General English (GE)

Language Teaching Centre Cape Town

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Course description

If you want to Study English in Cape Town, we would like to welcome you to the Language Teaching Centre, LTC. The General English Course is ideal if you want to improve your everyday communication skills and you prefer to study in a class with other students. Small classes and well-trained teachers guarantee fast progress.

The General English Course teaches students the basics of the language including the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, in addition to pronunciation and English grammar.

We use the Oxford University’s New Headway English material to supplement our Courses. The syllabus is perfectly-balanced and has a strong grammar focus. It is the world’s best-selling adult English course. The class audio CD puts a focus on listening, word and syllable stress and intonation. It gives the student a chance to enhance his or her listening skills through exposure to different accents.

The course book includes a thorough Grammar Reference section to assist with the understanding and implementation of the various concepts. The course material is up to date and focuses on various cultures.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 45 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
21 Mar 2020, 10 Apr 2020, 13 Apr 2020, 27 Apr 2020, 01 May 2020, 16 Jun 2020, 10 Aug 2020, 24 Sep 2020, 16 Dec 2020, 25 Dec 2020

LTC does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Cape Town.

Class size

Average 6 students
Maximum 8 students

Student age

Age range 10 - 70 years old
Average 25 years old

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

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"A small school which is very flexibel"

Olaf Mensching, student from Germany

I liked the private athmosphare and the warm welcome every day.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
11 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It's a great experience."

Nasser Ali N Besheah, student from Saudi Arabia

The school is very wonderful, the teachers are good and the housing with the family is bad because the family is not interacting with me. I want a family who speak to me to learn English and thank you.

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Date of study
18 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"I really enjoyed the time with LTC in Cape Town. The teachers are very nice and interested in to lern a lot English with you."

Irina Pfeiffer, student from Germany

I personally had a small class with very nice students. I learnd a lot of English in a short time and the conversation lesson in the afternoon gave me more confindence to speak English. The location of the school is a hot spot in Cape Town as well, very nice to be in this area. Over the breaks you can go upstairs to the 15th floor and you can have such a nice view. All facilities are given. Perfekt to stay. You also have a lot of activities in the school which you can make with your teachers. In total I just can reccomend the school.

All the teachers and the persons who belong to LTC are very kind and very very helpful. I felt always good there and they took care of me all the time. Many thanks for that !!

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
19 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Quality of the facilities, classes and the staff."

Gustavo Barcelos, student from Brazil

Studying at Language Teaching Centre Cape Town has been a great experience.

First of all, I really liked the location of the school that is in the city center and very accessible and close to places to eat. Also, I liked the facilities, teachers and all the staff. With regards to the classes I really like the TOEFL classes, specially, because it was a private class and the teacher was very good. Also, I really enjoyed the conversation classes, especially when we talked about different cultures and when we talk about African culture. I could see that all the students really liked this subject. However, I did not like the business class. For me the business class was something that I could skip, because it was not so interesting as cultural classes.

Another important topic is the interaction among the students and the multicultural environment.

In general, I can rate LTC as a very good English school and I recommend it.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
13 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Very nice place to stay and learn!"

Garcia Joao Domingos, student from Angola

First of all, I liked the teachers very much, they were so kind, humble and funny. I mean, they could teach difficult things in a simple way. They were wonderful! About my home stay, it was a magnificent home where I'd like to stay again. So, I really liked the city in Cape Town and I'll be back soon! It was a wonderful place to take vacation!

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
11 Jan 2016 - 22 Jan 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Verena, Sales & Marketing Executive at Language Teaching Centre Cape Town responded to this review.
13 September 2016

Thank you so much for this amazing feedback. We will pass it on to the teachers and your home-stay family:)

"Great two weeks"

Pascal Düring, student from Switzerland

Small, perfect class, friendly and good teachers and perfect school location in town. Wi-fi could be better in the classrooms, though.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
11 Jan 2016 - 22 Jan 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was really a lovely journey with a lot of experiences which I will never forget."

Nina Brökers

I really enjoyed the language school at Cape Town.
At school there was always a very comfortable feeling and support each time.
The class itself was a good mix of grammar, new vocabulary and free discussions. For me personally a quite good package.
The trips on Fridays always made a lot of fun and we had the possibility to see a lot of landscape and culture. Further on during this trip we were able to meet the students from the other classes.
During this time I met a lot of nice people from different countries and with some of them I still have a good contact.
For example this year during the summer I met a girlfriend in Switzerland.
All the time at Africa I never had to be alone as I already met at the first day a lot of nice and friendly people.
Additionally the offers for free time at Cape Town and near region were quite amazing so that there are opportunities for everyone.
I´d used to enjoy a lot and to visit a lot of places. The most awesome memory was to see a whale mother with her kids on which I could follow on from the beach.
The offer to charter a horse near Cape Town was something I used more often to ride on the long white beach through the near water.
Further on I visited or enjoyed
-Cape of Good hope
- Table Mountain
- picnic on Lions Hill
- a lot of time at the beach
The accommodation at the host family is absolutely recommendable as the mother and the rest of the family always were very friendly and always helped me with all questions I had.
The cooking was fantastic and each day I got a good meal and breakfast.
I was integrated in the family circle and felt very comfortable.
Thanks a lot again to Asma!!

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
23 Oct 2012 - 14 Nov 2012
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Housing

LTC offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay Standard private room & shared bathroom

A$ 348
weekly
Age range: 14 - 70 years old
Location: In the city center of Cape Town
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry and tV room
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 348
Homestay including breakfast & dinner:
private room/shared bathroom
Enjoy the local lifestyle with our homestay.
Our Host Families are carefully selected and walking distance from the school.

Homestay - Single-person room - No meals

A$ 426
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Cape Town
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and carpet
Distance to school: 5 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 426

Homestay Executive private room & private bathroom

A$ 504
weekly
Age range: 10 - 70 years old
Location: In the city center of Cape Town
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, tV room, and breakfast and dinner included
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 504
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Cape Town. These homes are often between 10-20 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Students must be 10 years old and older.

290 Euro per week per person (private room/private bathroom)
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Hotel

A$ 852
weekly
Age range: 14 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Cape Town
Housing type: 3-star hotel
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, computers, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, air conditioning, heating, and garden
Distance to school: 15 - 30 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 852
Hotels:
LTC offers a selection of hotels nearby the school, in Cape Town city centre from 70 euros per night.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 10 € when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Cape Town based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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