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UCT English Language Centre

32-37 Orange Street Gardens Cape Town 8001 South Africa

The UCT English Language Centre (ELC) is a language school within the University of Cape Town. ELC offers a wide range of English Language courses. You can start your course any Monday and study for any number of weeks. 

At ELC we use a student-centred approach to teaching and learning, putting the student's individual language learning needs at the heart of what we do. We believe students learn English best when engaged in real-life communication activities, which help them develop strategies for communicative competence.

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School location

General Information

  • COVID-19 school operational status: Face to fcae classes + Online classes
  • Minimum age of students: 18
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Average number of students in group: 8
  • Number of classrooms: 12
  • School's foundation year: 2015
  • Level placement test on the first day: yes
  • The nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport
  • Distance from the nearest airport: 18 km
  • School opening times: 8:30 - 16:30
  • Distance from the airport: CPT-Cape Town International Airport 18 km

Facilities

  • Library
  • Free WIFI
  • Garden
  • Computer lab
  • Canteen

Facilities for disabled people

  • Disabled toilet

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

The price includes

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

Course materials:

included in the price

Courses

General English - 20 lessons per week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 3 315 R
3 565 R
Minimum age of students 18
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

Our General English courses are ideal if you use English for everyday purposes. We offer year-round general English courses for all levels, from Elementary to Advanced, starting every Monday. With courses ranging from 20 to 30 lessons a week, we have a course to suit different budgets, daily schedules and language learning needs. 

Course levels

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

Course hours

9:00 to 13:00

Course start dates

01.03.2021, 08.03.2021, 15.03.2021, 22.03.2021, 29.03.2021, 05.04.2021, 12.04.2021, 19.04.2021, 26.04.2021, 03.05.2021, 10.05.2021, 17.05.2021, 24.05.2021, 31.05.2021, 07.06.2021, 14.06.2021, 21.06.2021, 28.06.2021, 05.07.2021, 12.07.2021, 19.07.2021, 26.07.2021, 02.08.2021, 09.08.2021, 16.08.2021, 23.08.2021, 30.08.2021, 06.09.2021, 13.09.2021, 20.09.2021, 27.09.2021, 04.10.2021, 11.10.2021, 18.10.2021, 25.10.2021, 01.11.2021, 08.11.2021, 15.11.2021, 22.11.2021, 29.11.2021, 06.12.2021, 13.12.2021, 20.12.2021
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General English - 25 lessons per week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 25
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 3 792 R
4 077 R
Minimum age of students 18
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

Our General English courses are ideal if you use English for everyday purposes. We offer year-round general English courses for all levels, from Elementary to Advanced, starting every Monday. With courses ranging from 20 to 30 lessons a week, we have a course to suit different budgets, daily schedules and language learning needs. 

Course levels

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

Course hours

9:00 to 16:00

Course start dates

01.03.2021, 08.03.2021, 15.03.2021, 22.03.2021, 29.03.2021, 05.04.2021, 12.04.2021, 19.04.2021, 26.04.2021, 03.05.2021, 10.05.2021, 17.05.2021, 24.05.2021, 31.05.2021, 07.06.2021, 14.06.2021, 21.06.2021, 28.06.2021, 05.07.2021, 12.07.2021, 19.07.2021, 26.07.2021, 02.08.2021, 09.08.2021, 16.08.2021, 23.08.2021, 30.08.2021, 06.09.2021, 13.09.2021, 20.09.2021, 27.09.2021, 04.10.2021, 11.10.2021, 18.10.2021, 25.10.2021, 01.11.2021, 08.11.2021, 15.11.2021, 22.11.2021, 29.11.2021, 06.12.2021, 13.12.2021, 20.12.2021
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General English - 30 lessons per week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 30
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 4 332 R
4 658 R
Minimum age of students 18
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

Our General English courses are ideal if you use English for everyday purposes. We offer year-round general English courses for all levels, from Elementary to Advanced, starting every Monday. With courses ranging from 20 to 30 lessons a week, we have a course to suit different budgets, daily schedules and language learning needs. 

