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Reviews of INTERLINK School of Languages, Cape Town, South Africa

Total number of reviews: 61
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 61 reviews of former students of INTERLINK School of Languages
Overall Rating
INTERLINK School of Languages, Cape Town, South Africa
4.4/5.0 
City 4.6/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
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Homestay 4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.5/5.0 
other 4.5/5.0 

Individual Reviews

INTERLINK School of Languages
6. Jun. 2017
1.  (35 years) - 
1. Course:  Business English - 1 week

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The atmosphere The availability and kindness of the whole team
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Not 35h of classes as advertised on the program
4. Apr. 2017
2.  (35 years) - 
2. Course:  General English (2 weeks) + Golf (5 lessons) - 2 weeks

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Small classes, personal atmosphere, helpful staff
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Hiking Lionshead, Table Mountain, sunset on Signal Hill and of course a few days on the Garden Route.
5. Mar. 2017
3.  (35 years) - 
3. Course:  General English - 4 weeks

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The opportunity to know many people
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The school is very small, located in one of the most beautiful locations in the town, in my case I have not been satisfied with the approach and the teaching level. I invested four weeks and done a job that could be done in half of the time.
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Too many gaps in the method of teaching and the level of my teacher. The school offers very few social activities.
15. Mar. 2016
4.  (53 years) - 
4. Course:  Intensive English - 1 week

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very good teachers (at least mine were, once more)
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For new students who stay for a longer period, the school should organise a short meeting on the first day with students speaking the same language. Often, questions and problems can be articulated easier in the mother tongue. Especially for younger students and for longer stays.
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There should also be dictionaries in other languages, for example German-English etc.
4. Jan. 2016
5.  (47 years) - 
5. Course:  General English - 7 weeks

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My teacher, one of the best English teachers I have ever had.
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I would like to point out, as a negative note, the high percentage of German students, more than 50%. Sometimes it seemed we were in Germany rather than in South Africa.
12. Nov. 2015
6.  (38 years) - 
6. Course:   Intensive English - 3 weeks

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The school staff is very friendly and helpful
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If the teacher Leandra hasn't yet been fired, you will not be satisfied. It's not just my opinion.
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Wonderful location of the school. Comfortable bright classrooms.
8. Sep. 2015
7.  (53 years) - France
7. Course:  Intensive English - 1 week

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The teachers and the school's location.
16. Mar. 2015
8.  (27 years) - 
8. Course:  Intensive English - 2 weeks

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Teachers, students and staff are very friendly! Great atmosphere for easy learning.
13. Jan. 2015
9.  (21 years) - 
9. Course:  General English - 4 weeks

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Incredibly nice atmosphere. The teachers were always there for the students. It was a memorable time. A very special thanks goes to my wonderful (guest)mother Tessa v.d. Westhuizen.
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Clear: the social day!!! Students and teachers do something together.
27. Oct. 2014
10.  (23 years) - 
10. Course:  General English - 2 weeks

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Interlink is a small school, so you get to know the other students quickly and the lessons are personal. In addition, the location and the building in which the school is located are very nice.
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The school works together with an agency offering a variety of tours in and around Cape Town. This is absolutely worth it because you get to know other students quickly and the price-performance ratio matches.
18. Sep. 2014
11.  (22 years) - 
11. Course:  General English - 2 weeks

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international atmosphere, teacher always prepared
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the place during winter looks very empty, and the weather in August might not encourage touristic activities
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The school is small, only few people in the group.
7. Jul. 2014
12.  (31 years) - 
12. Course:  General English - 1 week

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I was very well welcomed although even if nobody speaks French!
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The bar / restaurant "La Vie" which is located near the ocean
26. May. 2014
13.  (51 years) - 
13. Course:  Cambridge CAE  - 2 weeks

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Few students per class.
25. Apr. 2014
14.  (66 years) - 
14. Course:  Business English - 4 weeks

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availability of staff, quality teachers, only five or six per group
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Being located near the school, for my part I'd had chosen to be far, mistake
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Seriousness, punctuality, efficiency
20. Mar. 2013
15.  (25 years) - 
15. Course:  Cambridge Advanced - 8 weeks

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Wine exhibition during the Stellenbosch Safari Tour.
6. Mar. 2013
16.  (56 years) - 
16. Course:  General English - 6 weeks

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The small number of students, therefore it's clearer, almost familial. Many activities with the classmates.
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As a senior I felt very comfortable with the mostly young students and I will recommend my friends this way of learning a language. I was lucky to learn with non-German-speaking students which is not always possible. The teachers and the really nice ladies from the back office converted my stay into a special event. My heartfelt thanks to the team of the school.
10. Dec. 2012
17.  (56 years) - 
17. Course:  Intensive English - 12 weeks

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Small classes, good organization and good discipline
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They should inform students about the cost of living in general in Cape Town. Social activities outside the classroom require a specific budget.
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They should Inform new students about the examination periods for the various certificates to ensure they join a class at the right level.
1. Oct. 2012
18. Nadia (21 years) - 
18. Course:  General English - 2 weeks

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The school in itself is a little bit small, but for those who wants only to study English it's fine and also quite severe. The area where it is located it's excellent and the staff is very friendly.
2. May. 2012
19.  (47 years) - 
19. Course:  Business English - 4 weeks

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Superior Residence
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Very familial atmosphere
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Don't book more than 4 lessons, otherwise it's too stressful
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PCs at the school are very slow
12. Mar. 2012
20. Testino (35 years) - Italy
20. Course:  General English - 3 weeks

