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The International English School, Cape Town, South Africa

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of teaching quality

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. The 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.
  • Address: 1 Twin Oaks Centre, 142 - 146 Main Road, 7130 - Cape Town, South Africa (see on map)
  • 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

EduSAEnglish SAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • 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:

5

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 1800 ZAR per course level.

Average number of students

  • Junior courses in summer: 5
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Average age of students

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

Minimum age of students

  • 14 years

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):

5
5
10
5
5
5
5

Optional airport transfer

Cape Town International Airport:
600 ZAR pick up
1200 ZAR return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 21 Mar. 2021, 10 Apr. 2021, 13 Apr. 2021, 27 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 16 Jun. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021, 10 Aug. 2021, 24 Sep. 2021, 16 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 26 Dec. 2021.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in ZAR 2000 1900 4000 3800 6000 5700 8000 7600 12000 11400 16000 15200 20000 19000 24000 22800 28000 26600 46500 44175 67500 64125
Price in US$ 126 251 376 501 751 1001 1251 1501 1751 2907 4219
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in ZAR 1000 950 2000 1900 3000 2850 4000 3800 6000 5700 8000 7600 10000 9500 12000 11400 16000 15200 31000 29450 45000 42750
Price in US$ 63 126 188 251 376 501 626 751 1001 1938 2813
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 60 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  - 10:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in ZAR 1500 1425 3000 2850 4500 4275 6000 5700 9000 8550 12000 11400 15000 14250 18000 17100 24000 22800 46500 44175 67500 64125
Price in US$ 94 188 282 376 563 751 938 1126 1501 2907 4219
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in ZAR 2500 2375 5000 4750 7500 7125 10000 9500 12500 11875 15000 14250 17500 16625 20000 19000 22500 21375 25000 23750 30000 28500
Price in US$ 157 313 469 626 782 938 1094 1251 1407 1563 1876
Students will study one-on-one with a qualified teacher who will focus on the development of English skills needed by the student.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in ZAR 4600 4370 9200 8740 13800 13110 18400 17480 23000 21850 27600 26220 32200 30590 36800 34960 41400 39330 46000 43700 55200 52440
Price in US$ 288 576 863 1151 1438 1726 2013 2301 2588 2876 3451
Students will study one-on-one with a qualified teacher who will focus on the development of English skills needed by the student.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in ZAR 3500 3325 6600 6270 9900 9405 13200 12540 16500 15675 19800 18810 23100 21945 26400 25080 29700 28215 33000 31350 39600 37620
Price in US$ 219 413 619 826 1032 1238 1444 1651 1857 2063 2476
The course is made up as follows:
8:30 to 10:30 General English
11:00 to 12:00 Language Study (Grammar and Vocabulary)
12:00 to 13:00 Communication Skills
14:00 to 16:00 Job Specific, One-on-One Tuition
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 60 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  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in ZAR -- -- -- 8500 8075 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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This course includes 30 lessons per week and helps students obtain the TEFL certificate.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 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: 8:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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This course includes 20 lessons per week and helps students obtain the TEFL certificate. It runs for 2 evenings (Mondays and Wednesdays) a week from 18:00 to 20:30 and on Saturdays from 08:00 to 16.00 weekly for 10 weeks.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 8:00  - 16:00
Afternoon: 18:00  - 20:30
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Note: All courses offered by The International English School, Cape Town can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 1500.00 ZAR
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 250 ZAR. 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ZAR 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 20000 24000 2000 2000 500
Price in US$ 132 264 395 527 658 790 922 1053 1316 1579 132 132 33
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
286 ZAR (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 15
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ZAR 2250 4500 6750 9000 11250 13500 15750 18000 22500 27000 2250 2250 500
Price in US$ 149 297 445 593 741 889 1037 1185 1481 1777 149 149 33
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
350 ZAR (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 15
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ZAR 1200 2400 3600 4800 6000 7200 8400 9600 12000 14400 1200 1200 500
Price in US$ 79 158 237 316 395 474 553 632 790 948 79 79 33
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
175 ZAR (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 15
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ZAR 880 1760 2640 3520 4400 5280 6160 7040 8800 10560 880 880 500
Price in US$ 58 116 174 232 290 348 406 464 579 695 58 58 33
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
125 ZAR (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 15
The student will be booked with an English speaking family. It takes 15 minutes at the most to walk to school or take the public transport.
Included in the price is water, electricity, and one laundry load a week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket5 km
Dancing1 km
Diving10 km
Field Hockey5 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music5 km
Rugby5 km
Sailing10 km
Squash2 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis2 km
Windsurfing10 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Organisation

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Facilities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Social activities

Rating: 1.0/5.0

1.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Value for money

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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    FAQ about The International English School, Cape Town

  • English courses at The International English School start at 903 ZAR for Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course (Part Time) course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of The International English School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cape Town International Airport (600 ZAR)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at The International English School varies from 1 students (General English One-to-One 10) to 12 students (Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course (Part Time))
  • 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%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • The International English School offers courses from 14 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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