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
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
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