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English Language Centre, 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

What we like about the school

  • views of Table Mountain from classrooms
  • Top rated social activities

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

ALTOEduSAEnglish SAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSAYTC

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 PC 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

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 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 21.Mar.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 27.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 16.Jun.2018, 09.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 17.Dec.2018, 25.Dec.2018, 26.Dec.2018

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 0
Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3240 5520
Price in US$ 364 727 1090 1453 1816 2179 2542 2905 3631 3565 6074
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 0
Price in € 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2400 4200
Price in US$ 270 540 809 1079 1348 1618 1887 2157 2696 2641 4622
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3240
Price in US$ 364 727 1090 1453 1816 2179 2542 2905 3268 3631 3565
20 General English classes + 10 English in the City 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
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3240
Price in US$ 364 727 1090 1453 1816 2179 2542 2905 3268 3631 3565
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3240
Price in US$ 364 727 1090 1453 1816 2179 2542 2905 3268 3631 3565
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 10.Sep.2018.
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
Exam dates
16.Mar.2018, 09.Jun.2018, 23.Aug.2018, 04.Dec.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2205 2450 2400
Price in US$ 270 540 809 1079 1348 1618 1887 2157 2427 2696 2641
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 10.Sep.2018.
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
Exam dates
16.Mar.2018, 09.Jun.2018, 23.Aug.2018, 04.Dec.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3240
Price in US$ 364 727 1090 1453 1816 2179 2542 2905 3268 3631 3565
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
Exam dates
17.Mar.2018, 02.Jun.2018, 24.Aug.2018, 08.Dec.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2205 2450 2400
Price in US$ 270 540 809 1079 1348 1618 1887 2157 2427 2696 2641
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
Exam dates
17.Mar.2018, 02.Jun.2018, 24.Aug.2018, 08.Dec.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3240
Price in US$ 364 727 1090 1453 1816 2179 2542 2905 3268 3631 3565
Exam fees are NOT included and dates subject to change.
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 08.Jan.2018 - 30.Mar.2018
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Note: All courses offered by English Language Centre, 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 (min. 4 weeks English course and a placement fee of 700 EUR).
- Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions.
- High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 170 340 510 680 -- 30
Price in US$ 197 394 591 788 35
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 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 5 €
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 215 430 645 860 -- 30
Price in US$ 250 499 748 997 35
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 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 5 €
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 270 540 810 1080 -- 30
Price in US$ 313 626 939 1251 35
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 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 5 €
High season supplement per week: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 175 350 525 700 -- 30
Price in US$ 203 406 609 811 35
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Students also have access to a splash pool in front of the house.
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
20 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
Dates

High season dates 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 10 €
High season supplement per week: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 210 420 630 840 -- 30
Price in US$ 244 487 730 973 35
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Students also have access to a splash pool in front of the house.
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 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
Dates

High season dates 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 10 €
High season supplement per week: 35 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 190 380 570 760 -- 30
Price in US$ 221 441 661 881 35
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday 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 (€5.50) for 100MB per week. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 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
Dates

High season dates 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 10 €
High season supplement per week: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 240 480 720 960 -- 30
Price in US$ 278 556 834 1112 35
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday 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 (€5.50) for 100MB per week. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
55 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 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
Dates

High season dates 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 10 €
High season supplement per week: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 555 740 -- 30
Price in US$ 215 429 643 858 35
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:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
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
Dates

High season dates 06.Jan.2018 - 31.Mar.2018
High season
High season supplement per day: 10 €
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 
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
4.2/5.0 
Social activities
3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.6/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.4/5.0 
Other
3.4/5.0 
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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