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English Language Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

What we like about the school

  • views of Table Mountain from classrooms

English Language Centre

The language school English Language Centre was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 2002. The school is situated in a beautifully renovated heritage building, located in the heart of the city, just a few streets away from all the action of famous Long Street and only a few blocks from famous V&A Waterfront.

Accreditations and Quality seals

EduSA, SAYTC, Services SETA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public workstations:

10

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 190
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 130

Average age of students

  • in summer: 25 years
  • throughout the year: 25 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Exams offered:

  • Cambridge First,
  • Cambridge Advanced,
  • Cambridge Proficiency,
  • IELTS,
  • TOEFL

Average examination results:

70% at Cambridge First, 75% at Cambridge Advanced, 95% at Cambridge Proficiency, 6.5 band at IELTS, 100 marks at TOEFL.

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

9
4
19
7
4
10
5

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cape Town Intl.. It takes 25 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 27.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.Jun.2016, 09.Aug.2016, 16.Dec.2016, 26.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2017, 21.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 27.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 16.Jun.2017, 09.Aug.2017, 25.Sep.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 26.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3000 250
Students can choose 5 electives 12:30-14:00.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 230 460 690 920 1150 1380 1610 1840 2300 2280 190
Double banking: courses take place in the mornings or afternoons.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3000 250
20 General English classes + 10 English in the City classes per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3960
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5160
Students can choose 5 electives 12:30-14:00.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3000 250
20 General English classes + 10 Business English classes per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 1860 -- -- -- 3100 3000
Exam fees not included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
2017: 02.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates
11.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee
190 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 1860 2170 2480 -- 3100 3000
Exam fees not included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 05.Sep.2016.
2017: 02.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
12.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 26.Nov.2016
Exam fee
200 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3000
Exam fees not included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2016: 14.Mar.2016, 05.Sep.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
Exam dates
09.Jun.2016, 26.Nov.2016
Exam fee
205 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3000 250
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam fee
205 €
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Note: All courses offered by English Language Centre, Cape Town can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 45 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Internship programme available (min. 4 weeks English course and a placement fee of 700 EUR).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 160 320 480 640 160 30
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Arrival transfer is included when booking course and accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
22.85 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 200 400 600 800 200 30
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Arrival transfer is included when booking course and accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
28.57 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 255 510 765 1020 255 30
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Arrival transfer is included when booking course and accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
36.42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 170 340 510 680 170 100 30
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students also have access to a splash pool in front of the house. Arrival transfer is included when booking course and accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
24.28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 225 450 675 900 225 100 30
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students also have access to a splash pool in front of the house. Arrival transfer is included when booking course and accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
32.14 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 555 740 185 100 30
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Ideal for 18-35 year old students. Wi-Fi is available at the accommodation for an extra charge of R50 (€5.5) for 100MB per week. Arrival transfer is included when booking course and accommodation This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
26.42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 235 470 705 940 235 100 30
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Ideal for 18-35 year old students. Wi-Fi is available at the accommodation for an extra charge of R50 (€5.5) for 100MB per week. Arrival transfer is included when booking course and accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
33.57 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Students aged 16-17 must book homestay and require a parental consent form.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Cape Town International Airport: for 45 € (one way); for 90 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Cooking  
Dancing  
Diving  
Golf  
Horse riding  
Mountainbiking  
Music  
Sailing  
Skiing  
Squash  
Swimming  
Table Tennis  
Tennis  
Volleyball  
Windsurfing  
Yoga  
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
football tournaments,bar hopping,Table Mountain hiking,horse-riding,theatre even

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
4.0/5.0 
Social activities
3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.5/5.0 
Other
3.5/5.0 
Students liked about English Language Centre, Cape Town
The teachers in this school are very well educated.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: They offer parties like the belly dancing party in May 2009. If pupils are interested in activities like this, it is recommended to check before arrival.
The people were always very friendly.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: enjoy your time and activity
Other comments: I really enjoyed my time in cape town. I met a lot of incredible people and I wanna come back one day! thank you very much!
The different teachers, their kindness, and the events which have been organized by the school.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Table Mountain, Haiti's kitesurfing, rent a Harley and ride around the Cape
The teachers were very motivated and friendly.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: All possibilities of tourism in Cape Town.
Other comments: Internet could be improved.
number of students for class
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Cape Town is really beautiful and cheap

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