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
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
UCT's English Language Centre is open ALL year round so you can start on any Monday. How does the school year work? Find out more below.Read more How the Year Works at ELC
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
Students from all over the world come to our English school with the intention of learning English, and exploring Cape Town. Most of our students achieve this. But some get the added bonus of falling in love! We have written a blog post in honour of all the love birds at our school, and provide some simple tips for easing the challenge of a long distance relationship. We also highlight all the really amazing things about cross-cultural and -linguistic relationships that share English as the only thing in common.Read more Finding Love in Cape Town
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?
"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!
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?
How do English teachers get their students to speak the language more naturally, and less like " an amateur tennis match without the overuse of grunting noises"? Teacher Tiaan provides us with some tips in this blog post.Read more Speaking English Like a Human
Travelling to a new country can be intimidating and one never knows what to expect. Read about Katrin's experience in Cape Town and as a student of English at UCT English Language Centre. Katrin's bag was packed full of memories when she left Cape Town!Read more ‘Now Now’ or ‘Just Now’… – My three weeks at UCT English Language Centre