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UCT English Language Centre

Cape Town, South Africa

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UCT English Language Centre

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As the world becomes more interconnected, English becomes increasingly important as a tool for global communication.  When you enrol in the UCT English Language Centre, you join an international community of students who, like you, have chosen to expand their cultural, academic and professional horizons by learning English with the top University in Africa.



Learn English at the University of Cape Town

The UCT English Language Centre offers a wide range of English Language courses, including conversational English, business English, and preparation courses for the IELTS, TOEFL, FCE or CAE exams. You can start your course on any Monday and study for any number of weeks. 

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme is designed for students who need to use English in a University context, and covers topics including essay writing, giving presentations and dealing with academic texts.

Located in the vibrant, academically diverse Faculty of Humanities at UCT, the English Language Centre is at the hub of creativity and excitement. As a UCT student, you will be able to participate in university life and culture and to take part in social activities, sports clubs and other societies.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

English Language Teaching can be an enjoyable and rewarding career which attracts people for a variety of reasons.  For many, it is an opportunity to see the world, living and working in places that others only dream of holidaying in.  It may offer an opportunity to learn new language, immerse yourself in the customs and cultures of another country, or gain insight into a completely different society from your own.  Some will teach abroad for a few years before moving into other careers, while others will continue to develop and grow in the industry and may become teacher trainers, course writers, managers or even open their own school.


The UCT Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course will provide you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as an English Language Teacher.  The four week course consists of 60 hours of input sessions and 60 hours of classroom observation and teaching practice.  The course is accredited by the University of Cape Town.

UCT English Language Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Rosedale Building, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 32-37 Orange Street, Gardens, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa