Academic Semester/Year in Cape Town

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more. 

You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course. 

As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education.

On a personal level, studying abroad will give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.

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    400 USD
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    400 USD
    per Term

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to enter university or embark on a master's degree
  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to give yourself a clear advantage in the workplace and expand your career opportunities
  • You want to take a worthwhile sabbatical learning English before continuing your education or career
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 24 weeks
Lessons per week 20 (15 hours)  or 30 (22.5 hours) 
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15

Expectations

Get qualified

Have the opportunity to certify your skills and prepare for an internationally-recognised exam, such as IELTS, TOEFL, or one of the Cambridge ESOL exams.

In addition, as an Academic Year student you will be awarded an EC Diploma or an EC Certificate of Merit at the end of your course.

Tutorials and support

A strong network of support will ensure your time with us is as successful as possible. You will receive three levels of support:

  • One-to-one meetings with your personal mentor
  • Class tutorials with your class teacher
  • Your Academic Year Co-ordinator

Language Portfolio

Exclusive to our long-term students, this unique study tool will assess your learning style and offer strategies to help you improve.

Your language portfolio will record your personal learning requirements, goals and achievements, and evaluate your progress in tests and assignments.

Additional benefits

  • Free Academic Workshops.
  • Competency Descriptor for each level.
  • Structured guidance on participation and motivation.
  • Regular homework and progress and level tests.

Special Focus - Tailor Your Learning

Study 30 lessons per week and choose from a varied selection of Special Focus lessons such as:

English in the City

Get outdoors and learn English while experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. A great way to learn about the local culture.

English for Work

Gain the fluency, accuracy and specific communication skills you need to compete successfully in the workplace.

Academic English

Learn the language and academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university or in higher education.

...and More

Other options may include, Media Studies, Culture and Communication, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, and The Language of Music.

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  • Alessandro Scognamiglio

    Alessandro Scognamiglio

    studied at EC Cape Town

    I have been studying at EC Cape Town for 2 months now. I would recommend studying here asthe teachers are brilliant and the atmosphere is great. I like living here as it is close to the sea and it’s cheap to live. I really like the school because it has great ...

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  • Carolone Doring

    Carolone Doring

    studied at EC Cape Town

    This is theultimate experience that will virtually transform you into a new person. Stop functioning and start living: welcome to Cape Town! I am 19 years old, I am from Belgium and I came to South Africa to improve my English at EC Cape Town. I attended a 3 months ...

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  • Jee Jung Hwan

    Jee Jung Hwan

    studied at EC Cape Town

    When I arrived here I couldn't speak English at all and could barely understand what I was told. Since I have been here, I feel almost English. I feel that there are lots of learning opportunities for learning English in South Africa, because there aren’t many Koreans.The variety of international ...

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  • Kaori Shimizu

    Kaori Shimizu

    studied at EC Cape Town

    I found my one-to-one classes at EC Cape Town very useful and practical. I can focus on my difficulties with my English and practice them to overcome difficulties with pronunciation, writing, reading and vocabulary. My teacher always knows what I need to improve and is able to give me perfect ...

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  • Stefane Grosjean

    Stefane Grosjean

    studied at EC Cape Town

    EC Cape Town is well situated in central Cape Town and it's a nice place where I can learn and improve. The teachers are very kind and help me in my learning with friendliness and professionalism. Each week several activities and trips around CT are organised. It's an excellent way ...

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