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English language schools in Cape Town

Updated 15 Mar 2019

For students eager to travel abroad and learn English, it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic place to learn the intricacies of the world’s most widely spoken language than in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town.

There are 11 officially recognised languages in South Africa, most of them indigenous. Expats can expect to find people who speak and understand English everywhere they go. English is the language of the cities, commerce and banking, government and official documents.

There has been a phenomenal increase in foreign-language visitors to Cape Town over the past decade, with many of them opting to stay longer than they had originally planned. It is not surprising then that there has been a growing need for language centres offering English language tuition and accompanying services where expats can learn English as another language.

As part of this growth, an association of quality language centres, Education South Africa or EduSA has been established. The main purpose of EduSA is to further the notion of Edu-Tourism in South Africa. Educational centres in South Africa that service both foreign and local clients are allowed the opportunity to benefit from belonging to a national organisation that has countrywide, regional and local interests at heart. At the same time, the organisation works to provide the best possible platform for promoting South Africa as a major destination for youth travel.

EduSA ensures standards of quality and professionalism, affiliation to international organisations, competitive prices, accommodation choices, exciting social programmes, and the opportunity to do more than just learn a language.

English language centres in Cape Town

Today, English language centres operate throughout Cape Town. They offer courses for general, business, academic and social purposes. Courses are geared towards adult learners but some centres do cater for younger learners as well. EduSA centres guarantee that learners will gain the maximum value from their choice of Cape Town as an English language learning and teaching destination.

The centres vary in location and size. Some are in the centre of Cape Town, others in Green Point and Sea Point or the Southern Suburbs. They take anything from 25 to 250 students at a time.

With the growing number of excellent places from which to choose to study English, Cape Town is a cultural hotspot that most modern cities across the world would be hard-pressed to compete with in terms of natural beauty and ambience.

Members of EduSA in Cape Town

Kurus English

Kurus English is a progressive, beautifully situated Language School offering a unique concept for the learning and teaching of English. The significant distinction from other schools is that in addition to the General Intensive English classes in the morning, Kurus offers afternoon, teacher-guided Language Excursions. These cultural excursions provide students with the opportunity to meet the diverse people of Cape Town and present the students with occasions to practice their English in authentic, real-life contexts.

EC Cape Town

EC Cape Town is a stylish school in the city centre which offers General English, one-to-one exam preparation, and academic year tuition and qualifications. Long-term students are often eligible for discounts, and the school offers residence options for the students from more than 30 nationalities in attendance.

EF International Language Schools

EF International Language Schools have been involved in language training since 1965. They offer intensive, general, business and exam preparation courses. Their varied activities schedule ensures that students discover Cape Town and South Africa together with their fellow students.

Eurocentres Cape Town

Eurocentres Cape Town is part of an international organisation with a 60-year history. It provides quality service in the city centre, social outings, and provides accommodation options for its students. Course options include: basic, intensive, super-intensive, business and exam preparation.

Good Hope Studies

Good Hope Studies has a good reputation for its personal approach in a relaxed yet challenging environment. It has two schools in the Southern Suburbs and the city centre respectively.

Inlingua Language Training Centre Cape Town

Inlingua is a member of Inlingua International which has 300 centres worldwide. It offers English training in small classes, tailor-made programmes for business clients and an innovative Learn English on Safari programme.

Interlink School of Languages

The school provides quality English courses in a personalised and professional environment. Located in Sea Point in the shadow of Table Mountain and surrounded by the ocean, it provides students with pre-arranged accommodation, tours and activities.

International House Cape Town

International House Cape Town is part of the International House World Organisation. Also based in Sea Point, students have a variety of accommodation options available within walking distance. All variety of English, Spanish and Portuguese courses are offered.

LAL Cape Town

Combining language and leisure, LAL Cape Town enables students to learn English, and enjoy life outside of the classroom. Accommodation and classes are on the same campus, making it a quality learning institute as well as a vibrant social centre. A variety of courses and accommodation types are offered.

LTC Language Teaching Centre

The school was founded in 1996 and is an international language school in Cape Town, South Africa. LTC offers English training as well as TESOL/TEFL qualification courses in a warm and friendly setting. There are different course options available such as General English, Intensive English, Crash Courses and International Exam Preparation courses, such as TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge. LTC strives to create a relaxed and comfortable learning environment for all students. The school also organises cultural immersion programs to explore the exciting city of Cape Town and its diverse people and places. There is always assistance available to find suitable accommodation near the school and transportation services to get around the city.

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