Harbour
How to get around Cape Town
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac €2.50
- Sandwich €2.50
- Can of Coca Cola €1.00
- Coffee in a cafe €2.00
- 1 litre of milk €0.66
- 2 litres of water €1.55
- Loaf of bread €0.60
- Two-course meal in an average restaurant €12.00 – €15.00
- SIM card cost €8.00
- Cinema ticket €4.90 (Wednesdays €2.20)
- Entrance to clubs €5.00