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The International English School, Cape Town, South Africa

1 Twin Oaks Centre, 142 - 146 Main Road - 7130, Cape Town - see on map
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The International English School (TIES)

    • The International English School is located on the outskirts of the second-most popular city in South Africa, Cape Town. Between the foothills of Table Mountain and the South Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town has a unique location that has assisted in it becoming a "must-see" destination for students and tourists alike.

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    • International English school is housed on the Main Road of Somerset West, some 48 kilometres from Cape Town City centre, in a nice residential area, surrounded by shops, eateries, restaurants and within a 12-minute walk of the Somerset West Train Station.

      The facilities of the school are excellent, including a library, fridge and microwave use for students, and a Student Support Desk for any questions or queries that may arise. All classrooms are equipped with heating, air conditioning and have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

      Course selection includes something for General English students of all levels, as well as for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Courses are available in groups, with private tuition also available independently or in conjunction with a group programme.

      Homestay accommodation is available through the school, with many options within walking distance of the school.

      The outdoor activities and excursions of the region are a real attraction to students. The International English School are happy to assist with the arranging of extracurricular activities.
      • The language school The International English School was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1995.
      • Legal name / parent company: The International English School CC
      • Tax registration ID: 2001/047423/23
      • Abbreviated name of school: TIES Cape Town

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):


  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:


Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students

  • Junior courses - In summer: 5
  • Junior courses - Throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 14 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses In summer: 5
  • Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
  • Junior courses In summer: 5
  • Junior courses Throughout the year: 5

Average age of students

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer

Cape Town International Airport:
600 ZAR one way
1200 ZAR return (both ways)



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    Rating: 4.0/5.0

  5. International House, Cape Town City Centre

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  6. LAL

    Rating: 4.0/5.0

  7. Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
  8. UCT English Language Centre, Gardens

    Rating: 4.0/5.0


    FAQ about The International English School, Cape Town

  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cape Town International Airport (600 ZAR)
  • 100% of teachers at The International English School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at The International English School comes from Saudi Arabia with a 10% representation, followed by students from China (5%) and Germany (5%).

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