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LALCape Town, South Africa

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Price at School 335€
From 319€ per week
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What we like about the school
  • Large private garden and swimming pool.
  • Student lounge with games, ping-pong and pool table.
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school
  • Outdoor swimming pool
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
Location of the school

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Social activities

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Quality of teaching

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Value for money

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Location: The school is located in the trendy and relaxed resort of Sea Point and near beaches, cafes, and shops. Students can chill out and learn a new language at the same time.
  • The language school LAL was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1996.
  • Legal name / parent company: LAL Language Centres South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
  • Tax registration ID: 4600154977

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival


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    Student Canteen 420/41
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    Student Canteen 221/41
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    Student Canteen 322/41
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  • Accommodation bathroom
    Accommodation bathroom29/41
  • Accommodation bathroom
    Accommodation bathroom30/41
  • Feeding the giraffe
    Feeding the giraffe 31/41
  • Twin room
    Twin room32/41
  • Elephant safari
    Elephant safari 33/41
  • Group fun activity
    Group fun activity 34/41
  • Seeing Cape Town
    Seeing Cape Town35/41
  • Camps bay beach
    Camps bay beach36/41
  • Boulders beach
    Boulders beach37/41
  • Apartment kitchen
    Apartment kitchen38/41
  • Travelling Classroom
    Travelling Classroom39/41
  • Supper outdoors
    Supper outdoors40/41
  • Cape Town city
    Cape Town city41/41

Ratings of LAL compared to ratings of all schools in South Africa

 LAL Cape TownAverage of all other schools in South Africa
Overall school rating4.5

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Location of the school5.0

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Social activities5.0

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Quality of teaching5.0

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Value for money5.0

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Accreditations and Quality seals
EduSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
English teacher qualifications
50% hold a university degree
100% 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
60% male / 40% female
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Self-study areas

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 13
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years
13 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: 22 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by LAL

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45 € per course level.
Comments about courses

The high season incurs an additional EUR 15 per week. This is only applicable for courses with a duration of 1-7 weeks.

LAL On-site Residence and Homestay accommodation has a late check in charge of EUR 20 if check in falls outside 14:00 - 00.00.

There is a course material a course book charge of EUR 45 for every 8 weeks of study. Exam Preparation courses only pay this fee once.

There is a lunch supplement fee for EUR 35 per week for LAL on-site Residence. Lunch is served Monday to Friday at LAL.

With homestay accommodation there is a evening meal supplement of EUR 66 per week.

Homestay accommodations have a special diet supplement for any meal of EUR 28 per week.

Changes in accommodation incur a change fee of EUR 35.

Travel and medical insurance costs EUR 24 per week. All bookings of accommodation options include a free arrival airport transfer.

Transfer specifications:
There is a delayed flight supplement of EUR 20 for delays more than 2 hours.

There is an extra student surplus of EUR 20 per student per transfer, with a maximum of 3 extra students per booking.

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45 €. 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, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 17 Jun 2024, 09 Aug 2024, 25 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.
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.

Airport transfer

Cape Town International Airport:
40 € one way
80 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Cape Town and how to get from the airport to Cape Town on your own here on our Cape Town page.

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)
85 €
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 possible
Field Hockey
Football (soccer)
Horse riding

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

City tour, weekly barbecues (student bring own food and drink), games room at the residence

Adults - Paid activities

- Table Mountain
- Quad biking
- Surfing
- Skydiving
- Helicopter tour
- Cape Winelands
- Safari
- Shark cage diving
- Horseriding
- Whale watching
- Sand boarding
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Junior - Free activities

A wide variety of excursions and activities are included in the price for the junior programmes.

Junior - Paid activities

Ostrich Ranch and Blouberg Beach, One-day Safari, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Surfing.
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
Excursions & activities
Excursions & activities



156 Main Rd, Sea Point - 8005 Cape Town
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FAQ about LAL, Cape Town

  • English courses at LAL start at 319 € for General English course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation LAL On-site Residence is the most popular among all our clients of LAL
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cape Town International Airport (40 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at LAL varies from 6 students (General English + Business English ) to 16 students (Junior Course - Travelling Classroom )
  • 50% of teachers at LAL hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at LAL comes from Saudi Arabia with a 20% representation, followed by students from Brazil (19%) and Italy (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • LAL offers courses from 13 years (Junior Course - Vacation English Plus, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.

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