The UCT English Language Centre
The courses "General English", "Business English" and the preparation courses for exams can be started every Monday and you can enroll for any number of weeks (from one week). The weekly rates are lower, the more weeks you book.
For TEFL courses, there are fixed start dates and program durations.
As a language student, you can also join the more than 100 activity clubs and 40 sports clubs of the University of Cape Town.
There are the following courses:
Business English (30 lessons per week)
Intensity: 30 lessons per week
Preparation for IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, CAE
The course can be attended by students of intermediate and advanced level. The duration of how long you should take the course until you reach the level required for the exams depends on your English language level. We will be happy to advise.
The course, which is accredited by the University of Cape Town, lasts four weeks and comprises a total of 60 hours of lessons and 60 hours of classroom observation and teaching practice.
The course includes topics such as lesson planning, teaching methods, prescriptive and productive skills, pronunciation and phonology, activities and resources, learning and communication support, classroom guidance, language awareness, teaching aids development and application, and error correction.
There are fixed start dates:
19 November - 14 December 2018
14 January - 8 February 2019
UCT English Language Centre Through the Eyes of Our Students
- One lesson takes 50 minutes
- At the beginning of each course you will take a placement test, and you will join a course that matches your level.
- The class size is usually 8-10 students, but a maximum of 12
- Minimum age 18 years
- No maximum age
- Minimum duration 1 week
- No limitation of the maximum duration via student visa
- At the end of the course you will receive a UCT certificate
- Participants of many nationalities can stay for 30 or 90 days in South Africa without a visa and join the courses. If you are of another nationality, and plan to be in South Africa for less than 90 days, you will need to apply for a Visitor’s visa at the South African embassy in your country of residence.
- Participants of any nationality who wish to be in South Africa for more than 90 days will need a Studen Visa, which is issued in your home country before travelling to South Africa. The University of Cape Town will issue you an invitation letter in case of a language course booking exceeding 90 days.
- The language center is closed on South African public holidays and the lessons will not be rescheduled on other days
- The prices shown are only for language lessons and teaching materials. Accommodation is not included in the price.
- Teaching materials are included in the price
- World Unite! is an official Recruitment Representative of the English Language Centre and will give you a qualified consultation
If no room is available, you can book the following accommodation options we offer in Cape Town:
Accommodation in Cape Town
Guest House in Cape Town city centre
Volunteer House in Table View
Surfer Hostel in Muizenberg
The Surfer Hostel is located directly on the beach of Muizenberg, which is well known for its colourful beach houses. You can choose between a dorm bed (separated by sex) and single room, or, if two book together, there is also the double room option.
Rates per week, depending on the duration of your booking
|All Rates in EUR|
|All courses except TEFL||20 lessons/week||30 lessons/week|
|24 and more week||170||220|
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