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EC language school in Cape Town

From 2125.- EUR
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The school

Beginner to Advanced
School size
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Libya, Brazil, Switzerland, etc..
2 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 study setting of choice, just minutes from the waterfront and the city centre. State-of-the-art equipment will help you 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 access. 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 (internship)
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Internship placement fee

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Intensive course + internship

Beginner to Advanced, 4 - 8 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 2125.- EUR
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 - 8 week(s)
Beginner to Advanced
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
08:30-14:00 or 12:30 -17:30 (“zigzag” schedule)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
2125 EUR
3015 EUR
2935 EUR
3485 EUR
5235 EUR
5075 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 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.


Safari (2 days) 310 EUR
Accommodation during work placement (per week)
Host family/single room/half board
215 EUR
Accommodation during work placement (per week)
Host family/single room/half board (private bathroom)
270 EUR
Accommodation during work placement (per week)
Student House /single room/no meals
250 EUR
Accommodation during work placement (per week)
Student House/double room/no meals
200 EUR
Student House Deposit (to be paid on site) (Price on request)
High season supplement, Course (07.01-29.03.2019) 20 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (05.01-30.03.2019 Consult our online quote calculator)
Airport transfer (Cape Town) (one-way)
Without booking accommodation through the school
50 EUR

Other accommodation options

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)

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.

Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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Value for money
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2 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr gute Schule.Liebe hilfsbereite Lehrer.Ich würde sofort wieder diese Schule wählen.
8 weeks, March – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Hervorragend Schule und LehrerInnen.Sensationelle unterstützung durch Monica (Adm. Schulleitung) und Front desk (Rifqua). Unbedingt weiter zu empfehlen (Schule, Personal, Lage und Unterkunft)Einziges Problem: Viele Bettler und kuriose Gestalten (nachts) in Town.
5 weeks, August – September 2016
Value for money (5 / 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
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
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Florie Pingoud
Florie Pingoud
EC Cape Town
Duration: 16 weeks

My name is Florie Pingoud. I combined a course with an internship in South Africa, more specifically in Cape Town. My role during the internship was to take part in a project to help refugees and migrants defend their rights in the country. This included dealing with interesting issues such as Gay and lesbian rights, HIV, violence against women and refugee rights. Working and studying English in this context helped me learn much more about South Africa. I had lots of fun there and the place is beautiful. I believe South Africa still has a long way to go to become a totally safe country and a mixed-race nation, but I enjoyed learning more about that. My aim is to finally find a job in an NGO as an anthropologist.

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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 will feel at home and be able to practise your English daily in total confidence. The families are situated around 30 minutes by bus away from the school. You will stay in a single or double room with half board provided daily.

New Church Street residence
You’ll stay in a Victorian house with single, double and triple rooms, a 25-minute walk from the school (or a 10-minute bus ride). Some of the rooms are en-suite, while others share a bathroom. Towels and bed linen are included, as well as the Wi-Fi and the daily cleaning service from Monday to Friday. Relax in the TV lounge, cook in the kitchen and enjoy the stunning view of Table Mountain from the balcony! Laundry facilities are available at an extra cost. The residential area of Lion’s Head is vibrant and full of bars, restaurants and shops... Enjoy it!

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

15 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
10 minutes
10 minutes
10 minutes


All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 7:00 am
Saturday until 10:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
EUR 100 - credit card details to be completed on site


Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No


Reception desk No
Smoking area
Outside only
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Free - 1 washing machine / 1 dryer
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
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

4 rooms
~15 m2
1 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Shared room
1 rooms
~18 m2
Triple room
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
Shared showers
3 students per bathroom
3 times per week
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access No
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

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