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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 South Africa
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • views of Table Mountain from classrooms

EC English (EC)

  • 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.
  • The language school EC English was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 2002.
  • Legal name / parent company: EC English Holdings Ltd.
  • Tax registration ID: 2006/011225/07
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Cape Town
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by EC English

EC Cape Town reopens with lessons 100% face-to-face lessons, following all local advice to safeguard the health and wellbeing of both students and staff as we return to teaching English once again.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED 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 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 16 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 24 Sep. 2020, 16 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

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

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 3480 6670
Price in US$ 401 802 1202 1603 2003 2404 2805 3205 4006 3984 7635
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
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Price in € 260 520 780 1040 1300 1560 1820 2080 2600 2520 4830
Price in US$ 298 596 893 1191 1488 1786 2084 2381 2976 2885 5529
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
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This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 English in the city lessons per week. These 10 lessons per week are focused around learning more about the city you are learning English in. You will learn about the art and culture and focus on the how the locals use the language. Depending on the available timetable, students enrolled in this course will be taken outside the classroom 1 or 2 times per week. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally, there will be a 5 weekly progress test, 5 weekly tutorials and an exit test. Students will receive a certificate on completion in recognition of the skills they have learnt.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4440 6660 8880
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5082 7623 10164
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5760 8640 11520
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6593 9889 13186
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Price in € 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3150 3500 --
Price in US$ 401 802 1202 1603 2003 2404 2805 3205 3606 4006 --
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 English for work lessons per week. These 10 lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in a English speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations, and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally, there will be a 5 weekly progress tests, 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports, and an exit test.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2080 2340 -- 2520
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2381 2679 -- 2885
This is a preparation course for the FCE exam. The course price does not include the exam fee.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
Exam dates
07 Mar. 2020, 09 Jun. 2020, 01 Dec. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2800 3150 -- 3480
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3205 3606 -- 3984
This is a preparation course for the FCE exam. The course price does not include the exam fee.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
Exam dates
07 Mar. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2080 -- 2600 2520
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2381 -- 2976 2885
This is a preparation course for the CAE exam. The course price does not include the exam fee.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
Exam dates
14 Mar. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2800 -- 3500 4200
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3205 -- 4006 4808
This is a preparation course for the CAE exam. The course price does not include the exam fee.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
Exam dates
14 Mar. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2340 -- 2520
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2679 -- 2885
This is a preparation course for the CPE exam. The course price does not include the exam fee.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in € -- -- -- 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 3480 6670
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1603 2003 2404 2805 3205 4006 3984 7635
This is a preparation course for the IELTS exam. The course price does not include the exam fee.
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 06 Jan. 2020 - 27 Mar. 2020
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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:- Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions.
Students under 18 must book a homestay, return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
- High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
- Bank transfer fee: EUR 20.
- Student insurance (optional): EUR 20 (per week).

Accommodation

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$ 260 519 778 1037 1296 1555 1814 2073 2591 3109 260 37
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, 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 04 Jan. 2020 - 28 Mar. 2020
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$ 326 651 976 1302 1627 1952 2278 2603 3253 3904 326 37
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:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, 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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
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$ 205 410 615 820 1025 1229 1434 1639 2049 2458 205 37
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:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, 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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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 € 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195 30
Price in US$ 235 470 705 940 1175 1410 1645 1880 2350 2820 235 37
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 04 Jan. 2020 - 28 Mar. 2020
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 € 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195 30
Price in US$ 235 470 705 940 1175 1410 1645 1880 2350 2820 235 37
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 04 Jan. 2020 - 28 Mar. 2020
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 € 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2000 2400 200 30
Price in US$ 241 482 723 964 1205 1446 1687 1928 2410 2892 241 37
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 04 Jan. 2020 - 28 Mar. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 €
- 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 

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Brochures

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  • lounge
    lounge8/16
  • Study area
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  • Class
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  • Socialising at EC English
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    FAQ about EC English, Cape Town

  • English courses at EC English start at 185 € for Academic Semester / Year course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cape Town International Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Intensive English) to 15 students (Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Libya with a 19% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (10%) and Brazil (9%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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