School Outings | UCT English Language Centre

School Outings

Every now and then we spontaneously decide to go on school outings. Generally, these outings will take place in the mornings and all students, teachers and staff are invited to join in - but is is not mandatory for students and this does not affect their class attendance. Our outings will be dependent on the time of year, weather and day of the week. As Fridays are usually morning classes only, and afternoons are spent by teachers and staff in meetings and CPDs (Continuous Professional Development), outings will be shorter, whereas mid week outings can include a full a lunch and arrival back at school in the mid afternoon.Some past outings have included a trip to Simon's Town (read more about that trip here) with a visit to the Simon's Town museum, as well as a walk on Boulders Beach with the infamous African penguins, and a wonderful lazy lunch of Fish and Chips at the Kalk Bay Harbour. More recently we decided to take a bus to the Noon Gun and learn all about the daily midday blast that reminds all Cape Townians and vistors that it is 12 o'clock midday exactly! The  we decided to take it easy, lay out some blankets, snack on a picnic and just soak in the views and the time together as a large school group.

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Teachers and Staff

The teachers and staff who teach for, run and operate the UCT English language Centre are a small, but growing, group of professional and dedicated individuals with experience in the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) industry. We are a great team that enjoys working together and sharing knowledge and ideas, and while there is a clear organizational structure in the school, with Simon the Director and Juliette, the Director of Studies, the general atmosphere and dynamic in the school is one of integration and mutual respect.Fridays afternoons are spent in teacher's meeting where student needs, administrative issues, registers, course books and class material are discussed and planning for the upcoming week takes place. Very often, after the teacher's meetings are complete, CPDs (continuous profesisonal development) sessions are run by either Juliette, or a fellow ELC teacher. These sessions are to ensure that teachers remain at the forefront on developments in the profession and to share ideas and provide input for lessons. All our teachers and staff live in Cape Town but have all worked and/or taught abroad.

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