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UCT English Language Centre

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32-37 Orange Street, Gardens , Cape Town (view map)
100% (5 reviews)

About UCT English Language Centre

The English Language Centre (ELC) 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.

At ELC we use a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, putting the student's individual language learning needs at the heart of what we do. We believe students learn English best when engaged in real-life communication activities, which help them develop strategies for communicative competence.
ELC also organises weekly social activities, so you can explore Cape Town and the nearby area with your friends. In addition, you also have access to over 100 UCT student societies and over 40 sports clubs (incl. Film Society, Wine and Cultural Society or Surfing, Wakeboarding and Football club.)

ELC focuses on your individual needs and learning style, and gets you communicating confidently from the start. Whether you want to learn English for conversational or business use, or to complete the IELTS, TOEFL, FCE or CAE exams, there is an English course tailored to your needs.
Courses Available:
Adults (Usually +16 years)
General English
General English and Language Excursions
IELTS Preparation
Business English
Academic English
Exam Preparation
Teacher Training
Online Course
Pathway Programme

Sports

  • Climbing
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Riding
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Diving
  • Hang gliding
  • Squash

Additional Services

  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Student Residence

Work and Further Studies

  • Language and Au pair study
  • Work experience / internship with local companies

Activities

  • Architecture
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Art / Painting
  • Art history
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Fashion
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Photography
  • Volunteering
  • University student social events
  • Rock climbing
  • Professional Sports events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

Courses

General English

96% 4 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Small, 2-5 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One

Levels: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate, Basic

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: University campus

Our General English courses are ideal if you use English for everyday purposes. We offer year-round general English courses for all levels, from Elementary to Advanced, starting every Monday. With courses ranging from 20 to 30 lessons a week, we have a course to suit different budgets, daily schedules and language learning needs.

English Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Location Type: University campus

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CAE, Cambridge CPE

On the standard IELTS preparation course you will study 20 lessons a week from 9.00 to 13.00. The course will focus on training exam strategies in the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Can also be combined with English for Academic Purposes or Business English in the afternoon in an Intensive or Semi Intensive courses.

English Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 18-70

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: University campus

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme is offered as an afternoon elective to students taking an intensive or semi intensive course. It is aimed at students who are planning to study a postgraduate or undergraduate degree at UCT or another university where English is the medium of instruction.

Business English

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This course is for students aged: 18-70

Levels: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate

Location Type: University campus

Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

The Business English course takes place in the afternoons twice or four times a week, and is combined with a Standard course in the morning.

English online

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This course is for students aged: 18-70

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk

Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced

The Collaborative Online Learning Programme is an approach to online language education that puts the student at the heart of the learning process. Using interactive group and project work, we create a dynamic and authentic learning environment for learners to participate in and to learn together. Lessons can be taken part time (two days a week) or full time (Monday to Friday), with two different time slots to allow for greater flexibility.

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UCT English Language Centre

Brazil   

studied General English

A great learning experience

I had a great time at Kurus, I improved my English, learned a lot about the culture of South Africa and met new friends.
Kurus English has the best team of teachers and adminstrative team.
I'm grateful for everything.

I'll always recomend Kurus

Best Regards from Brazil!

Suzane

posted 3 years ago

UCT English Language Centre

Germany   

studied Tailor made English courses

language culture discovery + private

Great experience!

posted 4 years ago

UCT English Language Centre

  

Thank you very much, dear Melanie. It was great having you here!

posted 4 years ago

UCT English Language Centre

Germany   

studied General English

Awesome

I took part in a two weeks course in February 2010 and it was the best experience in my life.
The teachers were very helpful and friendly, the language experiences / excursions were interessting and I felt perfect all the time.
I think it's one of the best schools in Cape Town and I'll recommend the school all the time.
Kind regards from Hamburg, Germany

posted 8 years ago

UCT English Language Centre

South Africa   

studied General English

Great learn experience!!!

It is quite dificult to find the balance between learning and fun. However, in my experience in Kurus English one could say they really have created that balance. It was very interesting to see how the language excursions work - integrating the language with the culture and the reality of the country. It was a great learning experience and also different. Kurus English has a very profesional adminstrative team and a highly qualified teachers team who make all that possible.

posted 8 years ago

UCT English Language Centre

Germany   

studied General English

Unforgettable

I took part in a two weeks course in April 2013. It was just great. Everybody did a great job. I learned much and had lots of fun. The excursions gave a great and vivid impression of Cape Town, and I met a lot of interesting people. I would never have seen all this on my own. I especially enjoyed the excursions dealing with food and cuisine and even cooked boboti several times at home.

Shortly: I had a phantastic time at Kurus and in Cape Town which left marks on me. A warm "Thank you" to all staff at Kurus. I can and will recommend your school!

All the best from Germany.

Angelika

posted 8 years ago

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