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Alpha International English SchoolPretoria, South Africa

Unit 10LG, Nedbank Plaza,175 Steve Biko Rd, Arcadia - 0083 Pretoria - see on map
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Location: Alpha International English School is located in one of South Africa's capital cities, Pretoria. The school is housed in the Arcadia District, within walking distance of the city centre, and has several shopping malls, eateries and supermarkets close by. Attractions such as the Pretoria Art Museum and the Union Buildings Gardens are within walking distance, with unique sites such as the Rietvlei Nature Reserve and the Voortrekker Monument only a short drive or taxi ride away. The school is a 35-minute drive from the OR Tambo International Airport and around a 1-hour train ride from Johannesburg city centre.

Course selection: The Alpha International English School supplies courses for aspiring teachers, students of all levels, and business professionals. TEFL and TESOL programmes are suitable for students aspiring to teach English as a second language. Academic English, Business English and IELTS Exam Preparation programmes are taught in groups and are available throughout the year.

Additional information: All staff and personnel of the school aspire to educate and connect with the leaders of tomorrow. The school's staff are a young and dynamic team, whose key values of honesty, accuracy, punctuality and efficiency, are maintained throughout all courses and learning experiences. The student experience is instrumental to the success of the school and the achievements of its students.

Accommodation: Accommodation is available in various Apartments suitable for individual students or students travelling as part of a larger group.

English Courses

General Language

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Learning progress guarantee


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Alpha International English School

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalQuality Council for Trades and Occupations
English teacher qualifications
99% hold a university degree
80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:00
Student gender mix
52% male / 48% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Alpha International English School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoWestern Union - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
Legal name / parent company
Alpha Services Provider and Partners (Pty) Ltd | Tax registration ID: 0064/1/2012/0002615012

General school facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Self-study areas

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 2
    Number of public PC workstations: 6

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 10
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 10
Junior courses - In summer: 10
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 10
Minimum age of students
15 years
10 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 17 years
Throughout the year: 17 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Alpha International English School

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
1000.00 ZAR
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Comments about courses
  • Unlock the Power of Communication in a Globalized World!
  • Embark on an Exciting Literary Adventure with this English Course!
  • Experience the Magic: Words Transform into Luminous Brushstrokes, Creating Masterpieces of Expression!
    At Alpha International English School, they are dedicated to guiding you through the entire process of learning English. With our expert instructors and comprehensive curriculum, we ensure that every step of your language journey is filled with excitement and progress.
  • Explore the Wonders: Immerse Yourself in Engaging Lessons, Vibrant Discussions, and Captivating Texts!
  • Expert Guidance: Experienced instructors are there to support and inspire you every step of the way.
  • Empower Your Voice: Develop fluency, confidence, and cultural awareness to thrive in an interconnected world.
  • Connect Globally: communicate with ease, build relationships, and unleash opportunities!
  • Discover the transformative power of an English course that goes beyond mere language acquisition. Join Alpha International English school and unlock a world of possibilities through the captivating beauty of words. Begin your linguistic journey today!
    The Course is set for a year. Every level takes 2 months and the school has 6 levels.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 150 ZAR. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 21 Mar 2024, 22 Mar 2024, 27 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 16 Jun 2024, 09 Aug 2024, 24 Sep 2024, 16 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 10 days before the course is due to start.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Lessons needed per English language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
500 ZAR
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet17 km
Baseball9 km
Basketball1 km
Cricket4 km
Field Hockey3 km
Football (soccer)4 km
Golf22 km
Mountainbiking7 km
Rugby3 km
Swimming12 km
Table Tennis4 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Yoga2 km



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FAQ about Alpha International English School, Pretoria

  • No, unfortunately this school does not offer accommodation. You will therefore have to find your own accommodation.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 18, 2023
  • The accommodation Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Alpha International
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Alpha International varies from 5 students (Information technology) to 14 students (Intensive English Course)
  • 99% of teachers at Alpha International English School hold a university degree. 80% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Alpha International English School comes from France with a 10% representation, followed by students from Brazil (5%) and China (5%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Alpha International English School offers courses from 10 years to 99. Average age is 17 during the summer and 17 for the rest of the year.
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