General & Intensive English in Cape Town

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 Special Focus lessons per week from a wide selection of options (see the choices below).

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Reasons to take this course

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Lessons per week 20 (15 hours) or 30 (22.5 hours)
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 1 week
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size  15 students maximum

Expectations

Creative classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

Tailor your course with Special Focus lessons

Add Special Focus lessons and have the chance to target specific areas of your English. Options may include:

Global Citizenship

Learn English to discuss issues surrounding the environment, diversity, equality, industrialisation and globalisation.

Comparative Culture & Communication

Develop your awareness and understanding of different cultures, and how communication varies between them.

Survival English/Living in English

Develop a practical understanding of English at different levels and activate your new language in everyday situations.

A World of Words

Gain inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.

Write Now

Improve your skills in writing for different audiences, using appropriate language and style.

Get Talking

Develop confidence, practise your speaking skills and develop fluency as you focus on learning through conversation.

Film Studies

Develop critical skills by watching, analysing and learning to express your thoughts on different types of film.

Basic English Writing

Boost your skills in this key area of the language and develop confidence as you write in English.

Media Studies

Sharpen your analytical skills by studying a variety of news media, identifying fact, opinion and meaning.

Academic Techniques in Practice

Focus on improving your academic skills, such as writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations.

Grammar in Real Contexts

Take a closer look at how the English language is structured, with a focus on relevance and appropriateness.

The Language of Music

Explore music of different types, cultures and eras, and learn the language to discuss it.

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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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