English school in Cape Town: EC

From 295.- EUR
approx 255.- GBP
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Key points

  • Beautiful natural environment
  • Modern facilities, school recently renovated
  • Excellent leisure program
  • Test center for Cambridge exam

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Libya, Brazil, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
158 authentic opinions

Study English in the heart of Cape Town! With stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, our partner school offers a prime study setting just minutes from the waterfront and the city centre. State-of-the-art equipment will help you make progress with the language, including interactive whiteboards in all 12 classrooms. Other facilities include a large library, several self-access computers and free Wi-Fi. Find out what’s on in Cape Town at the reception area and socialise with the other participants from all over the world in the student lounge. Nearby Long Street is brimming with hip shops and cafés where you can experience the lively city atmosphere!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 295.-
(about GBP 255.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
295
540
520
2
545
1005
965
3
795
1470
1410
4
1045
1935
1855
6
1545
2865
2745
8
2045
3795
3635
12
2505
5115
4875
16
3325
6795
6475
24
4365
9555
9075
Extra week (24+)
180
395
375
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 385.-
(about GBP 333.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
385
630
610
2
725
1185
1145
3
1065
1740
1680
4
1405
2295
2215
6
2085
3405
3285
8
2765
4515
4355
12
3405
6015
5775
16
4525
7995
7675
24
5685
10875
10395
Extra week (24+)
235
450
430
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English for Work

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 385.-
(about GBP 333.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English for Work)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
385
630
610
2
725
1185
1145
3
1065
1740
1680
4
1405
2295
2215
6
2085
3405
3285
8
2765
4515
4355
12
3405
6015
5775
16
4525
7995
7675
Extra week (16+)
280
495
475
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English in the City

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 385.-
(about GBP 333.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 English in the City)
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
385
630
610
2
725
1185
1145
3
1065
1740
1680
4
1405
2295
2215
6
2085
3405
3285
8
2765
4515
4355
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From EUR 2295.-
(about GBP 1983.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
9 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
9
2295
4260
4080
12
2505
5115
4875
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From EUR 3105.-
(about GBP 2682.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
9 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
9
3105
5070
4890
12
3405
6015
5775
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From EUR 2545.-
(about GBP 2199.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
10
2545
4725
4525
12
2505
5115
4875
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From EUR 2505.-
(about GBP 2164.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12+1
2505
5330
5070
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
18.03.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From EUR 3445.-
(about GBP 2976.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
10
3445
5625
5425
12
3405
6015
5775
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From EUR 3405.-
(about GBP 2942.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12+1
3405
6230
5970
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
18.03.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1405.-
(about GBP 1214.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 IELTS)
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
4
1405
2295
2215
8
2765
4515
4355
12
3405
6015
5775
16
4525
7995
7675
Extra week (16+)
280
495
475
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
Safari (2 days) 310 EUR
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (ZAR 2373)
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (ZAR 2500)
IELTS exam fee (Exam fees to be paid online www.ielts.org - ZAR 4000)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (05.01-30.03.2019) 20 EUR
Student House Deposit (to be paid on site) 100 EUR
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 09.03, 08.06, 14.12.2019 / CAE: 16.03, 07.12.2019)
on request
High season supplement, Accommodation (05.01-30.03.2019: between 15 EUR and 30 EUR per week)
Consult our online price calculator
Airport transfer (One-way -CPT: without booking accommodation through the school) 50 EUR

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC Cape Town.

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, half board
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, single room, no meals (New Church Street)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (New Church Street)
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom) (New Church Street, ensuite bathroom)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

