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#1 Cape Town
reviews: 97|
schools: 14
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#2 Port Elizabeth
reviews: 5|
schools: 1
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#3 Pretoria
schools: 1
 
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Bay Language Institute, Port ElizabethFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

With beautiful beaches just 120 metres from the school, African wildlife (the Big Five) a 45-minute drive from the... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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420€ 399€
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Kurus English, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) School accredited by QE (Quality English)

The school is centrally located, in a beautiful Natural Heritage Building. The school is surrounded by beautiful sights... More

Opportunity 1: General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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515US$ 493US$
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EC English, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) School accredited by English SA (English South Africa)

The school is situated in a beautifully renovated heritage building, located in the heart of the city, just a few... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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565€ 565€
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Good Hope Studies, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Located in an upmarket residential area, with restaurants, shops, sport facilities and public transportation links... More

General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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555€ 530€
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Language Teaching Centre, LTC, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) School accredited by English SA (English South Africa)

LTC was established in 1996 and is situated in the vibrant city centre of Cape Town on the trendy Bree Street. Shops,... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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480€ 458€
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International House, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

The school is based in a safe, friendly and central area in Cape Town called Sea Point. The school is only 50 min away... More

Standard English - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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560€ 535€
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LAL, Cape TownFavorites heart icon

LAL

Cape Town
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School re-opening on 01 September 2020
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

The school is located in the trendy and relaxed resort of Sea Point and near beaches, cafes, and shops. Students can... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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580€ 554€
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Eurocentres, Cape TownFavorites heart icon

Eurocentres

Cape Town
Central City
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

The school is centrally located on Green Market Square in the city with many coffee shops and restaurants situated... More

General English Language Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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490US$ 472US$
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EF International Language Center, Cape TownFavorites heart icon

Cape Town is known for its beautiful beaches, mountains, wine farms, wildlife safaris and nightlife. The campus is on... More

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Includes accommodation -
1025€ 1025€
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UCT English Language Centre, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

Conveniently situated on the University of Cape Town's Hiddingh Campus - the Centre sits in the heart of the city close... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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8390ZAR 8008ZAR
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Oxford English Academy, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

Oxford English Academy is a globally trusted brand, commitment to providing students with a top-quality experience.... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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627US$ 602US$
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English One, Cape TownFavorites heart icon

English One

Cape Town
Central Cape Town
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Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

English One occupies the whole fifth floor of a classic old building in the centre of Cape Town on a tree-lined... More

General English Course (Intensive) - 23 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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620€ 592€
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Cape TownFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2570US$ 2442US$
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Accreditations:
School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) School accredited by English SA (English South Africa)

The school is on the main road of Cape Town and is close to restaurants, cafes, and other attractions but is still... More

General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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5500ZAR 5300ZAR
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Accreditations:
School accredited by English SA (English South Africa)

Alpha International English School was opened because of young and experienced professional belonging to the field of... More

Intensive English Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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1850ZAR 1808ZAR
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Key Facts about South Africa

South Africa offers the world's greatest natural beauty. It has great wildlife-watching and also beautiful cosmopolitan cities like Johannesburg. But what makes this country appealing to everyone are its natural panoramas and its culture. Jump from the semi-desert of the Karoo to the subtropical coast of Kazulu-Natal, ending at the waterfront of chic Cape town. South Africa is the place to combine land and sea!

Population: 49,000,000

Capital: Pretoria

Time zone: GMT +2

Currency: ZAR (1 ZAR = 0.0769 CAD)

Telephone country code: +27

Religion:

  • Pentecostal  8%
  • Catholicism  7%
  • Methodist  7%
  • Dutch Reformed  7%
  • Anglican  4%
  • Other Protestant  40%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  15%
  • Other religions: Islam, Hinduism  12%

South Africa quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 (102 reviews by our former students)

Largest cities in South Africa:

  • 1. Cape Town: 3,500,000
  • 2. Durban: 3,100,000
  • 3. Johannesburg: 2,000,000
  • 4. Soweto: 1,700,000
  • 5. Pretoria: 1,600,000

Largest international airport in South Africa:

Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB): 20.692.780 Passengers/Year; 7 Terminals; 21 km. from Johannesburg city center

universities: 23 (rankings of universities in South Africa)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (South Africa average):38.17 ZAR (58% cheaper than in Canada)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type M
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    FAQ about schools in South Africa

  • 8008ZAR for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in South Africa. The average cost of a language course in South Africa is 879ZAR per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at UCT English Language Centre as the best.
  • Bay Language Institute has received the best overall rating in Port Elizabeth.
  • Bay Language Institute, located in 8 Scarborough Street - Summerstrand, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth has been voted as the school with the best location in South Africa.
  • UCT English Language Centre was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Student Apartment' at INTERLINK School of Languages is the best rated accommodation in South Africa.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for South Africa is 6 weeks.
  • In South Africa electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F, M, N.
  • In South Africa the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group, Business One-to-One, English for Aviation, English for Doctors, English for Engineers, English for Lawyers, English for Secretaries.
  • Schools in South Africa offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, TEFL / TESOL, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, LCCI, CELTA.
  • In South Africa there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Diving, English & Golf, English & Surf, English & Oenology, English & Sports.

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