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Rating: 4.7

4.73 reviews

Rating: 4.7

4.7
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Rating: 4.7

4.7
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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

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Opportunity 1: General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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515US$ 493US$
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#2
EC English

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

Rating: 4.2

4.28 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.8

3.8
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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

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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565€ 565€
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#3
Good Hope Studies

Newlands

Rating: 4.0

4.06 reviews

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5

3.5
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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

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General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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555€ 530€
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Rating: 3.7

3.73 reviews

Rating: 3.7

3.7
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Rating: 3.3

3.3
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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

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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480€ 458€
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#5
International House

Sea Point

Rating: 1.0

1.02 reviews

Rating: 2.5

2.5
Quality of teaching

Rating: 1.0

1.0
Leisure program
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 from the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Sea Point Promenade. Shops,... More

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

Rating: 5.0

5.0
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Leisure program
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

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

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

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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8390ZAR 8008ZAR
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Eurocentres

Central City
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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

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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 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

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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627US$ 602US$
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English One

Central Cape Town
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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

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General English Course (Intensive) - 23 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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620€ 592€
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 January 2021
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 & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2570US$ 2442US$
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 1.0

1.0
Leisure program
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

Course Categories (6)Accommodation (1)Facilities (10)
General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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5500ZAR 5300ZAR
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cape Town

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 3 reviews

The location and the limited number of students.
I suggest spending more time on important topics like grammar. Changing every day doesn't help, at least in my case.

12 February 2020
Course: Opportunity 1: General English - 5 weeks
Student age: 51 years

Petra
Italy

Rating: 1

1.0 | 2 reviews

The way to and from school on the beach was great. It's really beautiful.
If someone doesn't feel comfortable at the school, just let them out of the contract. In other schools, this is possible and it helps everyone. Money is important but not always. The school looks like it's in the 90s and is no longer up to date.

17 December 2019
Course: Intensive English - 8 weeks
Student age: 54 years

Lutz
Germany

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 3 reviews

All the staff was very friendly and eager to help.
The level among my classmates was too divergent. The teacher focused too much on the weakest in the class. I raised that issue and it got better then.

19 December 2016
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Nora
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

the way the teacher speaks with the students in class they are very nice

10 August 2014
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Anderson Americo Mazanga
Mozambique

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

The different teachers, their kindness, and the events which have been organized by the school.

4 February 2013
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 103 years

Stephan
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

The different teachers, their kindness, and the events which have been organized by the school.

4 February 2013
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 103 years

Stephan
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

The different teachers, their kindness, and the events which have been organized by the school.

4 February 2013
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 103 years

Stephan
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

The different teachers, their kindness, and the events which have been organized by the school.

4 February 2013
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 103 years

Stephan
Germany

Rating: 4

4.0 | 6 reviews

I like the professionalism and helpfulness of all the teaching and school staff, they made me feel so good.

21 October 2010
Course: Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

Alessandra
Italia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

The people were always very friendly.
I really enjoyed my time in cape town. I met a lot of incredible people and I wanna come back one day! thank you very much!

29 April 2009
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Alessandra
italiana

Key Facts about Cape Town

Cape Town: With its stunning location and surrounding beauty of wild, white-sand beaches, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Affectionately nicknamed the Mother City, the city is the epicentre of South Africa's Western Cape region. The city keeps busy with markets selling crafts, food and textiles, European fashion boutiques, art galleries, luxury hotels and backpacker lodges. Outside the city lies the impeccable beaches, fringed with pretty towns and mansions ending in the beautiful Cape Point nature reserve.

In terms of quality of life Cape Town reached place number 95 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 3,434,000

Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)

Region: Western Cape, City of Cape Town

Currency: ZAR (1 ZAR = 0.0650 USD)

Cape Town quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (97 reviews by our former students)

High season: January

Low season: April

Average course price per week (High season): 259 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 276 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:49* (51% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:41* (59% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:42* (59% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (South Africa average):33.69 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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Events in Cape TownBest time to take a language course in Cape Town

February
Cape Town Gay Pride Parade
Cape Town Gay Pride Parade

February 2021Boasting one of the largest gay pride parades in Africa, Cape Town Pride includes parties, protests and a church service over a nine-day period.

March
Cape Argus Cycle Tour
Cape Argus Cycle Tour

March 2021The Cape Town Cycle Tour (formerly the Cape Argus Cycle Tour) is a 109 km bike race starting in the city centre and following the highway down to Smitswinkel and back up again to Green Point.

Cape Town Festival
Cape Town Festival

March 2021Supporting local artists, the Cape Town Festival's ultimate goal is a more integrated, more tolerant city, bringing together musicians, performers, dancers and artists from different communities in this fantastic event.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town International Jazz Festival

March 2021With five stages and more than 40 artists, Africa's Grandest Gathering hosts musicians from both the African continent and further abroad for two nights of unforgettable performances.

April
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

April 2021Reputed to be the most beautiful marathon in the world, the full marathon is 56 kms while the half-marathon at 21 kms. The 5 km and 2.5 km runs are also very popular.

September
Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival
Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival

September 2021The town of Hermanus, in the heart of the coastal whale migration route as well as the heart of wine country, hosts the only eco-marine festival in South Africa. The plentiful marine life in the area also includes dolphins, great white sharks, seals, and penguins as well as the Southern right whale.

October
Cape Town International Kite Festival
Cape Town International Kite Festival

October 2021Held on the beach at the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg, this spectacular two-day festival is a feast for both the eyes and the soul. With competitions, professional displays and kite-making workshops all proceeds from the event support the community activities of Cape Mental Health.

December
New Year''s Eve Bash
New Year''s Eve Bash

December 2021There are parties all over the city and surrounding areas, but the biggest and best of them all is the one at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront with its countdown clock tower and spectacular fireworks display.

What to do in Cape Town

Clifton Beaches
Clifton Beaches
Rhodes Memorial
Rhodes Memorial
Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia
Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Penguin Colony
Boulders Penguin Colony
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Cape Town
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Arrival Airport

Cape Town International (CPT) - 17 km. from Cape Town city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 73,00 R, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Airport, Civic Centre

Taxi: 375 ZAR, 20 minutes drive to city center of Cape Town

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Heathrow

    FAQ about schools in Cape Town

  • 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 has been voted as the school with the best location in Cape Town.
  • UCT English Language Centre was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at EC English is the best rated accommodation in Cape Town.
  • 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.
  • The student price index in Cape Town is 49.22. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Cape Town with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Cape Town electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F, M, N.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Cape Town is Cape Town International (17.0 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Cape Town.
  • In Cape Town 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 Cape Town offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, TEFL / TESOL, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, CELTA.

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