Walking barefeet is very normal in South Africa :)

In my opinion…

Gabriella took various English language classes in South Africa such as IELTS and Academic Skills as well as the General English programme. We asked her to write her impression about this city. This is what she had to say… When I had the choice between different English cities to learn English, the charm of Cape Town convinced me firstly because for us international students, Cape Town is a city steeped in history because of the heavy past of the country. In fact, the first reason is that we would like to learn more about the South African story and have another sight. Secondly, the weather. Summer from November to April looks better than winter for some of us. And the last reason was the cost of living and schools.   I have been in Cape Town for almost 6 months now and I still find some interesting activities for my free time. As must do in Cape Town is  Table Mountain, Lion’s head and Signal hill  for the sunset and the panoramic view of the city .   Afterward, for the curious and thrill seekers you have the Garden route with her amazing Tsitsikamma National Park and incredible bungy jumping. Similarly you have the attraction park Ratanga in Century City. Then for the lovers of calm, you have some beautiful beaches such as Clifton 3 and 4, Camp’s Bay which might be crowded during the weekends and Llandudno beach which may be a bit off the beaten track but very peaceful and nice for meeting local people. As for the night birds, you have the legendary Long Street  and her several different clubs, some cool bars and restaurants from Loop and Bree streets, like Village Idiots, Arcade or Truly. On top of that, you have the choice between a typical … Read more

A review of “La Mouette”

Josefien came to do her F.C.E preparation at EC (the South African English Language Centre in Cape Town) and recently completed the exam. She wrote this text during her course and we felt we had to add it for all the ‘foodies’ who come to Cape Town searching for a fine dining experience. Enjoy 🙂 My friend Tess and I have been visiting Cape Town for a couple of days. We have dined at several restaurants but there was one restaurant which was definitely outstanding. The place is called “La Mouette”. The first time we were wined and dined by two guys we had met in a club the day before. Because we felt so satisfied about the evening, and especially the restaurant, we decided to spend our last evening there. Our waitress was again very friendly and polite, although the service was a bit sluggish (we waited for our main dish almost an hour but it was totally worth it!). My friend is gluten intolerant so she is a bit of a fussy  eater but the menu was still very tasty and of a high quality. The waitress and kitchen staff went out of their way to reach this. Because of my sweet tooth we finished our dinner with a homemade cheesecake; it was delicious. To summarise, if you want to be assured of a very good meal, amazing, hardworking and friendly staff and a good atmosphere, “La Mouette” is the place to be! If you are interested in English language classes in South Africa or Cape Town; or you’d like to prepare for the FCE/CAE exam, then EC Cape Town is perfect for you! Contact us today to find out when the next course starts.