Learn English at the University of Cape Town


As the world becomes more interconnected, English becomes increasingly important as a tool for global communication.  When you enroll in the UCT English Language Centre, you join an international community of students who, like you, have chosen to expand their cultural, academic and professional horizons by learning English with the top University in Africa – the University of Cape Town.

The UCT English Language Centre offers a wide range of English Language courses, including conversational English, business English, and preparation courses for the IELTS (International English Language Test System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), FCE (First Certificate in English) or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) exams. You can start your course on any Monday and study for any number of weeks. 

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme is designed for students who need to use English in a University context, and covers topics including essay writing, giving presentations and dealing with academic texts.

Located in the vibrant, academically diverse Faculty of Humanities at UCT, the English Language Centre is at the hub of creativity and excitement. As a UCT student, you will be able to participate in university life and culture and to take part in social activities, sports clubs and other societies.

9 Reasons why you should choose us
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    UCT is consistently ranked as the premier university in Africa.

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    We are one of the only Southern African universities with a centre dedicated to teaching English as a Foreign Language.

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    Our highly qualified and experienced teachers are committed to ensuring that you reach your language goals.

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    We have a wide range of English courses to meet your needs.

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    Our learner-centred approach puts students at the heart of everything we do.

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    You will be part of our diverse community of international students.

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    Cape Town is a stunningly beautiful, vibrant and welcoming city that attracts thousands of International Students and millions of tourists each year.

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    The UCT English Language Centre is located in the magnificent heritage buildings on Hiddingh Campus, in the heart of Cape Town.

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    Our dedicated International Academic Programmes Office will help you to navigate your visa application with ease.