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!
What is the relationship between an agency and a school, and what does a good agent do? We also highlight three agencies that paid ELC a visit.Read more ELC Representatives | Agents
Checking out what's on offer for students after class hours is usually not the first priority for a student looking for a language school or destination. But a social programme is an important component of your English language trip. Read why here.Read more Social Programmes – What’s the Point?
Using authentic materials in class keeps things interesting, and can be loads fo fun for teachers and students. Here's an idea for using a famous 'song' called 'Wear Sunscreen'.Read more Authentic Materials – Wear Sunscreen!
If you are wondering how to make the most of your time in Cape Town by doing something more philanthropic, then volunteering might be something for you. Jonathan, from Volunteering Cape Town, gives us some info on the area of Hout Bay, where his company is located, and the many things you can do there.Read more Volunteering in Cape Town
We all know that if you want to experience a place properly, then you should do it through the eyes (taste buds, ears, senses...) of a local. Teacher Nobs shares her favourite places to eat in Stellenbosch, where she lives and explains why she loves these places so much.Read more Like a Local: Stellenbosch
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
English for Academic Purposes is a very specific type of English course aimed at students who wish to improve their academic English. Teacher Alex, the EAP course designer and facilitator briefly explains what EAP is.Read more EAP – English for Academic Purposes