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EC English, Cape Town, South Africa

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Cape Town
4.2/5

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

What we like about the school

  • views of Table Mountain from classrooms

EC English

The language school EC English 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

ALTOEduSAEnglish SAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSAYTC

School Size:

Facilities

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

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

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cape Town Intl..

Cape Town International Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 21.Mar.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 27.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 17.Jun.2019, 09.Aug.2019, 24.Sep.2019, 16.Dec.2019, 25.Dec.2019 - 26.Dec.2019.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 3360 6440
Price in US$ 362 724 1086 1448 1810 2172 2534 2896 3620 3577 6856
Students can choose 5 electives from 12:30 pm to 2 pm.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 23 24
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 2000 2500 2460 4715 4320
Price in US$ 267 533 799 1065 1331 1597 2130 2662 2619 5020 4599
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3060 3400 --
Price in US$ 362 724 1086 1448 1810 2172 2534 2896 3258 3620 --
20 General English classes + 10 English in the City classes per week.
Maximum course duration: 10 Weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 3360 6440
Price in US$ 362 724 1086 1448 1810 2172 2534 2896 3620 3577 6856
20 General English classes + 10 Business English classes per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 3360 6440
Price in US$ 362 724 1086 1448 1810 2172 2534 2896 3620 3577 6856
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 23.Sep.2019.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
Exam dates
09.Mar.2019, 08.Jun.2019, 14.Dec.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 2460 4715
Price in US$ 267 533 799 1065 1331 1597 1863 2130 2662 2619 5020
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 23.Sep.2019.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
Exam dates
09.Mar.2019, 08.Jun.2019, 14.Dec.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 3360 6440
Price in US$ 362 724 1086 1448 1810 2172 2534 2896 3620 3577 6856
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 16.Sep.2019.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
Exam dates
16.Mar.2019, 12.Jun.2019, 07.Dec.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 250 500 7500 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 2460 4715
Price in US$ 267 533 7985 1065 1331 1597 1863 2130 2662 2619 5020
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 16.Sep.2019.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
Exam dates
16.Mar.2019, 12.Jun.2019, 06.Dec.2019
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 3360 6440
Price in US$ 362 724 1086 1448 1810 2172 2534 2896 3620 3577 6856
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2019: Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:00
Afternoon: 12:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 07.Jan.2019 - 29.Mar.2019
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Note: All courses offered by EC English, Cape Town can be reserved 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: 45.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 50 €. 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:- 6-month Internship programme available (minimum 4 weeks English course and a placement fee of EUR 700).
- Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions.
- High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks. - Bank transfer fee: EUR 20.
- Student insurance (optional): EUR 15 (per week).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 170 30
Price in US$ 191 382 572 763 953 1144 1334 1525 1906 2287 191 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 05.Jan.2019 - 30.Mar.2019
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 215 430 645 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 215 30
Price in US$ 241 482 723 964 1205 1446 1687 1928 2410 2892 241 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
35 € (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), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 05.Jan.2019 - 30.Mar.2019
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270 30
Price in US$ 303 606 908 1211 1513 1816 2118 2421 3026 3631 303 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 05.Jan.2019 - 30.Mar.2019
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
- Students under 18 must book homestay and require a parental consent form.
- Airport transfers are included when booking course and accommodation with EC.
- Special dietary requirements: EUR 45 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

4.2/5.0

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

City

Rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5/5.0 
Facilities

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2/5.0 
Social activities

Rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars

3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars

3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars

3.6/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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