UCT English Language Centre

The UCT English Language Centre offers a wide range of English Language courses, including conversational English, business English, and preparation courses for the IELTS (International English Language Test System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), FCE (First Certificate in English) or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) exams. Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme is designed for students who need to use English in a University context, and covers topics including essay writing, giving presentations and dealing with academic texts.

In addition to the classroom-based lessons, ELC also offers experiential learning experiences called Language Excursions. Unique out of the classroom conversation classes in the afternoon are combined with General English classes in the morning. These Language Excursions will help you to put your new language skills to use while meeting and encountering the people of Cape Town.

The English Language Centre is located right in the centre of Cape Town, giving you easy access to all the attractions, shops, and cafes. It also offers a wide range of English language courses to suit your needs. Accommodation is provided either in a student residence (only 18-minute walk from the school) or with local host families, which is an amazing way to get to know the South-African culture.


  • Offers a wide range of English language courses
  • Provides access to avenues of student life at UCT
  • Covers huge range of topics within its courses



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