The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the standard entry exam for many a university and may be required at embassies when making a visa application. There are hundreds of websites offering IELTS preparation courses, classes, tutorials, tips, strategies, do’s and don’ts and the list goes on. However, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start.Read more FIVE Tips on Getting Started with IELTS
We love hearing from past students. We love hearing about their adventures here at ELC and in Cape Town. Diana touched a lot of lives here in Cape Town and certainly made the most of her African adventure.Read more Student Stories | Diana from Colombia
Bruna, who came to Cape Town, with her husband, Guilherme, tells us about her amazing visit to Cape Town and ELC. Here's a sneak peek: "What has been your best memory in Cape Town so far? (a day, or an event, or a weekend…?) I did different things in Cape Town during that time that I have never done before like jumping from the bridge in a bungy jump, hiking Lions Head, kayaking on a river and many others. But my new friends are the best part of that time. Friends from different countries and different cultures. I hope to see them again and who knows visit their countries." It's always about the people!Read more Student Stories | Bruna from Brazil
The student stories series provides real feedback, from real students - unedited and authentic! Diouf, an Advanced student, here at ELC gave us a few tips, about his time here in Cape Town and ELC. A sneak peak: What is the best thing about Cape Town? "To me, the best thing about Cape Town is its diversity. You get to learn a lot from people from all walks of life, and most importantly, as a learner of English, you are exposed to 3 different accents. At least. Which is not a bad thing."Read more Student Stories | Diouf from Senegal
Teachers in the TEFL industry decided to restart Professional Development Workshops to network, share knowledge and best practice. These workshops are led by industry professionals - or anyone with something to share - and hosted by UCT's English Language Centre.Read more Professional Development Workshop for TEFL experts
The friends you make here at ELC while you have this adventure of a lifetime are so important. Here we tell you why.Read more 4 Reasons your Classroom Friends are Important
How well do you know Cape Town? Try our quiz about places and animals in Cape Town to test your knowledge.Read more A Quiz on Cape Town
UCT's English Language Centre is a great place to work and is attracting highly qualified, driven and motivated teachers. Here we interview Annaelle about her experience in this special industry.Read more Teacher Annaelle and her TEFL journey
Which language is the easiest (or most difficult) one to learn? We take a brief look at this question and discuss why answering it is not as straight forward as one may think.Read more Which Language is the Easiest to Learn?
Is it really possible to learn English with whatsapp? The answer is yes, and we show you how this is relevant at the UCT English Language Centre! A very special shout out to our past students who still send us wonderful greetings from afar!Read more How can Whatsapp Help you Learn English at UCT?