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
Students often come to Cape Town on a 90 day tourist visa and quickly realise they love Cape Town! Is there a way to extend your study holiday just a little longer? Yes, here's a step-by-step guide on how to extend your tourist visa, including the costs and deadlines.Read more How to Extend your Tourist Visa
The UCT student card is not only your access to get into libraries, buildings, computer labs, Jammie shuttles, clubs and societies, but also holds the power to get you some great discounts on tourist activities, theatres and so much more. Here are 6 things you can do with that little card that will save you money!Read more The Power of Your Student Card
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
Study Travel is a form of tourism where people choose to go to a particular place to learn something. It is the perfect way to combine a holiday with some further education. We list 5 points why Cape Town is the best place to learn English!Read more Study Travel | The Education Tourist
Have you ever wondered how many words is enough? Is it intimidating and scary to think that there are over 100 million words in English? Teacher Tiaan gives us a peek into how many words you, as an English learner, need to know and how to increase your vocabulary.Read more English Words – How Many is Enough?
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