At the UCT English Language Centre, we use a learner-centred approach. It focuses on your individual needs and learning style, and gets you communicating confidently from the start. Whether you want to learn English for conversational or business use, or to complete the IELTS, TOEFL, FCE or CAE exams, there is an English course tailored to your needs.

The lessons are based on real-life themes, topics and ideas to help you engage with the language in an exciting and relevant way, and as part of our learner-centred approach, you and your classmates will have the chance to give feedback to your teacher on what kind of topics and activities you want to do in in class. You will also have regular individual tutorial sessions, where your teacher will review your work over the previous few weeks and suggest areas to focus on and techniques to help you improve more quickly. At the end of the course, you will receive a University of Cape Town certificate with your final level, how many weeks you have studied with us, and a report from your teacher. All coursebooks are provided free of charge.

All our courses also make use of Vula, UCT’s online collaboration and learning environment. Through your Vula class site, you can collaborate with other students on class projects, receive feedback, updates, and learning resources from your teacher, submit homework, access course outlines, ask questions and contribute your own content. Through the new UCT App you can now access Vula and other campus services from your mobile device 24 hours a day, seven days a week.