Some people feel too old, too shy, or they lack the confidence to learn a different language. We argue that by immersing yourself in the country and speaking only English, you will not only learn English faster, but you will tackle many of your own insecurities along the way. Hard work really does pay off!Read more I’m too Shy to Learn a New Language
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
Wondering if you should do a TEFL course and go abroad to teach English as a foreign language? Here are a couple of reasons which may help you in the decision making process.Read more Teaching English Abroad
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
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)?
In this final part of the 3-part blog series on International Cape Town, we make special mention of past and present students. And we thank all students that have passed through these doors, are still passing through these doors today, or are yet to come, for teaching us so much about the world and for giving us a glimpse into cultures so very different from our own.Read more International Cape Town! Part 3/3
Wondering who you might have sitting next to you in class at the UCT English Language Centre? We have highlighted a few more countries of past and present students, but this time with some interesting, fun or funny facts! Find out who introduced the world to chocolate, or which country is the oldest in Europe!Read more International Cape Town! Part 2/3
Thinking of going abroad to study English? And Cape Town is at the top of your list but you are a bit concerned about safety and security? This is a very real and legitimate worry, considering you will be leaving what you know and trust at home. Read our top tips here about safety and security in Cape Town. And believe us, Cape Town is no different from any other city in the world - just possibly, maybe, more beautiful?Read more Safety and Security in Cape Town
When choosing where to go and study English, the accommodation you choose is as important as the course and school you end up choosing. Catherine highlights three options available to language students in Cape Town.Read more Student Accommodation Options for Language Students in Cape Town
Teacher Kirsty explores the concept of a single 'English' language. Read what she concludes on the topic of English versus Englishes!Read more Which English?? Are we heading towards an ‘International English’?