Our courses are held in small classes, with a maximum of six students per class. This gives us opportunity to get to know our students personally and pay more attention to their progress.
The Acorn Institute is located in a historical farmhouse built around 1860 and it is close to the centre of the town with its shops, nightclubs, museums and restaurants. Moreover, not far from our school students can have a walk or a picnic in the Botanical Gardens.
Grahamstown is the educational centre of the Eastern Cape, home to a world renowned university and top government and private schools. Students come from all over Africa and around the world to take advantage of this ideal learning environment. Rhodes University currently host students from 70 different countries. The vibrant student life offers many opportunities for language practice.
The Eastern Cape is also known as the adventure province of South Africa. This means that there is much to keep students active and entertained when they are not busy with their studies. We are close to beaches, forests, mountains and game reserves. Tours and excursions are an important part of our students’ learning they practice their language skills with native speakers in exciting new environment.
We hope that our students fall in love with the beauty of South Africa and enjoy the hosptality and warmth of her people while they learn English.
- Historical sightseeing
- University student social events
- Rock climbing
- Culture Shock presentation
- On campus events
- Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
- Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
- Work experience / internship with local companies
- On campus
- In hotel/guesthouse
- Host family accommodation without students of same native language
- Host family accommodation