Learn English in Cape Town

Excellent, 485 Student reviews

Choose an English course in Cape Town and get to know a new culture that’s worlds away from anything you’ve ever experienced before! Learn English in Cape Town and feel how nature and urban life merge together in this incredible city in the shadow of Table Mountain. Students flock to study English in Cape Town, as it’s the perfect city to combine learning with adventure - discover South Africa for yourself in this diverse city!

Learn English in Cape Town
Cape Town
1 / 10
English schools in Cape Town

Built over the course of the successive colonisations and eventful histories, today Cape Town has become a captivating city that is reinventing itself every year, and you could discover it all on an English course in Cape Town. You’ll be studying English in Cape Town at one of our top-rated partner schools, where you’ll take part in intensive lessons designed to help you make quick progress. As you learn English in Cape Town, you’ll also be surrounded by iconic sights like Signal Hill and V&A Waterfront.

Why study English in Cape Town?

esl capetown language stay 3 column 1
City life
  • This vibrant city offers something for anyone studying English abroad in Cape Town, from walking through tranquil Kirstenbosch to meeting penguins on Boulders Beach!
  • There is so much history in this city, and you can learn more about it at Robben Island or Iziko South African Museum while on an English course in Cape Town.
esl capetown language stay 3 column 2
  • Take the cable car up Table Mountain on a break from studying English in Cape Town to experience the city from a bird’s eye view, or if you’d rather stay on the ground, go sunbathing at Clifton Beach.
  • As you learn English in Cape Town, you can also explore stunning wineries in towns like charming Stellenbosch, founded by the Dutch, or admire whales in their natural habitat in Hermanus.
esl capetown language stay 3 column 3
  • One of three capitals of South Africa, Cape Town is home to a wealth of job opportunities for professionals studying English abroad, from manufacturing to financial services.
  • ESL can also help you find local volunteering opportunities in the city through our partner schools - contact us for more information about opportunities in Cape Town.

Popular questions about studying English in Cape Town:

How much does it cost to live and study in Cape Town?

As you learn English in Cape Town, you can take advantage of the affordable cost of living! You can find plenty of affordable restaurants in the city, where a meal costs less than 10 EUR (180 ZAR). Plus, a single ticket for the bus could cost just 0.50 EUR (8.20 ZAR). Our English courses in Cape Town start from 315 EUR for one week of classes, and you can reach out to ESL for a free quote for your language studies abroad in South Africa.

What are the benefits of studying English in Cape Town?

  • Cape Town is a mix of cultures, traditions, and landscapes, making it the ideal location to study English abroad, developing your language skills while trying something new every single day.
  • An English course in Cape Town will allow you to immerse yourself, not just in the language, but in the beauty of South Africa - its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and incredible blend of cultures.

What type of English courses can I study in Cape Town?

Our partner schools offer a range of English language courses abroad, from standard classes to intensive, and everything in between. Whether you want to use English for work or just to meet new friends, Cape Town’s the ideal location to do that! Some of the language courses abroad in South Africa that we offer include:

  • Lessons from A1 to C1 level, including intensive courses
  • English for Work courses
  • One-to-one Business English lessons
  • Exam preparation courses (B2, C1, IELTS)

Do you have further questions about studying English in Cape Town? 

View other popular destinations

See more exciting destinations you may be interested in