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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

  • Minimum age of students: 16
  • Lesson duration: 50 min
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Average number of students in group: 8
  • Number of classrooms: 25
  • 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: 20 km
  • School opening times: 8:30 - 16:30
  • School closed on national and regional holidays: 15.12.2023, 25.12.2023, 26.12.2023, 01.01.2024, 21.03.2024, 29.03.2024, 01.04.2024, 01.05.2024, 17.06.2024, 09.08.2024, 24.09.2024, 25.12.2024, 26.12.2024, 01.01.2025
  • Distance from the airport: CPT-Cape Town International Airport 18 km

Facilities

  • Library
  • Free WIFI
  • Garden
  • Computer lab
  • Self study room
  • Canteen

Facilities for disabled people

  • Adapted for blind students
  • Disabled toilet

Classroom equipment

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

Leisure activities

Activities Included / at extra cost Distance from school
Golf
Horse riding
Skating
Yoga
Basketball
Cricket
Football
Swimming
Mountain Biking
Rugby
Volleyball
Squash
Dancing
Tennis
Sailing

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: 3 785 R
4 070 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 8
Maximum group size 14
Certificate of course attendance yes
Registration fee charged by the school 1 000 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
High season dates 17.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

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

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

9:00 to 13:00

Course start dates

22.07.2024, 29.07.2024, 05.08.2024, 12.08.2024, 19.08.2024, 26.08.2024, 02.09.2024, 09.09.2024, 16.09.2024, 23.09.2024, 30.09.2024, 07.10.2024, 14.10.2024, 21.10.2024, 28.10.2024, 04.11.2024, 11.11.2024, 18.11.2024, 25.11.2024, 02.12.2024, 09.12.2024, 16.12.2024
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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: 4 455 R
4 790 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 8
Maximum group size 14
Certificate of course attendance yes
Registration fee charged by the school 1 000 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
High season dates 17.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

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

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

9:00 to 16:00

Course start dates

22.07.2024, 29.07.2024, 05.08.2024, 12.08.2024, 19.08.2024, 26.08.2024, 02.09.2024, 09.09.2024, 16.09.2024, 23.09.2024, 30.09.2024, 07.10.2024, 14.10.2024, 21.10.2024, 28.10.2024, 04.11.2024, 11.11.2024, 18.11.2024, 25.11.2024, 02.12.2024, 09.12.2024, 16.12.2024
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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: 5 124 R
5 510 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 8
Maximum group size 14
Certificate of course attendance yes
Registration fee charged by the school 1 000 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
High season dates 17.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

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

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

9:00 to 16:00

Course start dates

22.07.2024, 29.07.2024, 05.08.2024, 12.08.2024, 19.08.2024, 26.08.2024, 02.09.2024, 09.09.2024, 16.09.2024, 23.09.2024, 30.09.2024, 07.10.2024, 14.10.2024, 21.10.2024, 28.10.2024, 04.11.2024, 11.11.2024, 18.11.2024, 25.11.2024, 02.12.2024, 09.12.2024, 16.12.2024
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General English and Language Excursions 30 Lessons

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 4 weeks
Price: 8 919 R
9 590 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 75
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 15
Certificate of course attendance yes
Registration fee charged by the school 1 000 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
High season dates 17.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

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

22.07.2024, 29.07.2024, 05.08.2024, 12.08.2024, 19.08.2024, 26.08.2024, 02.09.2024, 09.09.2024, 16.09.2024, 23.09.2024, 30.09.2024, 07.10.2024, 14.10.2024, 21.10.2024, 28.10.2024, 04.11.2024, 11.11.2024, 18.11.2024, 25.11.2024, 02.12.2024, 09.12.2024, 16.12.2024
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IELTS Preparation Course

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 24
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 3 785 R
4 070 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 17
Average number of students in group 8
Maximum group size 14
Certificate of course attendance yes
Registration fee charged by the school 1 000 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
High season dates 17.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

Course description

These courses are designed to prepare you for the IELTS academic English exams, with focused training in exam strategies and techniques to allow you to maximise your potential and achieve the grade you need.  As a university language centre, we are committed to supporting our students in reaching the level they need to successfully apply to university.

Course levels

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

Required minimum language level

Upper Intermediate - Level B2

Course start dates

22.07.2024, 29.07.2024, 05.08.2024, 12.08.2024, 19.08.2024, 26.08.2024, 02.09.2024, 09.09.2024, 16.09.2024, 23.09.2024, 30.09.2024, 07.10.2024, 14.10.2024, 21.10.2024, 28.10.2024, 04.11.2024, 11.11.2024, 18.11.2024, 25.11.2024, 02.12.2024, 09.12.2024, 16.12.2024
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English for Academic Purposes

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 24
lessons per week 30
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 5 124 R
5 510 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 18
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 8
Maximum group size 14
Certificate of course attendance yes
Registration fee charged by the school 1 000 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
High season dates 17.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

Course description

The English for Academic Purposes course is for students who need to use English in an academic context.  The courses take place in the afternoons and is combined with a 20 lesson general English class in the morning.

 The course is comprised of a Speaking and Listening module and a Reading and Writing module.

Course levels

Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1

Required minimum language level

Upper Intermediate - Level B2

Course start dates

22.07.2024, 29.07.2024, 05.08.2024, 12.08.2024, 19.08.2024, 26.08.2024, 02.09.2024, 09.09.2024, 16.09.2024, 23.09.2024, 30.09.2024, 07.10.2024, 14.10.2024, 21.10.2024, 28.10.2024, 04.11.2024, 11.11.2024, 18.11.2024, 25.11.2024, 02.12.2024, 09.12.2024, 16.12.2024
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Business English

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: 5 124 R
5 510 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 18
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 8
Maximum group size 14
Certificate of course attendance yes
Registration fee charged by the school 1 000 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
High season dates 17.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

Course description

This course is ideal for you if you mainly need to use English at work or in a business environment. It takes place in the afternoon and is combined with a 20 lesson morning General English course.

The course covers a range of business and work related topics, including speaking in meetings, giving presentations, negotiating, email and report writing, networking, making decisions and many more. 

Course levels

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

Required minimum language level

Intermediate - Level B1

Course start dates

22.07.2024, 29.07.2024, 05.08.2024, 12.08.2024, 19.08.2024, 26.08.2024, 02.09.2024, 09.09.2024, 16.09.2024, 23.09.2024, 30.09.2024, 07.10.2024, 14.10.2024, 21.10.2024, 28.10.2024, 04.11.2024, 11.11.2024, 18.11.2024, 25.11.2024, 02.12.2024, 09.12.2024, 16.12.2024
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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: 3 500 R
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival
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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
Accommodation Placement Fee charged by the school 0 R
High season supplement per week 0 R
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Terms & Conditions

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE BOOKING.
Description of the booking process, deposit payment, balance payment

1. Making a booking.
1.1 The booking will be made via langart.net through an online booking system.

2. Deposit payment
2.1 A deposit, in the amount specified in the booking process, to secure a place on the course, will be charged to the student at the time of booking.

3. Balance payment
3.1 The balance will be paid by the student to the school directly.
3.2 For the payment of the balance, the school will issue an invoice to the student, with the deposit deducted, and forward it to the student along with confirmation of enrolment and other documents relating to the booking. The invoice will include the methods of payment accepted by the school, as well as the deadline for payment.

 

For latest booking terms, to include changing the booking, cancellations, withdrawal from the course, and others, visit:

https://uctlanguagecentre.com/terms-conditions

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