Learn English at the University of Cape Town


As the world becomes more interconnected, English becomes increasingly important as a tool for global communication.  When you enroll in the UCT English Language Centre, you join an international community of students who, like you, have chosen to expand their cultural, academic and professional horizons by learning English with the top University in Africa – the University of Cape Town.

The UCT English Language Centre offers a wide range of English Language courses, including conversational English, business English, and preparation courses for the IELTS (International English Language Test System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), FCE (First Certificate in English) or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) exams. You can start your course on any Monday and study for any number of weeks. 

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme is designed for students who need to use English in a University context, and covers topics including essay writing, giving presentations and dealing with academic texts.

Located in the vibrant, academically diverse Faculty of Humanities at UCT, the English Language Centre is at the hub of creativity and excitement. As a UCT student, you will be able to participate in university life and culture and to take part in social activities, sports clubs and other societies.