159 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, February – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
29 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
48 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Dynamisme et réactivité de l'école. À l'écoute. »
49 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« La diversité culturelle des participants.L'école est bien gérée par son directeur et son équipe. »
57 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Kapstadt ist wunderschön mit sehr vielen Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Das einzige Problem ist die Kriminalität welche man aber kaum zu spüren bekommt wenn man mit gesundem Menschenverstand handelt Hauptsächlich Schweizer; Brasilianer und Araber. Hauptsächlich Schweizer und Brasilianer in der Residenz. Die Zimmer waren okey um darin zu schlafen. Man kann nicht zu viel komfort erwarten.
19 weeks, November 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich konnte mein Englisch sicher verbessern aber aufgrund des examkurses. Im Generellkurs habe ich nicht soviele fortschritte machen können. »
School highlights
« Sehr gute Infrastruktur, Personal hat immer geholfen wenns Probleme gav. »
45 years old - Germany
/ 5
Kapstadt war zu Recht meine erste Wahl für den Kurs "English for Work". Die Stadt hat unheimlich viel zu bieten. In den 4 Wochen wurde es mir keine Minute langweilig. Ich hatte vor meiner Anreise kleine Bedenken bezüglich der Sicherheit. Diese waren eher unbegründet. Natürlich gilt es, einige Regeln einzuhalten. (Im Dunklen fährt man Uber. Man hat nicht viel Bargeld dabei und trägt keinen Schmuck, usw.) Ansonsten heißt es: einfach genießen. Jeder kommt auf seine Kosten! Die Schule liegt zentral und ist auch mit dem myCityBus gut (und sehr günstig) zu erreichen. Mittags geht man zu Food Lovers mit einer großen Auswahl an Gerichten für jeden Geldbeutel. Die Waterfront ist immer einen Bummel wert und in 10 min zu Fuß zu erreichen. Nicht in allen Klassenräumen gab es Tische. Wir hatten Stühle mit aufklappbaren Tischchen, dei schon recht schief waren. Das wird auf Dauer unangenehm. Die Technik war modern und angemessen. Ich mochte sowohl die Unterrichtsmaterialien von National Geografic als auch die unterschiedlichen Unterrichtsmethoden meiner 3 Lehrer. Die Mischung aus Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, Grammar war genau richtig. Manchmal war das Tempo sehr hoch. Ein bisschen mehr Wiederholung zuvor behandelter Themen wäre toll gewesen.
4 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Definitiv! Ich war 4 Wochen vor Ort. Um ein nächstes Level zu erreichen braucht man ca. 10 Wochen. Das war also auch nicht meine Erwartung. In allen Skills fühle ich mich allerdings jetzt ein gutes Stück sicherer. Ich denke, meine Sätze haben nun mehr "Qualität". »
School highlights
« Die Schule hat einen absolut positiven Spirit. Den hat man nach 3 Tagen schon adaptiert udn das fühlt sich gut an.Meine drei Lehrer waren toll und sehr unterschiedlich. Das war sehr zielführend. Der Unterricht war immer perfekt und bedacht vorbereitet. »
Top tips
« Must do´s in Kapstadt:- Tafelberg (Freitags Studenten-Sprezialpreis!), gerne auch erst 16/17 Uhr hochfahren und bis Sonnenuntergang bleiben- Sunset auf Signal Hill- Restaurant Galbi (Long Street, Barbecue direkt im Tisch)- CitySightseeingBus - 2 Tages-Ticket, rote, blaue, lila (!) Route- Ausflug zum Cape of Good Hope inkl. Pinguine in Boulders Beach (z.B. auch mit CitySightseeing)- Beaches: Camps Bay inkl. Restaurants, Clifton 4th (v.a. wenn es ein windiger Tag ist)- Waterfront - insbesondere Samstags oft richtig gute Livemusik, "Saltes Butter Caramel"-icecream bei Gelato Mania »
52 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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« L'accueil et le soutien vraiment parfait »
26 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« - sehr nette und hilfsbereite Mitarbeiter- unglaublich nette Lehrer- kleinere, familiäre Schule »

Testimonials

Laëtitia Luccisano
Laëtitia Luccisano
EC, Cape Town
Duration: 4 weeks

Cape Town is a sunny town that is full of colours; it is a destination where the landscapes as well as the mix of welcoming and smiling people fill you with delight. It is a destination where you can stop and admire the sunset, and also a destination where you can dance… you would almost forget that you are there to improve your English. But the teachers are so friendly and dynamic that they know how to make you work with a good spirit! Whatever happens, you always shed a tear when you leave this international atmosphere and this town where some eventually decide to settle down for good!

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Guillaume Delez
Guillaume Delez
EC, Cape Town 
Duration: 13 weeks

The aim of my trip was not only to take a Cambridge exam, but also to combine studies with pleasure. In Cape Town, I made the most out of every day! The EC school was certainly the best aspect of my trip. The teachers were exceptional and encouraged me to always do my best. What’s more, there were only 6 students in my class, which enabled me to improve my English very fast. I was staying at the residence "Mountain View". The rooms were nice and spacious. It is the perfect accommodation option in order to meet students from all over the world. When I arrived in Cape Town, I immediately knew that it was the best place to learn English. They are plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs to enjoy yourself. I had the chance to visit unique places like Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape of Good Hope, etc…. I am extremely grateful to ESL for recommending the EC school in Cape Town to me. I would not have wanted to go anywhere else to take my Cambridge exam, discover new places and have fun.