Course levels

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

Course hours

9:00 to 16:00

Course start dates

01.03.2021, 08.03.2021, 15.03.2021, 22.03.2021, 29.03.2021, 05.04.2021, 12.04.2021, 19.04.2021, 26.04.2021, 03.05.2021, 10.05.2021, 17.05.2021, 24.05.2021, 31.05.2021, 07.06.2021, 14.06.2021, 21.06.2021, 28.06.2021, 05.07.2021, 12.07.2021, 19.07.2021, 26.07.2021, 02.08.2021, 09.08.2021, 16.08.2021, 23.08.2021, 30.08.2021, 06.09.2021, 13.09.2021, 20.09.2021, 27.09.2021, 04.10.2021, 11.10.2021, 18.10.2021, 25.10.2021, 01.11.2021, 08.11.2021, 15.11.2021, 22.11.2021, 29.11.2021, 06.12.2021, 13.12.2021, 20.12.2021
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General English and Language Excursions

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 7
lessons per week 30
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 7 weeks
Price: 7 120 R
7 656 R
Minimum age of students 18
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The Language Excursions take place three afternoons a week and can only be combined with a Standard General English or IELTS course (20 lessons) in the morning.

The Language Excursions are out-of-classroom communication classes, where your teacher becomes your language guide. This promotes, encourages and links the practice of English through social, historical and cultural excursions.

Course levels

Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1

Required minimum language level

Pre-Intermediate - Level A2

Course start dates

01.03.2021, 08.03.2021, 15.03.2021, 22.03.2021, 29.03.2021, 05.04.2021, 12.04.2021, 19.04.2021, 26.04.2021, 03.05.2021, 10.05.2021, 17.05.2021, 24.05.2021, 31.05.2021, 07.06.2021, 14.06.2021, 21.06.2021, 28.06.2021, 05.07.2021, 12.07.2021, 19.07.2021, 26.07.2021, 02.08.2021, 09.08.2021, 16.08.2021, 23.08.2021, 30.08.2021, 06.09.2021, 13.09.2021, 20.09.2021, 27.09.2021, 04.10.2021, 11.10.2021, 18.10.2021, 25.10.2021, 01.11.2021, 08.11.2021, 15.11.2021, 22.11.2021, 29.11.2021, 06.12.2021, 13.12.2021, 20.12.2021
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Collaborative Online Leanring

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 52
lessons per week 20
Minimum age of students 18
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 3 315 R
3 565 R
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The Collaborative Online Learning Programme is an approach to online language education that puts the student at the heart of the learning process.

Lessons can be taken part time (two days a week) or full time (Monday to Friday), with two different time slots to allow for greater flexibility.

Course levels

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

Course start dates

01.03.2021, 08.03.2021, 15.03.2021, 22.03.2021, 29.03.2021, 05.04.2021, 12.04.2021, 19.04.2021, 26.04.2021, 03.05.2021, 10.05.2021, 17.05.2021, 24.05.2021, 31.05.2021, 07.06.2021, 14.06.2021, 21.06.2021, 28.06.2021, 05.07.2021, 12.07.2021, 19.07.2021, 26.07.2021, 02.08.2021, 09.08.2021, 16.08.2021, 23.08.2021, 30.08.2021, 06.09.2021, 13.09.2021, 20.09.2021, 27.09.2021, 04.10.2021, 11.10.2021, 18.10.2021, 25.10.2021, 01.11.2021, 08.11.2021, 15.11.2021, 22.11.2021, 29.11.2021, 06.12.2021, 13.12.2021, 20.12.2021
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Accommodation

School residence The Yellow House (Student residence)

Our main student residence is located in Bokaap, one of the oldest and most historic areas of Cape Town, and has amazing views over Cape Town, Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. You will be staying in the heart of one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cape Town, with picturesque, brightly painted terraced houses and a captivating and exotic ambiance.

Price per week:
Price: 2 520 R
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Price includes: access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, bedding, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Sunday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Distance from school walking 15 min
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Host Family Homestay

Staying with a homestay family is a wonderful way to develop your English outside of the classroom. This language-immersion experience provides the opportunity to hear and use natural English through real conversations.  We work with the best Cape Town hosts to provide comfortable accommodation and an enjoyable stay.

Price per week:
Price: 2 700 R
Choose a course
Price includes: access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, access to the laundry room, bedding, private bathroom, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Sunday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 18
Minimum stay in weeks 1
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