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Rating: 4.6

4.6
97 reviews|
11 schools
 
Top Destinations: Cape Town (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.4

4.4
5 reviews|
1 school
 
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1 school
 
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LAL, Cape Town

Cape Town

Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

5.0
Leisure program
Special! 580€ 554€
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Covid-19 Status: School currently open
Accreditations:
LAL 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.

Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
Summerstrand

Rating: 4.8

4.85 reviews

Rating: 4.8

4.8
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.4

4.4
Leisure program
Special! 420€ 399€
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Accreditations:
Bay Language Institute accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa)

Bay Language Institute is located in the popular beach and cultural destination of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The school is housed 6km south of the city centre, in a beautiful...

EC English, Cape Town

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

Rating: 4.2

4.28 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.8

3.8
Leisure program
Special! 585€ 585€
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Covid-19 Status: School currently open
Accreditations:
EC English accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) EC English accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) EC English 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...

Good Hope Studies, Cape Town

Cape Town
Newlands

Rating: 4.0

4.06 reviews

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5

3.5
Leisure program
Special! 555€ 530€
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FREE changes
Covid-19 Status: School currently open
Accreditations:
Good Hope Studies accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) Good Hope Studies accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) Good Hope Studies 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...

Language Teaching Centre, LTC, Cape Town

Rating: 3.7

3.73 reviews

Rating: 3.7

3.7
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.3

3.3
Leisure program
Special! 480€ 458€
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Accreditations:
Language Teaching Centre, LTC accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) Language Teaching Centre, LTC 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...

International House, Cape Town

Cape Town
Cape Town City Centre

Rating: 1.0

1.02 reviews

Rating: 2.5

2.5
Quality of teaching

Rating: 1.0

1.0
Leisure program
Special! 570€ 545€
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FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Covid-19 Status: School currently open
Accreditations:
International House 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,...

EF International Language Center, Cape Town
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...

English One, Cape Town

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

English One is located on the southwest coast of the South African legislative capital city of Cape Town. Housed between the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, one of the World's Seven...

Eurocentres, Cape Town

Cape Town
Central City
Covid-19 Status: School currently open
Accreditations:
Eurocentres accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) Eurocentres 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.

Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Cape Town
Special! 2570US$ 2442US$
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Accreditations:
Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher

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...

UCT English Language Centre, Cape Town

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:
UCT English Language Centre 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...

The International English School, Cape Town

Cape Town
Somerset West

Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 1.0

1.0
Leisure program
Special! 5500ZAR 5300ZAR
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Accreditations:
The International English School accredited by EduSA (Education South Africa) The International English School accredited by English SA (English South Africa)

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...

Alpha International English School, Pretoria
Accreditations:
Alpha International English School accredited by English SA (English South Africa)

Alpha International English School is located in one of South Africa's capital cities, Pretoria. The school is housed in the Arcadia District, within walking distance of the city centre,...

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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 = 0.0662 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):33.10 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

Most popular regions in South Africa for language travel

#1 Western Cape: 9 schools
#2 Eastern Cape: 1 school
#3 Gauteng: 1 school

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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 3,998€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at UCT English Language Centre as the best.
  • UCT English Language Centre has received the best overall rating in Cape Town.
  • EC English, located in Redefine North Wharf 1st floor, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore, 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.
  • 'Homestay' at EC English 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 English Group, Business English Private, English for Engineers, Medical English, Legal English, English for Secretaries, English for Aviation.
  • 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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