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Quick ‘n easy recipes for students

Studying English doesn’t always leave much time for creating extravagant meals. But we’ve got you. With our tips, you’ll be whipping up yummy dishes with minimal fuss and cost. You’ll also pick up some useful vocabulary at the same time. Bonus!

17 Nov 2023

It’s Q&A time!

In the first of our regular student profiles, ELC’s friendly Diana Cortes Moreno from Colombia answers our questions about living and studying in the fair Cape.

10 Oct 2023

How to, like, use like in English

If you don’t like how confusing ‘like’ is in English, fear not. You’re just one click away from understanding how to use this sometimes unlikeable English word.

04 Oct 2023

Student Newsletter Edition #1

At ELC, we place a strong emphasis on developing writing skills. We’re pretty proud of our students, who put together the very first ELC student newsletter, sharing their news and views. Check it out here.

13 Sep 2023

Avoid this IELTS Writing Mistake!

Planning on taking IELTS soon? Then you absolutely must read this post to learn about one of the most common IELTS writing mistakes, and improve your IELTS writing score!

31 Aug 2023

Cape Town on a Shoestring

From animal encounters to action-packed scooter rides, we’ve rounded up a list of bucket list activities in Cape Town that won’t break the bank.

26 Aug 2023

Fun Activities to Boost your English

There are tons of outdoor activities in Cape Town that are not only fun, but a great way to improve your English. Get the full scoop here!

15 Aug 2023

Top Student Questions Answered!

Do you want to know how you can improve your English fluency? How to approach learning grammar? We answer some of students’ top questions about English learning here.

15 Aug 2023

Living in Cape Town: slang 101

Howzit bro! If you had no idea what I just said, and you’re eager to mingle with Cape Town locals, then be sure to check out this post on some useful local lingo.

27 Jul 2023

Top IELTS Writing Mistakes

Wondering how to improve your IELTS Writing score? Check out our post with professional tips to avoid common mistakes.

06 Jul 2023

Business English Phrases from Sport

Business and sport have a lot in common – competitiveness, teamwork… and English phrases. So, if you want to “knock it out of the park” at work, check out this post.

16 Jun 2023

Don’t say this… Say this!

Time to trade in those overused phrases for new ones that will make you sound so much more au naturel in English.

31 May 2023

IELTS Speaking: Friends and Family

Not sure how to prep for IELTS Speaking? Steal some ideas from our teachers, who share their own answers to common IELTS questions about the topic, ‘Friends and Family’.

08 May 2023

‘Murder Mystery’ and Modal Verbs

Welcome to our Murder Mystery Grammar Party, where you get to puff on your Sherlock Holmes e-cigarette (pipes are so 19th century) and solve a movie murder mystery using Past…

13 Apr 2023

Money, money, money!

Money… It makes the world go round. So naturally we talk about it pretty often. Instead of memorising lists of vocabulary about it though, we invite you to sit back, relax, and watch a series. Yes, really!

09 Feb 2023

Get to grips with the Third Conditional

If you’re a fan of this classic film, or if you haven’t watch it yet, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a great movie for mastering the Third Conditional.

21 Jan 2023

Second Conditional according to Queen B

What do Beyoncé, the ultra-cool international superstar, and the not so ultra-cool grammar topic, the Second Conditional, have in common? Read this post to find out.

16 Jan 2023