English courses in CAPE TOWN South Africa, Learn English in South Africa, English language school in CAPE TOWNOur school is one of the best established English language schools in South Africa. Our students benefit from the wealth of experience and knowledge we have built over the years.

We are one of the biggest English language schools in South Africa. Our size enables us to offer our own student residence, student house, student bus and a varied entertainment programme.

Our School of English in South Africa is a member of the award-winning association of leading independent language schools worldwide (IALC). Our service quality is subject to regular and strict on-site inspections.


Choose between our English language school in the upmarket residential area of Newlands and the one in the city centre of Cape Town.

1) The language school in Newlands is located in two buildings in an upmarket residential area. Here you can study in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. At the same time you are close to all types of accommodation and only a short walk away from a commercial and office centre and more.

English courses in CAPE TOWN South Africa, Learn English in South Africa, English language school in CAPE TOWNBesides the usual learning facilities, you will also find an interior that creates a pleasant atmosphere in which to study. In addition to fully equipped classrooms, both school buildings offer break rooms where students enjoy free coffee and tea, computer-based self-study programmes, free internet access for e-mailing and Wifi. Both premises offer beautiful gardens, in which classes regularly take place, as well as swimming pools.

2) Our English language school in the city center is located in a beautiful office building in the pedestrian walkway of St. Georges Mall. Here you feel the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the multicultural blend the city is so well known for. The language school is a short distance to the Metrorail and bus station. St. Georges Mall offers a lively atmosphere full of artists, shops and business people.

The interior design creates a modern African atmosphere. In addition to fully equipped classrooms, the language school offers break room areas where students can enjoy free coffee and tea, computer-based self-study programs, free internet access for e-mailing and Wifi. At break times there is an atrium area for students to relax in.




English courses in CAPE TOWN South Africa, Learn English in South Africa, English language school in CAPE TOWNCourse 16h, 20h, 26h or 30h
There is a comprehensive listening and oral test before the English language course begins. This allows you to start in the correct level right from the outset. On the first day of the language course there is also an introductory meeting.
The lessons include grammar, reading, writing, listening and vocabulary extension, with a strong focus on communication. An emphasis is placed on real-life situations through role-plays, conversations, interviews, and simulated telephone dialogues.

The morning lessons are based around a coursebook, and adapted to the class. Homework is given 3 to 4 times per week.

You have a choice of 16 and 20 morning lessons and you can combine them with a number of different afternoon options.

The afternoon lessons (Skills Focus) are focussed mainly on developing speaking skills, but the lessons are usually based around a listening or reading text, and new vocabulary is often introduced to help the students to communicate more effectively. The topics depend on the interests of the class, but often include South African culture and history as well as current international issues. The lessons may include outings to local cultural sights and South African videos or songs.

Most of our teachers are permanently employed and have CELTA or DELTA teaching qualifications from Cambridge ESOL. The majority of our teachers have many years of experience teaching a range of nationalities and levels and they know how to make learning not only fun, but also highly effective.


Business Course 30h
This course is recommended for students who use English mainly in business situations.
The afternoon lessons cover the language skills needed in the work place such as negotiating, telephoning, presentations, writing reports, etc.
Only experienced business course teachers teach these courses.


IELTS, TOEFL Preparation 30h
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Training System) are widely recognized English tests that are often required by European and American universities and companies.
The exams can be taken in Cape Town.


English courses in CAPE TOWN South Africa, Learn English in South Africa, English language school in CAPE TOWNCambridge Preparation 25h
Cambridge examination certificates are English language qualifications which are recognised and highly valued by many employers around the world.
Good Hope Studies is one of the leading providers of preparation courses in Cape Town for Cambridge examinations.
The courses are run by specially trained teachers and are offered as closed courses. From beginning to end all lessons have one dedicated goal: the offering of the best possible preparation. Small class sizes ensure personal attention for all participants and a high pass rate. The exam can be taken in Cape Town after the course.


Course one-to-one
One to one lessons are ideally suited for students who want to improve as quickly as possible and want the maximum in personal attention. In these lessons you can specify exactly what you would like to focus on. You may choose one of the prescribed focus areas found below before arrival. The exact needs within the focus of study are established at the beginning of the course through a needs analysis. Throughout your stay your needs will constantly be assessed to take into consideration your changing requirements as the course progresses.


Work programmes
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Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
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English courses in CAPE TOWN South Africa, Learn English in South Africa, English language school in CAPE TOWNSouth Africa's scenic beauty and wealth of natural resources invite you to combine an English language course with a trip through southern Africa. A wide variety of tours are offered, from a 3-day safari in the Kruger National Park to a 19-day adventure tour to the Victoria Falls. Below we have listed only a few of the many attractions South Africa has to offer.

  • Kruger Park
    This major international tourist attraction offers a wilderness experience which ranks with the best in Africa. The sight of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo is always a thrill, especially at close range on a conducted wilderness trail. After an exciting day in the bush, sunset heralds the crackle of campfire, sundowners and shared anecdotes.
  • Garden Route
    Between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and golden beaches. Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely walks, and the lakes and rivers led themselves to swimming, boating and fishing. A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience.
  • Sun City
    For tourists looking for glamour and glitz, you'll need to look no further than Sun City and the fabulous Lost City. Both resorts cater for everyone and the golf course at the Lost City boasts the only water hazard in the world that is inhabited by live crocodiles.



Accommodation - Your home away from home
Accommodation is an important part of your stay in a foreign country. At Good Hope Studies we offer a great variety of accommodation to meet your needs. Our accommodation officer knows all accommodation providers in person and inspects them regularly. The accommodation officer also assists you in making the right choices and is available during your stay to attend to your queries.

  • English courses in CAPE TOWN South Africa, Learn English in South Africa, English language school in CAPE TOWNHomestay
    Staying with a host-family affords an insight into the South African life-style, while giving you the opportunity to reinforce newly acquired language skills. A host-family can be a traditional family, a young couple or a single woman. However, what they have in common is their interest in meeting people from all over the world and quickly making them feel comfortable. The families can easily be reached by public transport and some of them are even within walking distance of the school.
  • Homestay-Plus
    Homestay-Plus is suitable for those who wish to stay with a family and enjoy greater comfort. The families available offer a higher standard of living and a private bathroom.
  • Student Residence
    The student residence at the YMCA is ideally situated in a popular student district close to pubs and restaurants and only 4 stations by Metrorail to either school. The single rooms are basic, yet with modern furnishings and 5 rooms share one bathroom. It is the right choice for those who are young, or feel young, and wish to be more independent.
  • English courses in CAPE TOWN South Africa, Learn English in South Africa, English language school in CAPE TOWNStudent House
    The student house is a very inexpensive form of accommodation, ideal for long term students. Accommodation is in twin rooms only, bathrooms are to share. A communal kitchen for self catering and a beautiful garden to relax in are also available. The location of the house is especially noteworthy. It is situated in a quiet area, within walking distance of both school buildings in the southern suburbs and to one of the main shopping areas. The school in the city centre can also be easily reached, by Metrorail.
  • Bed & Breakfasts & Hotels
    Several Bed & Breakfasts as well as 3- and 4-star hotels can be booked near by the school in the city centre and the southern suburbs.






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