English for Academic Purposes is a very specific type of English course aimed at students who wish to improve their academic English. Teacher Alex, the EAP course designer and facilitator briefly explains what EAP is.Read more EAP – English for Academic Purposes
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)?
In this final part of the 3-part blog series on International Cape Town, we make special mention of past and present students. And we thank all students that have passed through these doors, are still passing through these doors today, or are yet to come, for teaching us so much about the world and for giving us a glimpse into cultures so very different from our own.Read more International Cape Town! Part 3/3
Wondering who you might have sitting next to you in class at the UCT English Language Centre? We have highlighted a few more countries of past and present students, but this time with some interesting, fun or funny facts! Find out who introduced the world to chocolate, or which country is the oldest in Europe!Read more International Cape Town! Part 2/3
Thinking of going abroad to study English? And Cape Town is at the top of your list but you are a bit concerned about safety and security? This is a very real and legitimate worry, considering you will be leaving what you know and trust at home. Read our top tips here about safety and security in Cape Town. And believe us, Cape Town is no different from any other city in the world - just possibly, maybe, more beautiful?Read more Safety and Security in Cape Town
When choosing where to go and study English, the accommodation you choose is as important as the course and school you end up choosing. Catherine highlights three options available to language students in Cape Town.Read more Student Accommodation Options for Language Students in Cape Town
Teacher Kirsty explores the concept of a single 'English' language. Read what she concludes on the topic of English versus Englishes!Read more Which English?? Are we heading towards an ‘International English’?
To non-native English speakers it often sounds like English speakers 'swallow' their words. Find out 3 reasons why it sounds like this, and what you can do to practice your listening.Read more Do English Speakers ‘Swallow’ their Words?
Mariana is loving Cape Town and is certainly making the most of it, as you will see in this flipagram video she sent us. She takes us on a tour of her 'memories-in-the-making', and we hope you will enjoy watching this as much as we did.Read more Mariana Costa is Loving Cape Town!
Our teacher, Christelle, has identified 5 common grammatical mistakes that learners make. Read here to discover more about these common mistakes, and what you can do to avoid making them.Read more How to Avoid 5 Common Grammatical Mistakes (as chosen by teacher Christelle!)