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About the school

Cape Town is one of the most breathtaking cities in the world. Located between stunning mountains and the Atlantic Ocean this city has everything you need to have the time of your life when you learn English here. It’s home to 4 universities and a number of language schools, therefore international students make up 10% of the student population.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is ranked as the top university in Africa. It is also the only university with a dedicated English Language Centre (ELC) in Cape Town.

The English Language Centre is located right in the centre of Cape Town, giving you easy access to all the attractions, shops, and cafes. It also offers a wide range of English language courses to suit your needs. Accommodation is provided either in a student residence (only 18-minute walk from the school) or with local host families, which is an amazing way to get to know the South-African culture.

ELC also organises weekly social activities, so you can explore Cape Town and the nearby area with your friends. In addition, you also have access to over 100 UCT student societies and over 40 sports clubs (incl. Film Society, Wine and Cultural Society or Surfing, Wakeboarding and Football club.)


Courses available:

  • Adults (+16 years)

  • General English

  • Business English

  • Academic English

  • Exam Preparation

  • Teacher Training

Accommodation options:

  • Residence

  • Host Family

International Students

From over 100 countries

Top University in Africa

Dedicated centre for teaching English

Superb Location

Set in the heart of Cape Town



Address: The English Language Centre, Rosedale Building, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 32-37 Orange Street, Cape Town , 8001


Maximum number of students per class.

18 minute

Walk to the student Residence

18 years old

Minimum age of students

To make an enquiry or send a message to The English Language Centre at the University of Cape Town, please fill in the form below:

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