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#1 Cape Town
97 reviews|
13 schools
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#2 Port Elizabeth
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1 school
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#3 Pretoria
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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 city, and small classes focusing on individual attention, fun, creative... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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420€ 399€
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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 and close to the sea. More

Opportunity 1: General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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515US$ 493US$
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#3
EC English

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Cape Town
Cape Town

Rating: 4.2

4.28 reviews
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 05 October 2020
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 streets away from all the action of famous Long Street and only a few... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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565€ 565€
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#4
Good Hope Studies

Cape Town
Newlands

Rating: 4.0

4.06 reviews
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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 nearby. Besides the centre in Newlands, the school has another centre in... More

General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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555€ 530€
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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, restaurants and the popular Long Street are in walking distance as well... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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480€ 458€
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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 from the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Sea Point Promenade. Shops,... More

Standard English - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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560€ 535€
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LAL

Cape Town
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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 chill out and learn a new language at the same time. More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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580€ 554€
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Eurocentres

Cape Town
Central City
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 19 October 2020
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 around the school. More

General English Language Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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490US$ 472US$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Cape Town is known for its beautiful beaches, mountains, wine farms, wildlife safaris and nightlife. The campus is on trendy Kloof Street which has views of Table Mountain with easy access... More

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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1025€ 1025€
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UCT English Language Centre

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in South Africa in the last 12 months
Cape Town
Gardens
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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 to shops, restaurants, banks, cafés and night life. You will also... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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8390ZAR 8008ZAR
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 January 2021
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. Academically, we focus on our student's specific learning objectives and... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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627US$ 602US$
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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 pedestrian mall. The school is within walking distance of many of Cape Town's... More

General English Course (Intensive) - 23 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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620€ 592€
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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 & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... 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 relatively safe. Students can also go and see cultural sites around the... More

General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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5500ZAR 5300ZAR
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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 language. The school has more than five years of experience in the... More

Intensive English Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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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 = 0.0594 USD)

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

4.5 (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):36.86 ZAR (62% cheaper than in USA)
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

  • 399€ 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 885€ 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.
  • Kurus English, located in 70 Wale Street, Cape Town 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, 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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