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22 English Language Schools in South Africa Ranking 2024

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Best English schools in Port Elizabeth by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
EC English
Students 18-30 years
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(5)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
UCT English Language Centre
Students 31-49 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(4)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Students 50+ years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Good Hope Studies
Value for money
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(9)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
EC English
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(6)

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Information 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: 57,780,000
Capital: Pretoria
Time zone: GMT +2
Currency: ZAR (1 ZAR = 0.0526 USD)
Telephone country code: +27
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
Visa: 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of South Africa in your country. List of embassies and consulates of South Africa on the official website - International Relations and Cooperation South Africa.
Largest international airport in South Africa:
O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB): 21 km. from Johannesburg city center
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (South Africa average): 44.51 ZAR
    (55% 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

Most popular regions in South Africa for language travel

Q&A - Questions and answers about South Africa

  • German nationals do not require a visa to attend courses lasting up to 90 days.
    Martin Zakostelecky, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 21, 2023
  • Currently, none of the language schools we partner with offer weekend group courses.
    If you would like, we can see if we can arrange private lessons.
    If you would like private lessons, can you let us know how many lessons you would like to take per day?
    Mindlere Shin, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 05, 2023
  • You could consider joining a private course. Your teacher will first carry out a detailed needs analysis to identify the context in which you need to use English, and the areas of the language where you need support and training. Through this process you and your teacher will agree the learning outcomes you will work towards together on your course.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 17, 2023
  • You can contact us by email, telephone or Skype. Alternatively, you can fill in the contact form on the top left hand side of our website, in the "Contact us" section.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 15, 2023
  • The school cannot reject a valid reservation sent by us. However, all reservations sent by us are subject to final confirmation by the chosen school. If, for any reason, the course or accommodation selected is not available on the dates indicated by you, we will propose alternatives (change of dates, change of school...), and if you do not like any of these alternatives, we will refund the full amount of the prepayment.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 01, 2022
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    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 01, 2022

FAQ about schools in South Africa

  • The Intensive Course (30 lessons per week) is the best formula for accelerated learning, and combined with private lessons, you will improve your English for sure.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - May 19, 2023
  • You need to be at level B1 or B2 to register for IELTS preparation courses.
    Click on the name of the school and you will be able to access the school page to view the specific course information.
    If the school is an official IELTS testing centre (see the school profile), you can register and take the IELTS test at the school, otherwise you need to register and choose where to take the test yourself.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 27, 2023
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