Inspiration and Partnership

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Inspiration and Partnership

One of the best things about being a teacher is when our hard work is recognized by our pupils. This feedback is a great fuel for us to keep on doing what we do.

Six months ago we said See you soon to one of these very special students, Fernando.

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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

How to Learn English Faster: 23 Tips for EFL Students

23 Tips to Help you Learn English Faster

English can be a daunting language to learn. It’s full of contradictions and odd rules and pronunciations, its idiosyncrasies are what makes it interesting, but it can be a challenge if you’re new to it – and even if you’re not! This is why we want to offer you some useful tips on how to speed up the process of learning this complex language, so that you’ll be fluent before you know it. Read more

Where’s the Most Beautiful Country in the World?

Cape Town

South Africa voted MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD by Buzzfeed users!

A recent article from Buzzfeed ranked South Africa as number 1 of the 20 most beautiful countries in the world. This is just another reason to choose Cape Town as the place to study English – where else can you learn English and explore so much beauty?

Here is what they had to say:


This country sweeps international travel prizes and has travellers raving about its beauty so much that Read more

Learn English in Cape Town

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.

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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.