Our new students arrive every Monday and after a brief level test they are taken on a campus tour. But how do you explain campus facilities and details to students who have very little English? Well, you get creative and you use lots of hand signals and gestures! Read this blog post about last week Monday.Read more Beginner English on the Go
We provide a number of ways you can, and should, practice your English outside the comforts of the English classroom. Remember that learning a language does not stop once class time is over, and it's up to you to maximise every opportunity you get!Read more How Can I Practice my English Outside the Classroom?
Sometimes, the idea of going home to do your English homework after a full day of learning it in class can be tiring and exhausting. We provide some tips for those of you who are learning English intensively and struggling to find the motivation to do homework at the end of a long day too.Read more Tips for Doing your English Homework
Some students may know exactly what they need, or what their English goals are. But many students write to us from all over the world requesting advice and guidance on which course is best for them. Juliette, our Director of Studies, responds to some typical enquiries (edited) we get, and provides some general direction and advice.Read more Which English Course is Right for Me?
What courses are on offer? Which course should I choose? What will my day look like and what are electives? Read here for more info on our courses, schedule and other general information.Read more English Courses and Other General Information
We receive many questions from our international students who are interested in studying at UCT about how to apply for undergraduate studies. University applications can be quite wearisome for anyone, but the process can be even more challenging if you are from abroad. We have put together this blog which explains what you will need, and a step-by-step guide on the process involved in applying for undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town.Read more How to Apply to UCT (Undergraduate)
Applying for a study visa to study in South Africa means sorting out a lot of paperwork and completing a lot of forms to submit at the South African embassy. We discuss the question of medical aid and you can find three options to choose from. [This post was updated on 02 March 2017]Read more Medical Aid for International Students
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
Find out more about the beautiful and prestigious University of Cape Town, and join other international English students like yourself at ELC.Read more University of Cape Town | 10 Facts
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)