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EC Cape Town Experience – Shark Cage Diving

“I would recommend everybody to do a language exchange once in their lives” – Nick S.   We believe an EC Cape Town Experience is about balance, finding the time to study and then going out and interacting with the world around you. Studying abroad can be a really difficult experience, especially for exam students.  You’re away from home, your family and all your natural comforts.  Many students have found that EC Cape Town has become a second home for them. A place where they can feel at ease to enjoy themselves and achieve great success while checking items off their bucket lists. Shark-cage Diving by Nick S. I would like to share my own EC experience with everyone who is thinking about doing a language exchange abroad. My name is Nick S. I am 20 years old and I am from Switzerland. At the moment I am studying English at the EC Language School in Cape Town. I have already spent 10 weeks in this beautiful city, preparing for my Cambridge (FCE) exam.   What my EC experience taught me? Until now I have learned a lot. You learn much more than a language, you learn different things about other cultures and how you can manage your daily life outside your home country. Not only did I improve my English-skills here, but I have also been having an amazing and crazy time filled with many things to do. I did a lot of unforgettable activities for example I jumped from the world’s highest commercial bridge in Tsitsikamma and I also did skydiving. The most unforgettable activity thus far has been the Shark Cage Diving.   What happened? Our trip started at 4.00 o’clock in the morning when we were picked up by a small minibus, which took us to … Read more

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4-week CAE Preparation @ EC Cape Town

EC Cape Town is happy to announce we are now offering an abridged Cambridge Exam Preparation course that will now run over an 8 and/or 4-week period. The course is a much shorter version than the traditional 12-week course but is being offered to allow more students the possibility to take the exam, with at least some assistance.We hope these two exciting new options will have as much benefit, especially to students who are unable to take the entire 12-week course because of work and/or study commitments but who would like to take the exam. It is now possible!   The 8-week programme is already underway and today we started the 4-week course with great excitement. We will keep you updated on their progress but its go!go!go! time.   EC Cape Town is a registered Cambridge Exam Centre and as such you have the convenience of receiving your classes and doing the exam in a space you are familiar with. There is also the added benefit of being surrounded by other exam students and a community of people who are trying to improve their English, all in the same building. So, what are you waiting for? Call Student Services to find out about your options. We also offer IELTS preparation. One word of advice though, the shorter courses are intense and thus you would need a minimum of C1 to do the Advanced course and at least a strong B2 to do the FCE. You will also need to know if you need this course for your course as Cambridge is generally a British exam, whereas IELTS is commonly used in Australia, Canada, although it is seen as an international accredited course. Do your research as you need to be prepared. See you soon!!