Kirsten is our new Senior Secretary and she is the first person students will see when they come to our school! She also keeps us running smoothly.Read more Welcome Kirsten!
How do English teachers get their students to speak the language more naturally, and less like " an amateur tennis match without the overuse of grunting noises"? Teacher Tiaan provides us with some tips in this blog post.Read more Speaking English Like a Human
Multiculturalism in an English classroom has many benefits. Here are six things we have learned about the benefits of the multicultural English class at our language school.Read more The Multicultural English Classroom
L1 interference is basically the degree to which a learner's native tongue is starting to intervene in the learning of English (or any other language for that matter). Teacher Christelle shares with us a 'cheat sheet' for teaching Farsi speakers, and reveals that going that extra mile for a student not only helps the teacher understand what the issues are, but can greatly improve student confidence!Read more Dealing with L1 Interference: Farsi
Would you be surprised to hear that the world map as you know it, is in fact, not a very realistic representation of the world? Find out why we chose to hang some unusual looking world maps in our ELC classrooms.Read more The World Map is Wrong?
Hiddingh campus, where the UCT English Language Centre is located, is actually the oldest campus of the University of Cape Town and home to many . Find out more about this historical campus with its beautiful architecture in this blog post.Read more Hiddingh Campus | The Home of ELC
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
It's not everyday you get to join a huge group of your classmates and teachers and adventure for the day to Simon's Town! Teacher Christelle tells us what the group got up to in this picture blog post!Read more Student Outing to Simon’s Town
Cooking in English class might sound a bit absurd, but following a recipe and cooking food is a great way to teach and learn some aspects of a new language. Find out why teachers sometimes do this in their classes, and learn a new recipe for South African bobotie (a typical South African Cape Malay dish)!Read more Cooking in English Class
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