What’s it like living in Cape Town?

What’s it like living in Cape Town?

Choosing where to study English is a complicated decision to make. You may be filled with many doubts, like what is the country and culture like? Is the city friendly? How much does it cost to live there? What will your experience be like? What can you do? These are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself when trying to decide where to go.

We were lucky enough to have a very special student spend a few months with us earlier this year. Vanessa is a Brazilian journalist who decided to study English in Cape Town, and she made a video talking about her experiences while living in Cape Town.

Here we would like to share what she had to say with you. Read more

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Reasons to learn English in Cape Town #3: HAPPINESS

Cape Town is full of fun and sunshine. And the people that live here love that! Known as Capetonians, the people who live in Cape Town are seen as the happiest and most laid-back* people in South Africa. Which is probably why 1.9 million people moved to Cape Town between 1996 and 2011.

Enjoy this video and you will understand what everyone is talking about.

With thanks to Mr Pharell Williams for visiting our city and inspiring this video.

* Laid-back – /leɪd/bak/ (ADJECTIVE) Informal: Relaxed and easy-going.

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Reasons to learn English in Cape Town #2: ADVENTURE

Some of us are looking for something more when we travel – we want to discover more, experience more and do more. We want adventure! A city like Cape Town has a lot to offer, but there is more than what meets the tourist’s eye.

Watch this video to see what locals get up to in Cape Town and you’ll understand what our students see in this city filled with possibilities.

With thanks to Bryn North for the excellent video.

Twitter : https://twitter.com/Brynnorth

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Reasons to learn English in Cape Town #1: BEAUTY

Deciding to leave your home and travel half way around the world can be a daunting* idea. But when you see what a city like Cape Town has to offer, it makes the decision a little easier.

Take a look at this beautiful time-lapse video by the talented photographer Brendon Wainwright and you’ll see why so many of our students choose Cape Town as the city to learn English in.

Check out more of Brendon Wainwright’s work here.

* Daunting: /ˈdɔːntɪŋ/ (ADJECTIVE) Causing fear or discouragement, intimidating.

The Student Experience Post 2

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AT ENGLISH ONE

We continue our blogging project with the cadets from OSM Marine with the second post from the students at English One. The idea is that these posts offer our students a chance to share their experiences in Cape Town with the rest of the world, and to give them the opportunity to express themselves in English by using the language they have learnt in class.

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The Student Experience Post 1

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AT ENGLISH ONE

In trying to help our students develop their English skills on every possible level, we are proud to announce the first in a series of blog posts created and written by our students. The idea is that these posts offer our students a chance to share their experiences in Cape Town with the rest of the world, and to give them the opportunity to express themselves in English by using the language they have learnt in class.

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There’s a first time for everything!

Abdallah Alsayari enjoying the last few days of summer one one of Cape Town's finest beaches!

Abdallah Alsayari enjoying the last few days of summer one one of Cape Town’s finest beaches!

Last week English One‘s student, Abdallah Alsayari visited Muizenburg with his friends where they saw many people surfing. Although they never did this before, they decided to rent surfing boards and try it out. Read more