At the University of Cape Town students have the chance to join a wide variety of different clubs and societies. Joining the UCT English Language Centre to study English gives you access to also participate in these clubs and societies. We did a bit of research and looked into some of these clubs, and this is what we found out!Read more Joining UCT Clubs and Societies
Past simple spelling for regular verbs is pretty easy, right? But, how do you pronounce those tricky endings? Read teacher Catherine's blog post which provides some great tips and excellent links to help you master the pronunciation of the past simple!Read more How to Pronounce Regular Past Simple Verbs
Read teacher Liam's blog post about 10 common English words - that are not so English after all!Read more 10 Common English Words Borrowed from Other Languages
The UCT Director, Simon Harrison, and Ellen Hurst, Senior Lecturer in Education Development at the University of Cape Town discuss the role and importance of Academic English in Higher Education. Harrison believes that " it offers an opportunity to crystallise the relationship between transformation and internationalisation in a way that can support both South African and international students. It will allow the university to further its internationalisation and transformation agendas at the same time."Read more Why universities’ Academic English courses should be valued, not vilified
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a fascinating approach to changing behaviour and achieving self improvement, Based on the book 'NLP for Lazy Learning' by Diana Beaver, we discuss some tips for English learning based on some of premises about learning native languages from Beaver's book.Read more NLP for English Learning
For the past two weeks the UCT English Language Centre has been involved in a programme called Wannabe@Humanities, assisting learners prepare for the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). Find out here what the NBTs are, and how important this is for South African high school learners who want to attend university.Read more Wannabe@Humanities and the NBTs – What is this?
A few months ago Christian, from DR Congo left Cape Town and the UCT English Language Centre to return home. He wrote this review for us, which also touches on his story about how he ended up studying English with us, and soon returning! Read about his journey here.Read more Why I chose UCT English Language Centre – A Review