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Student Stories | Pam Augustijn

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.

26 May 2016

Juliette Hartmann - ELC Director of Studies, Simon Harrison - ELC Director, Prof Sakhela Buhlungu, Dean of Humanities

PRESS RELEASE – UCT English Language Centre Launch

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.

20 May 2016

English Speaking Exam

5 Things NOT TO DO in your English Speaking Exam

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!

12 May 2016

IELTS_Academic Writing Task

Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (2/2)

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?

06 May 2016

Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (part 1/2)

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.

03 May 2016

There are no strangers...blog post

3 ways to meet people in Cape Town and improve your English!

Learning English in a foreign country can seem pretty scary. If you are worried about how to make new friends in Cape Town, or are looking for fresh ideas for practicing and improving your English, then check out these 3 great ideas by teacher Christelle!

28 Apr 2016

New Vocabulary

What is the Best Way to Remember New Vocabulary?

Language learners encounter so many new words, and it can seem like an impossible task to remember them all. Teacher Alex provides us with 4 tips on how to remember new vocabulary without having to memorise a dictionary!

25 Apr 2016

Teacher Christelle in Action

Teacher Stories | Christelle

Teacher Christelle uncovers her journey into the TEFL industry and reveals how, ultimately, TEFL has been her calling from early on.

18 Apr 2016

Sound Waves

Do English Speakers ‘Swallow’ their Words?

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.

22 Mar 2016

Student Mariana Costa Learning English

Mariana Costa is Loving Cape Town!

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.

15 Mar 2016