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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.

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
Interesting teachers with good interaction. Staff members are responsive to students. Good atmosphere. We learn in good condition.
Student
5/5
It was an amazing experience, I met amazing people and teachers listening! ;)
Student
3/5
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
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
It’s been a year and a half since I left International House school, I honestly say that was the best English learning experience I have ever had, why not with the presence of the best location, friendly teachers, exciting activities, and incredible friends from all over the world. I would recommend everyone to live this experience and will never regret it. Thank you International House Team ❤
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
When I have arrived in the academy, My first impression was amazing and enthusiastic because of the multicultural environment and the caring teachers. I have enjoyed the school a lot because the lessons were very interesting and very interactive. I have learnt so much, I have improved my communication skills and enriched my vocabulary. Before join the english plus academy I used to communicate using the informal language what was not appropriate for the my profissional environment however since i joined the school I felt more confident to speak and able to do my work using my advanced English because the school is not only about grammar study but also about the practical lessons 🤗I deeply recommend.
Student
5/5
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
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
Good language school. The teachers are native English speakers, and the classes are organized by level. It takes about two months per level.
Student
4/5
Number one
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
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
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
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
Good teachers

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Student
4/5
EASY ENGLISH CENTRE CC -
Johannesburg
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
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
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
The staff members are very friendly
5/5
The best school for the English language
Student
5/5
IH Cape Town is more than a school; it’s a place to learn English, it’s a home. From day one, they welcome you and integrate you into this wonderful family. The team is always ready to help you, from reception, through the teachers, administration, all the way to the staff in the residence and apartments. I will always remember the charm of the reception staff, always willing to assist, and Nicholas, the enthusiastic, motivated, and motivating teacher of this great language.
Student
5/5
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
I personally think that the ELC is one of the best Schools to learn English. There, you just do not only improve your English but also your personality as a person and student. I am loving my stay in the ELC, the classmates they are full of surprises, because most of them are from different countries and we can share lots of experience with each other.If you are a foreigner and want to learn English, I recommends you to joy in ELC, you will thank me later.
Student
4/5
I got to know Avenue English through my brother-in-law who studied at the Johannesburg campus. It was a surprise to discover that the school had opened a branch in Cape Town. I took a two-month English course with qualified, patient teachers and friendly classmates who always explained things in the best possible way so that everyone could understand. Thanks to Vivi for finding a place for my husband and me to stay so I could continue studying at the school for longer!Before taking the course, I was very afraid of speaking English and making mistakes. However, when I arrived at the school, I felt so natural and welcomed that I made great progress in a short amount of time, going from zero to ten! I am grateful to Avenue English for this positive experience and will always keep the teachers and friends I made close to my heart!
Student
5/5
I’ve learned English there. It’s a great place to learn English. They do have good teachers, very funny, so you won’t be bored.
Student
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
I thank the employee, Vivi, for her good treatment, as she was interactive with us from the beginning until the arrival of the students and facilitated all the problems that we faced
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

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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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