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Florine Cottet
Florine Cottet
EC, Cape Town 
Duration: 13 weeks

I liked Cape Town a lot. It is a very active city where you can do many activities. The landscapes and atmosphere are amazing and the inhabitants are very friendly. I stayed in a residence. It was modern and always clean. Sharing the accommodation with people of so many different nationalities was a pleasure. Talking with other students enabled me to share my experience while improving my English skills. The teachers were excellent. They were not only teachers: you could talk to them if you had any problem. It was important to me and I was glad about that. I strongly recommend the EC school ! My three months in Cape Town went by so quickly and this experience will remain engraved on my memory forever.

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Host family
Staying with a host family in Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the best ways to practise the language and immerse yourself in the South African culture. All the host families are chosen with the greatest care by our partner school, so that you'll feel right at home and be able to practise your English daily in total confidence. The families live around 15-30 minutes by bus from the school, and you'll stay in a single room or twin room with half-board provided daily.

Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.

New Church Street residence
Located in the vibrant residential area of Lion’s Head, close to Long Street’s shops and bars, this Victorian house offers single, double and triple rooms; some of them are en-suite, while others share a bathroom. Enjoy the kitchen, the TV lounge and the wonderful view of Table Mountain from the balcony! Bed linen and towels are provided, Wi-Fi is free and there’s a daily cleaning service from Monday to Friday. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available on site. The school is 25 minutes away on foot, but it’s also reachable by bus (10 minutes).

Mountain View Residence

General information

The residence is situated in a quiet residential area at the foot of Signal Hill and has stunning panoramic views of Table Mountain, the city and the harbour. Mountain View Residence is only a 10 minute walk from the famous Long Street, which is home to a huge variety of trendy restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Within 15 minutes’ walk of the residence is a choice of supermarkets, shops and the city centre.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
School is in a walking distance
Average public transport cost:
No need to use transportation
Walking distance to public transport:
15 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
15 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 07:00
Saturday until 10:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
EUR 100 - credit card details to be completed on site
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area
Outside only
No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
Free - 1 washing machine / 1 dryer
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
4 rooms
~15 m2
Yes
Twin
1 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Yes
Shared room
1 rooms
~18 m2
Triple room
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets
3 students per bathroom
Yes
Shared showers
3 students per bathroom
Yes
Cleaning
3 times per week
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Tiles
Yes
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

Milner Road Student House

General information

The accommodation nestles on the slopes of Signal Hill in cosmopolitan Sea Point, in close proximity to the city centre, V&A waterfront and popular Cape Town beaches. Milner House is situated close to the Main Street in Sea Point, where one can hop on a minibus. Shops, supermarkets and coffee bars are within 10 minutes of the house.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
Approximately 20 minutes by taxi, 30 minutes by mini bus or a 45-minute walk
Average public transport cost:
The cost of a taxi is about 4 euro and public mini bus 2 euro
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
15 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 09:00
Saturday until 10:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
100 Euro. Credit card details are completed on a form
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area
Outside
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
1 washing machines and 1 dryer. R40.00 (approximately 4 Euro) per load
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
Off road parking only
No
Parking (bicycles)
Off road parking only
No
Swimming pool
May be closed due to drought.
Yes
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Twin
8 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Twin room is available for a single travelling student
Yes
Air conditioning
Provided on request
No
Heating
Provided on request
No
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet
3 rooms have Ensuite Bathroom
Yes
Ensuite shower
3 rooms have Ensuite Shower
Yes
Wash basin
5 rooms have Ensuite Wash Basin
Yes
Shared toilets
2-3
Yes
Shared showers
2-3
Yes
Cleaning
House is cleaned 5 times a week
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Some rooms have carpets, wooden floors and kitchen area tiled
Yes
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

Our partner school organises a wide range of sports, (multi) cultural activities and excursions. In Cape Town, the offer is so vast it would be almost impossible not to find an activity to suit you: hiking, horse riding, fishing, sailing, diving, rafting, golf… and surfing too, of course! Don’t hesitate to take the time to visit “Tsitsikamma”, a beautiful nature reserve on both land and water. If you want to admire the majestic ballet of sea mammals, don’t miss Hermanus Bay. In the evening, having spent long hours enjoying the beach, meet at the Café Caprice to taste a local wine with your friends and let yourself be captivated by the carnal rhythms of traditional African music.

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