University of Cape Town - English Language Centre

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is the premier university in Africa. Its English Language Centre (ELC) offers affordable, all-inclusive packages for international students who want to learn English.

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UCT has a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. The staff and students come from over 100 countries in Africa and the rest of the world, and each person contributes their unique blend of knowledge and thinking. The University has also built links and partnerships with leading institutions in Africa and the rest of the world. UCT’s reputation is underpinned by its distinctive research and excellence in teaching.

The University boasts a distinguished faculty, many of whom are world leaders in their field. UCT is a leading institution known for the quality of its alumni, many of whom continue to make outstanding contributions to society.

The new Centre offers a modern and stylish learning environment and is equipped with the latest classroom technology. ELC is located at the University’s Hiddingh Campus in the heart of the city. It is a short walk from Cape Town’s vibrant cultural and historic centre, and has easy access to the beaches and local attractions. You will be able to attend regular exhibitions, events and performances.

The English Language Centre is located within the vibrant Faculty of Humanities, the second largest and most academically diverse faculty at the University of Cape Town. There are many reasons to learn English. For some, it is about improving career prospects since proficiency in English is a key requirement in today’s global business world. Some view English as a gateway into the best colleges or universities.

For others, it is simply about acquiring a new set of language skills and exploring a different culture. If you are considering learning English, you should know that there are few institutions in the world that rival what this school offers students at UCT. So, whatever your reasons for wanting to learn or improve your English language skills, they encourage you to make the best possible choice. Choose to study at the UCT English Language Centre!

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University of Cape Town
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the orientation programme. It helps first years settle in. They also have programmes/measures in place to help students stay mentally healthy. However access to the services is limited especially during COVID

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


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