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Long term South Africa programmes at EC, Cape Town

From 266.- GBP
295.- EUR
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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 (B2 First, C1 Advanced), 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
170 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

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 266.- GBP
(295.- EUR)
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
12
2505 EUR
5115 EUR
4875 EUR
24
4365 EUR
9555 EUR
9075 EUR
36
6525 EUR
14295 EUR
13575 EUR
Extra week (36+)
180 EUR
395 EUR
375 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 347.- GBP
(385.- EUR)
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
12
3405 EUR
6015 EUR
5775 EUR
24
5685 EUR
10875 EUR
10395 EUR
36
8505 EUR
16275 EUR
15555 EUR
Extra week (36+)
235 EUR
450 EUR
430 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

English for Work

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 347.- GBP
(385.- EUR)
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
12
3405 EUR
6015 EUR
5775 EUR
16
4525 EUR
7995 EUR
7675 EUR
20
5645 EUR
9975 EUR
9575 EUR
Extra week (20+)
280 EUR
495 EUR
475 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

English in the City

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 347.- GBP
(385.- EUR)
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
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Cambridge course (B2 First), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From 2066.- GBP
(2295.- EUR)
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 EUR
4260 EUR
4080 EUR
12
2505 EUR
5115 EUR
4875 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Cambridge course (B2 First) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 week(s)
9 week(s) - From 2795.- GBP
(3105.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 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
Extra week (8+)
340 EUR
EUR
EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2291.- GBP
(2545.- EUR)
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 EUR
4725 EUR
4525 EUR
12
2505 EUR
5115 EUR
4875 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From 2255.- GBP
(2505.- EUR)
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 EUR
5330 EUR
5070 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 3101.- GBP
(3445.- EUR)
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 EUR
5625 EUR
5425 EUR
12
3405 EUR
6015 EUR
5775 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From 3065.- GBP
(3405.- EUR)
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 EUR
6230 EUR
5970 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1265.- GBP
(1405.- EUR)
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
12
3405 EUR
6015 EUR
5775 EUR
16
4525 EUR
7995 EUR
7675 EUR
20
5645 EUR
9975 EUR
9575 EUR
Extra week (20+)
280 EUR
495 EUR
475 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (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

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
Safari (2 days) 310 EUR
B2 First Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (ZAR 2373)
C1 Advanced 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 (B2 First: 09.03, 08.06, 14.12.2019 / C1 Advanced: 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

170 students gave their opinion about this school

51 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
40 years old - Ivory Coast
/ 5
5 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. Je reconais avoir pris une bonne dose de confiance dans le parler. Mon vocabulaire s'est enrichi de notions d'anglais courant. Je crois avoir fait des progrès en listening également. »
School highlights
« La disponibilité du personnel et des enseignants, leur professionalisme. »
16 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (2.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, grâce à l’accompagnement »
16 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 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 (3.5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Preis eher ein bisschen hoch und leider nur Schweizer in der Klasse. Habe den Sprachaufenthalt gebucht um mit Menschen aus anderen Ländern Englisch zu sprechen. In beiden Cambridgeexamen Klassen waren jedoch nur Schweizer, das war nicht optimal für mich. Die Lehrer sind sympathisch und sehr gut ausgebildet.
12 weeks, March – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 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
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe in allen Bereichen dazugelernt. Vor allem im "Writing" habe ich grosse Fortschritte erzielt. »
School highlights
« Nettes Personal, gute Lage, cooles Freizeit Gebot und gut ausgebildete Lehrer. »
33 years old - Guinea
/ 5
6 weeks, April – June 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
27 years old - Spain
/ 5
Me ha gustado mucho Cape Town, un contraste de cultura con lo que estoy acostumbrada a ver en España, es cierto que la ciudad tiene ciertas cosas que pulir todavía pero es preciosa y si sabes por donde moverte no tienes ningún problema. Me ha gustado mucho la escuela, los profesores son muy simpáticos, el único problema que veo es que no tienen un nivel de preadvanced para personas como yo, además de que la mayoría de la gente es de South Arabia, Brasil o Suiza por lo que a veces ellos hablan en su idioma y se hace un poco imposible entablar conversación, pero esto es un punto que por supuesto doy por hecho que la escuela no puede cambiar porque no puede elegir las personas que deciden ir a estudiar inglés a Cape Town La residencia no ha sido un sitio que me haya agradado en general, los estudiantes se unen por países la mayoría de ellos y se hace difícil hacer amigos, además nadie te explica el funcionamiento de la residencia y siempre hay mucho ruido, los estudiantes no respetan las normas y creo que la limpieza podría ser mejorable.
4 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Creo que mi progreso ha sido bajo porque tengo ya un nivel elevado de inglés y me hubiera hecho falta un nivel adaptado a mi, entre upper-intermediate y advanced. »
School highlights
« La amabilidad de todo el personal »
Top tips
« Nadie debe perderse el salto desde el puente más alto del mundo, el fin de semana en la garden route fue de las mejores experiencias que he vivido allí, al igual que visitar table mountain y lion's head, experiencias que no se olvidan »
19 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
6 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 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 (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Dat de school erg klein en overzichtelijk is en de leraren echt alles voor je willen doen en niet echt als leraren voelen maar meer als familie. »
21 years old - France
/ 5
12 weeks, February – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals

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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