The internet is a fantastic source of information and offers everything you could possibly need to learn English. We take a look at how you can use YouTube to learn or improve your English, and offer some tips for more effective self-learning.Read more Using YouTube to Learn English
Not everyone has the time or resources to travel abroad to attend an English exam preparation course. For those who cannot, you can attend a free, 6-week MOOC compiled and administered by the people who create, administer and score the real TOEFL exam. Read more about it here.Read more Free TOEFL Exam Practice
"Everyone has a story. It might or might not be a love story. It can be a story of dreams, friendship, hope, survival or even death. And every story is worth telling. But more than that. it's worth living." (From the novel 'Everyone has a Story' by Savi Sharma). Read about Bernardo's story and his English learning experience in Cape Town here.Read more I’m a Brazilian in Africa!
At the UCT English Language Centre we are surrounded by English students with clear visions of their future. People who have set their goals and are taking action. Read here about what it means to envision your future and how to do it.Read more Envisioning Your Future
There are a variety of options for learning English online these days. In this blog post we explore a growing trend called MOOCS (massive open online courses) which offer an enormous number of different courses available to anyone, mostly for free.Read more Learning English Online – MOOCS
We provide a number of ways you can, and should, practice your English outside the comforts of the English classroom. Remember that learning a language does not stop once class time is over, and it's up to you to maximise every opportunity you get!Read more How Can I Practice my English Outside the Classroom?
Sometimes, the idea of going home to do your English homework after a full day of learning it in class can be tiring and exhausting. We provide some tips for those of you who are learning English intensively and struggling to find the motivation to do homework at the end of a long day too.Read more Tips for Doing your English Homework
Some students may know exactly what they need, or what their English goals are. But many students write to us from all over the world requesting advice and guidance on which course is best for them. Juliette, our Director of Studies, responds to some typical enquiries (edited) we get, and provides some general direction and advice.Read more Which English Course is Right for Me?
What courses are on offer? Which course should I choose? What will my day look like and what are electives? Read here for more info on our courses, schedule and other general information.Read more English Courses and Other General Information
We receive many questions from our international students who are interested in studying at UCT about how to apply for undergraduate studies. University applications can be quite wearisome for anyone, but the process can be even more challenging if you are from abroad. We have put together this blog which explains what you will need, and a step-by-step guide on the process involved in applying for undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town.Read more How to Apply to UCT (Undergraduate)