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Learn English at the University of Cape Town

As the world becomes more interconnected, English becomes increasingly important as a tool for global communication.  When you enroll in the UCT English Language Centre, you join an international community of students who, like you, have chosen to expand their cultural, academic and professional horizons by learning English with the top University in Africa - the University of Cape Town.

Located in the vibrant, academically diverse Faculty of Humanities at UCT, the English Language Centre at the hub of creativity and innovation. As a UCT student, you will be able to participate in university life and culture, make use of the University's facilities, and take part in social activities, sports clubs and other societies.

At ELC we use a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, putting the student's individual language learning needs at the heart of what we do.  We believe students learn English best when engaged in real-life communication activities, which help them develop strategies for communicative competence.

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Christian, DRC

My aim was successful achieved with qualified and lovely teachers. UCT ELC was better but it can make more than better to become the best not only in Africa but…

Fernanda, Mozambique

I’m very happy. I improved my grammar and pronunciation. The school is family – we had social groups. I would like to come back do my PhD or any other…

Francesca, Italy

I chose to attend my English course at the ELC of the UCT, where I found a very international atmosphere and I met many of my closest friends. …I found a…

Zaki, Saudi Arabia

I hope [to go] back to cape Town to be in ELC again and again and again. It’s my home in South Africa.