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
Do you want to move to a higher level? This blog explains how we assess our students' progress. It is not just testing! Testing is only a part it.Read more How Do We Measure Your Progress here at ELC?
Do you want to improve your English? Are you already studying 6 hours a day in a classroom? Here are 5 things to do on your own to speed up the learning process.Read more 5 Ways to Improve your English
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
Coming to the English Language Centre is an experience of a lifetime. Students tell us that it is so much more than learning English.Read more It’s So Much More than Learning English!
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 possible to learn a language by only focusing on the grammar? In this blog we argue that in order to learn an English that people actually use and will actually understand today, grammar plays the same role as all the other elements! No one aspect of a language is more important than the other, and learners should approach their English learning in a holistic way.Read more Grammar in the English Language Classroom
Not everyone is the same. And in the EFL classroom, we also recognise that different people learn more effectively in different ways. Discover what type of learner you are in this blog post.Read more What Kind of Learner are you?
What are the benefits of learning English in an international context? What can meeting people from so many different countries and parts of the world teach you? Read our blog post find out more.Read more The Benefits of Learning English in an International Context
" The truth is that you will spend a lifetime learning a language, even if it’s your mother tongue. " Teacher Sean explains why you can't expect to learn English, or any language for that matter fast. He also provides some information on how long you can realistically expect to take to move through the levels.Read more Why you Can’t Learn English in a Week