English in the City in Cape Town

If you are looking to develop fluency, target core skills, and truly experience your destination through its language, this dynamic course is your gateway to practical use of English.

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

Spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with classmates, learning English and getting to know the local area.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want an experiential programme that gives you opportunities to interact with local people.
  • You want to learn about the history and culture of the city.
  • You want to learn English for everyday situations.
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Intensity 20 General English + 10 English in the City lessons per week (22.5 hours)
Length Minimum 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15
Level All levels

Expectations

Real immersion

Get outdoors and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practise your English with local people in real situations.

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in everyday situations. So in future, wherever you are, you will be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. Improve your speaking, listening and writing.

Special focus

You will spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with your class, visiting places of interest and engaging in activities in the local area.

Themed lessons

Classroom study will also support themes that change weekly, including ‘Describing Art and Culture – Museum Tours’, ‘Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits’ and ‘The Language of Sports – Stadium Visits’.

Testimonial block

  • 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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