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Since our establishment in 1991, our school has been training foreigners from all over the world to develop their skills in the English language, whether by means of intensive short sessions or full-time, long term courses.

It is important that we provide a reputable service and therefore we are also an accredited private school registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

We have enjoyed a rich and diverse history over the past decades, forming lasting connections and life-long friendships with students from many different countries.

We assist individuals or groups in planning their trips to South Africa to study English. We are also happy to help with homestay accommodation, travel arrangements, airport transfers, car rentals and most other bookings.

We follow the same principles as all international EFL schools and use similar textbooks. We use the Total  English, Cambridge and the New Headway books as core textbooks. If students wish to keep textbooks, they are available for purchase.

We are situated outside of the city centre in the vibrant and student-centered suburb of Claremont, where it is safe for our students and where accommodation is readily available. Our premises are situated in an office building in close proximity to a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment areas.


We endeavour to guide, assist and support all our foreign students as far as possible so as to make their stay pleasant and interesting while improving their English language skills.


Our school is for adult and young learners who wish to improve or learn English, at all levels. It is not to be compared to a regular school, college or university. On occasion we do accept younger students as well. On completion of their English course, our students are awarded our certificate stating their level of English and the duration of their course.

We assist with all aspects of:

  • Finding Accommodation
  • Travel and leisure
  • Booking tours and trips
  • Opening a bank account (for long term students, done at office once the course has commenced)

Azevedo Alves

Thanks for your commitment to my son Keith, especially to your teachers who as he told me that they were friendly, caring, supportive, etc and as I also noticed in our conversation these days, were only use English, which I understand that he has learnt something. Though, it was very short (3 months almost) but very fruitful and I hope we will make it our favourite language school for the whole family and will also recommend friends willing to learn language in SA.


When I came I was welcomed and the teachers and classmates were kind. I have been here for 3 months, I am happy as my English has improved. This school has skilled teachers I appreciate the way they teach us.


I am in Cape Town English school since July and I have been learning very well, now I can communicate with people better than before I start the school. The school is good. There are polite employers, and good teachers. They teach very well and some lessons are very funny, we laugh a lot and motivate me to learn more about English. The price is good and better than other schools in Cape Town.


My oncoming here, I was scared because it was my first time in an English school. I was wondering if I will understand people’s speaking. But I was afraid for nothing because everyone was welcoming and I could understand them. So being at this school was a very good experience for me. I learned and remembered many things.

Isabelle Dusabe

My adventure in Cape Town is just amazing as well as the personal, professional and discovery level. I was able to make the tour of the region thanks to especially to the weekend safari where I could discover the others magnificent landscapes. South Africa reminded me how I am proud to be African. I thank Manya for her dedication and super organization.

Issa Adoum

Through this email, I want to thank you and your school for everything you’ve done to me. In fact, before i came over there, I could not write or make even a sentence in English but since i’ve been in your school I am trying to do it. In four months, I learned more than I expected because you have a best teaching system with best teachers. For the rest, I am in the process to improve every single day my speaking, listening and writing to be like Obama maybe one day. I have been in some countries but my journey to Cape Town (the most beautiful city I’ve ever visited) and being in your school still one of the best. I hope coming back often. Special recognition to you Monique, Aqueela, Maria, Craig ! Thank you, all the staff of Cape Town School of English you’re different! Again, nice to meet you!


I appreciated very much the seriousness and the kindness of the administrative staff wich is always available to answer all questions. Regarding the English courses, the teacher was perfect : available, listening and patient. But, I think I would have learned a lot more in class if I had been with people with the same age. Indeed, the rhythm of courses was too slow for me and often, I was bored because young students needed a long (very long) time just to do 1 exercise. Fortunately, private courses were possible.


Everyone was friendly with me. In the beginning I was a bit shy but the way that everyone was kind with me and then I started feeling at home. The teachers are like friends with their students but they are still teachers and I know that because I learnt a lot of things. I also like the school because they prepare some activities for the students and it’s nice. Also, when we have student teachers at school its really nice for me because we met a lot of new people, we try some different ways to learn and also do games, it’s good to motivate the students. So I would like to say thank you to everyone that is supporting me during this time that I am here.


I think where I am is the best school because all the good things to help me are here, best teachers such as Maria and Craig, dictionaries, sometimes there is a school outing, games, everything to help me. The classrooms are clean and there is air conditioner and the schooling is very affordable for everyone. It’s the most organised school that I have ever seen before. Cape Town English is where you can improve your English fast!

Janine Moodley

Norman Bernard was my lecturer for 6 months while I completed the Teaching Business English course. I found him to be polite, interested, efficient and particularly detailed in his feedback which assisted me greatly.Norman is an approachable person; he was always there to assist and supported me thoroughly throughout the course. The course itself was enjoyable, informative and challenging. I have learnt a lot.A very big thank you to Norman for his support and professional conduct throughout my course. I would definitely recommend both him and the course to others in future.

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