Are you a 'glass half full' or a 'glass half empty' type of person? Positive thinking has many benefits on all levels, but what is it exactly, how do we do it - and how can this benefit your English learning?Read more The Power of Positive Thinking
Read this blog to find out more about our class scheduling and timetable and also choose the course that best suits your needs and requirements.Read more Class Schedule at ELC
What is English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and who is this course aimed at? Find out the main differences between EAP and general English courses here, and if this course is something you could benefit from.Read more English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
We filmed a series of videos by our teachers with tips to help students improve their English when not in the classroom. Teacher Alex provides us with some great tips to help improve our reading in English. Find a summary and a link to the video here.Read more Strategies to Improve your Reading
Have you ever wondered how many words is enough? Is it intimidating and scary to think that there are over 100 million words in English? Teacher Tiaan gives us a peek into how many words you, as an English learner, need to know and how to increase your vocabulary.Read more English Words – How Many is Enough?
Are you interested in learning English with us and joining our international students here in Cape Town? Here are some tips on the kinds of things you will need to think about in planning your studies - which will speed up the booking process and ensure you can get into that English classroom ASAP!Read more What to Think about when Booking an English Class
It may seem like studying for an English exam is totally different from studying for that biology exam in high school, but while the subject matter and content might differ, the same study rules apply! Read on for some studying tips.Read more Preparing to Write an English Exam
What is IELTS, and who needs to take this test? For many international students interested in studying at a university where English is the language of instruction, they will be required to pass this test with a specific band. Find out more in this blog post.Read more What is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)?
On Monday we looked at how to introduce, plan and structure your IELTS academic writing task 1 essay. Based on the same graph, here we drill down into the detail - what vocabulary and grammar do you need for this task?Read more Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (2/2)
Simon, the UCT English Language Centre Principal, provides three great strategies for tackling the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 of the test. If you are writing the IELTS soon, plan to do it, or are teaching IELTS, then this is a must-read for you! Part 1 of a two-part series.Read more Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (part 1/2)