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Cape Town

South Africa

Cape Town is a port city on the southwest coast of South Africa

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From Table Mountain to Robben Island

Welcome to Cape Town, a captivating city nestled at the southwestern tip of South Africa, where studying English becomes an extraordinary experience. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Cape Town offers an unparalleled setting for international students seeking to immerse themselves in the English language while discovering the wonders of South Africa. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey of language acquisition and cultural exploration.

Fast facts

4,7M

Total population

as of April 25, 2021

1652

Foundation

Municipal government: 1839

2,461 km2

Total area

as of April 25, 2021

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Language Learning in a Vibrant Cultural Hub

Cape Town is a melting pot of cultures, attracting people from all walks of life. Immerse yourself in the city's dynamic and diverse environment, where English is widely spoken. Engage with locals and fellow international students, fostering meaningful connections while practicing your language skills. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods, attend music festivals, and indulge in the world-class culinary scene as you enhance your English fluency in a vibrant cultural hub.

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Renowned Language Schools and Universities

Cape Town is home to renowned language schools and prestigious universities offering a wide range of English language programs. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, you'll find a program tailored to your needs. Benefit from expert instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and interactive teaching methods that combine language proficiency with practical skills. From general English courses to specialized programs like business English or academic writing, Cape Town provides a nurturing environment for language acquisition.

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Connect with the best schools in our city!

International House Cape Town
Cape Town
Bayswater Cape Town
Cape Town
Cape Town School of English
Cape Town
UCT English Language Centre
Cape Town
Avenue English Cape Town
Cape Town
LAL
Cape Town

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TESTIMONIALS​

Hear from some happy students.

The best school has teachers, teaches you the English language, it was nice to study in it for a period of time, I got to know everyone in the school and this was very easy, the school environment helped me do that, and I enjoyed the daily activities there.
Student
5/5
An excellent institute, just a new light, and it has a bright future, I recommend it, and at Masar Company for English language study, they are cooperative and honest, and they are the only ones who have an office in Cape Town.
Student
5/5
Thanks to Sally I managed to pass my IELTS first attempt with only 2 days to prepare
Student
5/5
Good teachers nice location
Student
5/5
Definitely the best time of my life! The town and the life was amazing:) and also the school was really good, nice&kind teachers, mixed nationalities in the classes and the friendly stuff helped me with every problem! I’m so thankful for the amazing time and all the adventures this school offered me!:)
Student
5/5
It was a nice experience, the teachers were friendly I had the best experience in Cape Town for 3 months😍I will repeat it next year🎉
Student
5/5
Hello dears I hope you are well My name is Abdullatif I am from Bangladsh I have been studying in UCT English for six months And it was amazing experience. I graduated from ELC on 09/03/23 , but on 28/06/23 I came back in ELC to complete my courses because this school is the best school in Africa
Student
5/5
The teachers are wonderful, I had a very good and pleasant experience, I really enjoyed being with them, they were good teachers while I was there. I went there with a non-high level, I was shy, I was afraid to talk to people for fear of making mistakes and mispronouncing myself!! I learn a lot from them, they are wonderful people. And I advise you to try. they are nice and friendly, people who don’t judge the students’ mistakes but help them to improve. thank you 😊 for everything you did for me. I had a good experience, and I hope one day we can meet again. Thank you very much, I wish you success and may God continue to bless you.
Student
5/5
I spent 2 months in International House Cape Town and It was a amazing experience to learn in this school. The teachers and all the team are very competent and the atmosphere is awesome. Every weeks they organise some activities, it’s just impossible to stay alone, easy way to meet new people from all over the world. The school is also very well placed, close to shops, restaurant and also close to the sea. I really recommend it.
Student
5/5
Avenue English was the best place where I could learn english. The experience was absolutely fantastic, I learnt a lot. When I arrived there, I could not even speak properly, but after that experience a lot of things changed, Now I am able to speak, write, read, listen and understand very well. The teachers are wonderful, I learnt a lot from them, they are very capable and patient. Being with people from different countries was amazing, I learnt about different cultures and helped a lot praticing my english, because was only way to communicate. If you are not sure about which school go to, I absoltely recommed you the Avenue English. Thank you Avenue English for the experience.
Student
5/5
It is a wonderful english school. With perfect teachers, you can feel at home make friends for life. It’s close to all facilities and central. And you can enjoy the activities and as well as being in all touristic places in Cape Town. I miss the people at this school!
Student
5/5
I am enjoying ELC at UCT because everybody is so warm and welcoming. Studying here has been helping me a lot to improve my English and building a good relationship with a lot of people from different countries.
Student
5/5
The staff members are very friendly
5/5
I highly recommend this school for the quality of the courses and exercises, for the outstanding teachers, for the small size classes, and for activities out of school (every Wednesday). I spent about a month there and I really feel confident in my speaking and listening skills, what I was looking for. The staff was available and very kind as well.
Student
4/5
Well-located school in the city center with good amenities. Professional teachers who are close to their students. Very good interactions among students. Wonderful memories in any case.
Student
5/5
How could I not love this school? Everything was beyond imagination. The staff were all friendly and the teachers were all great. The activity program after class with Michael was also the best. Especially the PSP class was a good time for students who want to improve their English skills. I highly recommend IH Cape Town School. If you want to make your life a little more special, go to IH Cape Town! I hope to go back to IH cape town school.😻
Student
5/5
Amazing experience learning in a fun and relaxed way. Great facilities and location. Thank you for all my teachers with the effort and kindness. If you are looking for a school I strong recommend IH.
Student
5/5
It was an amazing experience, I met amazing people and teachers listening! ;)
Student
3/5
Good teachers

