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Welcome to Johannesburg

The bustling metropolis known as the economic heart of South Africa. This vibrant city offers a dynamic and multicultural environment for studying English, blending urban energy with rich cultural experiences. As a global hub of commerce, art, and innovation, Johannesburg presents a unique opportunity for international students to enhance their language skills while immersing themselves in a diverse and thriving cosmopolitan setting. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey of language acquisition and exploration.

Fast facts

4,7M

Total population

1652

Foundation

Municipal government: 1839

2,461 km2

Total area

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Cultural Diversity and Global Connections

Johannesburg is a melting pot of cultures, attracting people from all corners of the globe. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant multicultural fabric, where English serves as a common language among its diverse communities. Engage with locals from different backgrounds and participate in cultural events, music festivals, and art exhibitions, where you can experience the city's unique blend of traditional and contemporary influences. Interacting with people from various cultures enhances your language skills and expands your global perspective.

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Renowned Educational Institutions

Johannesburg is home to prestigious universities and language schools that offer a wide range of English language programs. Benefit from world-class education and learn from experienced instructors who are dedicated to helping students achieve language proficiency. Whether you're looking to improve your general English skills or specialize in areas such as business communication or academic writing, Johannesburg provides a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment for your language learning journey.

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Connect with the best schools in our city!

International House Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Avenue English
Johannesburg
English Access Gauteng
Johannesburg

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TESTIMONIALS​

Hear from some happy students.

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
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
The staff members are very friendly
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
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
Thank you International house for the experience of my life. Awesome methodology and the best teachers. 100% worth it!
Student
5/5
It was an amazing experience, I met amazing people and teachers listening! ;)
Student
3/5
Interesting teachers with good interaction. Staff members are responsive to students. Good atmosphere. We learn in good condition.
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
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
Good teachers nice location
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Number one
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks to Sally I managed to pass my IELTS first attempt with only 2 days to prepare
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
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
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Student
4/5
EASY ENGLISH CENTRE CC -
Johannesburg
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

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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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