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
Many students wonder what will happen once they have booked their English course and flights to Cape Town. This blog post highlights the first couple of days in Cape Town and at UCT English Language Centre, from your airport arrival to placement tests, and a good idea for your first weekend outing.Read more Booked Your English Course and Ready to Fly? Now What?
Pam Augustijn from The Netherlands, a former student at UCT English Language Centre, shares a beautiful and touching goodbye letter she wrote to Cape Town.Read more Pam Augustijn’s Goodbye Letter to Cape Town
The University of Cape Town’s new English Language Centre will host an official launch event on 18 May 2016. UCT English Language Centre aims to position Cape Town more favourably to take advantage of the booming global English language learning market and, provide specialised language tuition to South African university applicants.Read more PRESS RELEASE – UCT English Language Centre Launch
Teacher Christelle tackles the challenge of teaching passive constructions to students. She explores some of the reasons students may struggle with the passive voice and shares how she usually approaches this in the classroom.Read more Learner Difficulties with Passive Constructions
What is Freewriting and how can it help you ? Teacher Kirsty tells us how she discovered this technique, and explains the many advantages of Freewriting, including how it can help you improve your English.Read more Freewriting – What is it and How Can it Help You Learn English?
If you are studying towards doing an English proficiency exam, you will need to prepare and study for a reading, writing, listening and speaking exam. Each exam will require you to study and prepare appropriately in terms of vocabulary and grammar and you are able to revise and practise, but the Speaking exam is one exam which many students stress about because you can feel like you can’t prepare for it like the other exams. Teacher Kirsten provides you with 5 tips on what NOT TO DO in your speaking exam!Read more 5 Things NOT TO DO in your English Speaking Exam
On Monday we looked at how to introduce, plan and structure your IELTS academic writing task 1 essay. Based on the same graph, here we drill down into the detail - what vocabulary and grammar do you need for this task?Read more Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (2/2)
Simon, the UCT English Language Centre Principal, provides three great strategies for tackling the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 of the test. If you are writing the IELTS soon, plan to do it, or are teaching IELTS, then this is a must-read for you! Part 1 of a two-part series.Read more Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (part 1/2)