There are a number of language schools that specialise in teaching English.
The ones recommened by this site are the well known Cape Communication
, the Cape Town Language Centre http://www.geosct.co.za
and Good Hope Studies http://www.ghs.co.za.
But English is not the only language you
can learn here. Here you can also learn German, French, Afrikaans,
Japanese and many more.
The Cape Communication Centre which is part
of the LAL Language Centres, is located on 219 Main Rd, Greenpoint
close to the town centre and a nice beachfront area. It is
a highly recommended language school for English due to good
teachers and lessons. In addition it has agreements with cheap
accommodation options in close vicinity to the school’s
The Cape Town Language Centre also comes
highly recommended and is located at no. 32 St Georges Mall,
in the town centre. It is literally located in the middle
of the city and is close to many amenities (museums, shopping,
restaurants, craft markets and many more). They offer general,
intensive as well as business english courses for the more
advanced. Accommodation can also be arranged through them
when a student.
Good Hope Studies has two offices, one in
the City centre and one in the Southern Suburbs. The city
office is also located in St Georges Mall whereas the suburbs
office is located in the quiet upmarketed residential area
Also note that when you don’t have
your own transport, it might be better for you to live close
to the institution where you are doing your course. For this
purpose, the city centre is a logical place to locate yourself
as most language schools and other amenities are closely situated
The above schools are located in safe parts
of Cape Town. However when traveling on foot at night, always
try traveling with someone. Always stay alert and if you have
a vehicle that is parked on street, remove the radio (if removable)
and leave any valuables out of site. During day-time the mini-bus
taxis can be used to and from the language schools. They are
cheap and quick, but not recommended for longer trips and
traveling at night.
These language centres are only recommended
from good feedback received from students that studied there.
However, for a more comprehensive list of language schools
in Cape Town, go to
http://www.owls.co.za/english/languageschools.htm or to
or enquire through your nearest travel agent.
Due to possible office moves it’s advised
to check out the websites for updated locations within the