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4. Jan. 2012
21. Bruno (26 years) - 
21. Course:  Intensive English - 4 weeks

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26. Oct. 2011
22.  (28 years) - Austria
22. Course:  Business English - 4 weeks

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family atmosphere, small classes
1. Sep. 2011
23.  (19 years) - Spain
23. Course:  General English - 3 weeks

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I liked the familiarity of the teachers.
30. Aug. 2011
24.  (21 years) - Spain
24. Course:  General English - 3 weeks

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small groups, good teachers
28. Mar. 2011
25.  (48 years) - 
25. Course:  General English - 10 weeks

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What I liked most was the relaxed atmosphere between the pupils and teachers, so no stress. Whenever I had a problem, they helped me in a very calm and objective way. I can definitely recommend this school, and I plan to continue my studies there at the end of the year. I felt very comfortable there and learned a lot. A big thank you for that!
22. Sep. 2010
26.  (37 years) - 
26. Course:  General English - 3 weeks

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The initial selection of course is final. It was not possible to modify it once at the school, a pity.
10. Sep. 2010
27.  (20 years) - 
27. Course:  General English - 3 weeks

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The teaching focused on the students' personal needs.
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It is better to go to Cape Town with someone, to visit the city safely.
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The school school: it has few students, so it is ideal for a good language learning, but not ideal to make friends and explore the city.
14. Jun. 2010
28. Daniel (33 years) - 
28. Course:  Business English - 8 weeks

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29. Mar. 2010
29.  (27 years) - Russian Federation
29. Course:  General English - 3 weeks

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quiet and cosy
10. Dec. 2009
30.  (47 years) - 
30. Course:  General English - 4 weeks

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Good Location - created expectations met - right Deal
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I can not think
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7. Dec. 2009
31.  (38 years) - 
31. Course:  General English - 3 weeks

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Humorous, friendly staff
10. Nov. 2009
32.  (28 years) - 
32. Course:  General English - 4 weeks

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Small classes, very familiar
9. Oct. 2009
33. Gregory (21 years) - Belgium
33. Course:  General English - 2 weeks

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7. Oct. 2009
34. Allard (36 years) - 
34. Course:  Intensive English - 1 week

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5. Oct. 2009
35.  (17 years) - Italy
35. Course:  General English - 2 weeks

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the friendly atmosphere
27. Mar. 2009
36.  (40 years) - 
36. Course:  Intensive English Plus - 4 weeks

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it's a beautiful small school with intensive small classes. the teachers are very kind and helpful and you are able to improve your English as quick as possible. I warmly recommend this school! I had a great time!
13. Jan. 2009
37.  (34 years) - 
37. Course:  Business English - 3 weeks

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The groups are quite small.
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The visit of Table Mountain and a trip to Cape Peninsula
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The school and also the classes are very small and you will find more attention of the teachers. On the other hand it is more difficult to find other students for leisure activities. The city is very interesting and I could find (in December) a lot of good places to go out, at every day of the week.
3. Apr. 2008
38.  (26 years) - 
38. Course:  Intensive English Plus - 4 weeks

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the teachers
18. Mar. 2008
39.  (33 years) - 
39. Course:  Intensive English - 8 weeks

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very good teacher
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License not forget!
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The school is really fantastic, very nice atmosphere, very well-prepared teachers, only the host family was a disaster
13. Mar. 2008
40. Christine (23 years) - 
40. Course:  Business English - 2 weeks

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13. Feb. 2008
41. Hans-joachim (38 years) - 
41. Course:  Business English - 3 weeks

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27. Jan. 2008
42.  (35 years) - Germany
42. Course:  2 weeks

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motivated teachers and individual system of teaching
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little school for students who want's to have a more personalised schedule
12. Dec. 2007
43. Barbara (27 years) - 
43. Course:  Business English - 4 weeks

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2. Mar. 2007
44.  (48 years) - 
44. Course:  General English - 5 weeks

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it was a pleasure being in that school
26. Feb. 2007
45. Maria  - 
45. Course:  one-to-one - 3 weeks

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30. Aug. 2006
46.  (26 years) - 
46. Course:  Cambridge First - 3 weeks

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This school isn't big but I think this is a positive thing because in the class there are a few students and you can learn better. There is a familiar and very friendly atmosphere where everybody know each other: very good to improve your english!
30. Aug. 2006
47.  (28 years) - 
47. Course:  Intensive English - 3 weeks

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friendly relationship
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people are dangerous in the city
24. Apr. 2006
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48. Course:  Academic Year Programs - 20 weeks

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interlink is a small pretty school. i spent 6months in it and every day was different. the interlink teachers are efficient and you can speak easily with any of them. they aren't bored to spend times to explain the same thing again and again. they really take care of students and at first when you're quite lost, because of the language, it's wonderful. they don't hesitate to employ other teachers even if it's only for one student (they did it for me) and it's great because few schools would have done the same. i can't tell anything else or better! it was 6 wonderful months. and my english improved! the family are well choosen and it's very important to speak properly english almost in South Africa. to conclude : Cape Town is a wonderful city! thanks a lot to the interlink team :-)
15. Feb. 2006
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49. Course:  Business English - 2 weeks

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The social activities were organized during the week, this is not good: we have paid to have lessons during the week. I think that the social activities should be organized during the weekend, to give the possibily to socialize out of school.
14. Feb. 2006
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50. Course:  General English - 4 weeks

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small groups

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