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English Course in Cape Town (South Africa)

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Information about the English School in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of the most exhilarating places in the world, and the second most populated city in South Africa! The metropolis is home to more than three million people (who speak 11 different languages!). The city is paradise for lovers of an 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 travel here for educational reasons, being some of the most renowned universities in the world can be found here.

The 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. The school is in a building that forms part of the South African achitectural heritage

a design jewel and stands out for its modernity and genuineness. Located in the heart of this vibrant city, 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 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 to international students, a lounge for their students, a study room, a library and an exceptional social and cultural program with something to suit every student’s needs! They will provide you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere with fantastic services

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Every English Course in Cape Town includes:

  • Textbooks and Materials
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Welcome Event
  • Access to Internet/ Wi-Fi

Number of Classrooms

Average Students Per Class



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English Courses in Cape Town, South Africa

English Courses for Adults 18+ and 30+ available in Cape Town

General or Intensive English Course in Saint Julians

20 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] 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

30 lessons per week - from Pre-intermediate (only if close to Intermediate) - flexible duration

[+] 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

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

20 or 30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] 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

20 or 30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] 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

20 or 30 lessons per week - from Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] 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

CPE Exam Preparation Course in Cape Town

20 or 30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] Designed by experts in the field, the CPE Preparation Course delves into great detail about the roots of the language itself, with a focus on key areas such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will learn a number of techniques that will allow you to complete the four areas of evaluation, all under the guidance of qualified professionals, along with real exam simulations. >> Read more

Accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English Course in Cape Town, you can choose one of the accommodations proposed by the school below...


Distance to School: 22 - 25 minutes walking, 3 - 5 minutes uber, 5 - 7 minutes public transport - Room types: Single Room - Double Room - Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] 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

Host Family

Distance to School: 25 - 55 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, half board

[+] 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

Why Cape Town? Some Facts...

Some more information on the school, area and statistics

Why Choose an English Course in Cape Town?

Cape Town, affectionately renamed “Mother City” by the locals and 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 and experiencing in Cape Town, but one thing we can definitely recommend and one of the highlights on our ‘favourites’ list 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 with a cable car up to the stunning Table Mountain National Park, which is home to more plant species than the British and New Zealand islands combined! Enjoy the spectacularly 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. 

An International Environment

Does this English course in Cape Town meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts..

  • Studenti di età 18-29 65% 65%
  • studenti 30+ 35% 35%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins 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. Here is an example:

  • 08:30 Check-in and registration at the school
  • 09:00 Test 
  • 10:45 The first lesson of your English Course in Cape Town!
  • 12:45 Lessons (if you have chosen Intensive English or Business English)
  • 14:30 Tour of the neighbourhood
  • 15:30 Welcome Pack
  • 16:00 Welcome Event

Welcome Pack 

The first day you’ll get a nice 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 in the centre cafe or at another venue. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English Course and from the school.

From Tuesday Onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows:


  • 9:00-10:30   First Module*
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 Second Module*
  • 12:15-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-14:15 “Intensive” and “Business” Lessons**


  • 14:30-16:00 First Module*
  • 16:00-16:15 Break
  • 16:15-17:45 Second Module*

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing.
**Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Useful Tips For Your Cape Town Stay!

Some suggestions from locals and tourists...

Study English in South Africa

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Do Not Miss!

  • A visit to Table Mountain
  • A walk to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • A boat trip to Robben Island
  • Penguins at Boulders Beach
  • A tour of the Cape Winelands
  • A walk to the “Lion’s Head”
  • Whale watching!
  • A weekend safari
  • The Cape Town Harbour

Cost of Living in Cape Town

  • 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

Getting Around in Cape Town

The cheapest and fastest way to get around Cape Town is to use the ‘mini-bus taxis’. These vehicles travel along the major routes and are extremely good value for money. Most locals use this form of transport on a daily basis. 

Those who prefer to make use of taxis can enquire about these at the school. 

There are different buses and metrotails within the vicinity of the school that will take you to many places within the city and you can prepare yourself by taking a look at the transport website here. The reference number is 0800 656 463 – or you can use Google Maps which will give you additional information on transportation options!

When is the best time to book my flight?

Flight prices are at their lowest roughly 10 days before the departure date, and statistically, the best days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each time you visit a site, you leave ‘traces’ of the preferences you have selected, via ‘cookies’. Tip: Disable your cookies when looking for your flights! 

What sites can I use to search for my flights?

There are hundreds of sites dedicated to flights, and we would recommend Skyscanner, which allows you to compare the different prices offered by various airlines. You can book directly through an airline’s site, and remember to disable your ‘cookies’!

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