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?
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)
Read this blog to find out more about our class scheduling and timetable and also choose the course that best suits your needs and requirements.Read more Class Schedule at ELC
What is English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and who is this course aimed at? Find out the main differences between EAP and general English courses here, and if this course is something you could benefit from.Read more English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
It may seem like studying for an English exam is totally different from studying for that biology exam in high school, but while the subject matter and content might differ, the same study rules apply! Read on for some studying tips.Read more Preparing to Write an English Exam
Many students wonder how long it will take them to move up to the next English level, and while this is a very difficult question to answer because every student is different and has a different background and many other factors, there are some general guidelines.Read more Moving to the Next English Level
What is IELTS, and who needs to take this test? For many international students interested in studying at a university where English is the language of instruction, they will be required to pass this test with a specific band. Find out more in this blog post.Read more What is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)?
Find out all about teacher Christelle in this interview where she describes how her journey into teaching English as a foreign language began. She also reveals what she loves about teaching English, and what some of the real challenges are in this profession.Read more Teacher Christelle and her Journey to Becoming an English Teacher
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?Read more Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (2/2)
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.Read more Strategies for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (part 1/2)