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The International English School

Top Floor, 1 Twin Oaks Centre, 142- 146 Main Road, Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa

TIES has been offering English classes for over 24 years. We are located 45 minutes outside of Cape Town in the town of Somerset West. We offer small classes with a maximum of 8 students per class. Known for our academic classes we prepare students for English medium education (high school, college, university). We also offer SKYPE classes, private lessons, academic support, business English as well as IELTS preparation. Our TEFL certificate course is highly sought after and we have reputable agents recruiting our successful candidates.   

Accreditations:
You'll get a 7% discount on tuition by booking your course at langart.net

School location

Special offers

We offer holiday courses and will advertise from time to time. 

3 for the price of 2 students (families only) offered all year round 

General Information

  • COVID-19 school operational status: school closed until further notice
  • Minimum age of students: 13
  • Lesson duration: 55 min
  • Maximum class size: 8
  • Average number of students in group: 6
  • Number of classrooms: 5
  • School's foundation year: 1995
  • Level placement test on the first day: yes
  • The nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport
  • Distance from the nearest airport: 35 km
  • School opening times: 08:00 - 16:00
  • School closed on national and regional holidays: 24.12.2019, 25.12.2019, 01.01.2020, 21.03.2020, 19.04.2020, 22.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 01.05.2020, 16.06.2020, 09.08.2020, 24.09.2020, 16.12.2020, 24.12.2020, 25.12.2020
  • Distance from the airport: CPT-Cape Town International Airport 35 km

Facilities

  • Drink vending machine
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Free car parking
  • Library
  • Free WIFI
  • Printer for student use
  • Table games
  • Tea / Coffee room
  • Photocopier for student use
  • Kitchen for student use
  • Daily press
  • Self study room
  • Lounge with TV

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms
  • Heating in all classrooms
  • Audio-TV in some classrooms

The price includes

  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • WIFI Internet at school
  • Language level placement test on the first day at school
  • Language test before the course
  • Organized activities at school

Course materials:

To be purchased at the school for an extra charge of R1800 R

Top student nationalities

Leisure activities

Activities Included / at extra cost Distance from school
Ballet
Baseball 5 km
Golf 2 km
Cooking 5 km
Field hockey 5 km
Horse riding 10 km
Yoga 2 km
Cricket 5 km
Music 2 km
Diving 10 km
Football 5 km
Swimming 5 km
Mountain Biking 1 km
Rugby 5 km
Squash 5 km
Dancing 1 km
Tennis 2 km
Table tennis 2 km
Windsurfing 10 km
Sailing 10 km

Courses

General English 20 hrs / week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 45
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week:
Price: 1 860 R
2 000 R
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum group size 8
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

08:30 to 10:30 and 11:00 – 13:00 Monday to Friday

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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Business courses

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 4
lessons per week 25
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week:
Price: 8 138 R
8 750 R
Minimum age of students 18
Average number of students in group 1
Maximum group size 1

Course description

Business English courses are tailored according to the needs of the client and the capability level of the participants. These courses are one-on-one and aim to maximise the learning experience for the participant.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020, 21.12.2020
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IELTS preparation

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 15
lessons per week 30
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week:
Price: 4 185 R
4 500 R
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum group size 8

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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Private lessons

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 45
lessons per week 20
Minimum age of students 16
Price per week:
Price: 4 278 R
4 600 R
Average number of students in group 1
Maximum group size 1

Course description

Private lessons are for those students who wish to specialise in a particular area of English, for example: business letter writing, public speaking, English grammar etc. The results are much quicker as the teacher and student can concentrate on only the areas of English that are needed.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020, 21.12.2020
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Accommodation

Transfer

Terms & Conditions

1. Registration fee paid on application, balance 7 days before the course 

2. All students must pay a local or international application fee. This is non-refundable. Once you have been accepted onto the course of your choice, the balance of fees are due in full. Late payments will incur interest and the student may be asked to leave the course until funds have been received. 

3. Cancellations made one month or more prior to the commencement of the course will receive a full tuition fee refund but the school will retain the application and registration fees.

A 10% administrative fee is retained on all cancellations made less than a month before commencement of the course.

Students, who complete a course in fewer terms than they have paid for, will be refunded in full for those terms not needed.

Students, who begin a course but fail to complete it, will not be refunded.

4. if a visa cannot be obtained a full refund will be made 

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