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Student
4/5
EASY ENGLISH CENTRE CC -
Johannesburg
Top for English learners
Student
5/5
A good number of people that I do business with have studied English at this school, and their proficiency has gone from 0 to 90 in an amazingly short period of time. I know for a fact that they all highly recommend the school, thus I have recommended the school to several others, and none have had a single bad word to say about the school. Doing business with these people, I would never risk referring them unless I was absolutely sure of the school. Having read the recent bad report by Hasan, I asked my friends what the problem was. It seems that certain male students, specifically from Saudi Arabia, have recently been coming to the school demonstrating exceptional disdain for, specifically, the female teachers, and generally, towards other students, and the learning process in general. They almost always arrive well over an hour late to class, which disrupts the entire class, as everyone has to wait for them to be brought up to date. (and sometimes simply skip entire days). However when reprimanded for this behavior, they are invariably rude to the teachers and display extreme arrogance, as well as a general air of entitlement. Often these same “students” have left other English language schools in Cape Town, and then join this school. One can only assume that the other schools didn’t put up with their disrespect either. I must add that I have heard that this is not the case with all students from Saudi Arabia. Most have apparently successfully passed, or are busy with, advanced English courses, and relate pleasantly with both the teachers and other students.
Student
5/5
Focused on English language instruction and accredited certification, I recommend it ⭐️.
Student
5/5
The school has a perfect location and the staff is amazing. Very competitive prices also. A highly recommendable place to learn English in Cape Town.
Student
5/5
Thank you International house for the experience of my life. Awesome methodology and the best teachers. 100% worth it!
Student
5/5
Good place to learn English and improve your skills also.
Student
5/5
I have had 8 weeks with Good Hope Studies. it was an amazing time. I got allot of information. I met new people and the staff are great. the teachers are so friendly and helpful.
Student
5/5
The school is very good. The teachers that they have are great and they are always helping you to improve and do it better. I strong recomend you this experience.
Student
5/5
Thank you so much Vivi and all of the teachers for the lessons. It was a incredible experience, in a family atmosphere, for me it’s the best school on the Atlantic Seaboard. Thanks for everything.
Student
4/5
The team is “very people-oriented” and the professional teaching is convincing in all facets. I enjoyed my language course at this school and was very motivated. Should I consider another course, I will choose this school again. Thank you very much and greetings from Switzerland ;-)
Student
3/5
Since April we have been planning our break including an English course in Cape Town. ELC accompanied us very well. First Johannes with his help, then the team with our study visa and after this the friendly welcome in Cape Town. Thanks also for having such great classmates and teachers!
Student
5/5

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What types of English language programs are offered by English South Africa members?

English South Africa members offer a wide range of English language programs, including General English courses, Intensive language programs, Business English, Exam Preparation (such as IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge exam preparation), Academic English, and more.

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