This course has been designed to help students make more progress in less time. If you’re serious about learning English and you need to improve as quickly as possible then this intensive English course is perfect for you. This course is also suitable for students who need to up-skill themselves for academic studies or exam courses like IELTS.
Our intensive general English course offers you the opportunity to learn English through interesting and engaging classes that will improve your four language skills. With our balanced approach to teaching you English, your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills will quickly improve.
This course focuses on preparing you for the global community in order to help you to live, work and travel in English speaking countries with confidence and ease.
Take this course if you would like to maximize your time in Cape Town by learning as much English as possible in a shorter time.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||18 years old and older|
|Average||30 years old
(27 in the summer)
English One aims to provide a rich learning experience that will see our students learning English in a stimulating, professional and enjoyable environment. We want our students to achieve more than they expected and to become confident users of English.
Everybody learns in their own way - that's why we focus on your specific needs and make sure that you're getting exactly what you want from every class. With a maximum of eight students in a class, you are guaranteed more time with your teacher. Small classes improve learning and speed up your progress. In every class you'll improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing. Learn new vocabulary and enjoy better pronunciation with our specialized teaching methods.
We offer a variety of English courses including general English, academic English, business English, medical English, English for the oil and gas industry, legal English, maritime English, and aviation English. Our course structure is simple: you can do either half-day lessons (semi-intensive) or full-day lessons (intensive). You can also have private lessons at our school or online via Skype.
Our school is located in the center of Cape Town on popular St. Georges Mall which is near the major tourist attractions and transport routes. We occupy the fifth floor of a historic building and we have seven light, air-conditioned classrooms. We provide free Wi-Fi for our students as well as having a media centre with computers which are loaded with listening and reading materials. We also have a small library of novels, graded readers, magazines and DVDs which you are free to use.
And for when you don't feel like studying English we organize fun excursions to popular spots in Cape Town. We can also organize safaris and trips up the beautiful Garden Route where you can walk with elephants and do the highest bungee jump in the world!
The nationality and age mix at English One varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 30. In the summer, the average age is 27.
teaches students from all over the world, including:
does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
English One is located in the heart of the Mother City. The school is on popular St. Georges Mall with many restaurants, cafes, and shops in the area. Most of Cape Town's popular attractions are within walking distance, and when not the train station is five minutes away and several bus stops are near by.
The school is very good and welcoming, has a great location right in the center of Cape Town and close to everything! It has many activities and the teachers are very competent.Show details » Read more...
Thank you for your great review Rosianne, it was a pleasure having you at our school!
The school is very good !
The teachers to be excellent and pay attention in needing of students.
The localization is excellent, in center of town.
Every time there is activities, walking the table mountain, volunteer working, games, films,...
Facilities I can talk about lab with computers, tea, water, coffee, tv....
I feel a cozy place, with people friends and good will.
Everyone work a lot !!!
I go back !!!!
I only stayed one week but I would have liked to stay more.The classes and teachers were great. They really paid attention to me at any moment and made things easier.
I did not join activities because I did not stay enough longer to do it. About my housing, well, it was not too nice but the price was good,
The classes have few students and the teachers have skills to flexibilize and contextualize the theory.
The extra classes activities were great.
All the staff (coordinators, receptionist, cleaning staff..) are open to change ideas and knowledge concerning English or even social issues about South Africa.
Thank you for the kind review. We are happy to hear that it was a rewarding experience at our school.
My vocabulary in English it’s still short, to expression my experience in this school, I mean, OUR Experience, after all, we are Two.
The period was so short (Just 4 weeks), but was intensive weeks .
We enjoy maximum that we could, as much as in class, in activities, in tours, in "break times" and so on.
School, teachers, structure and methodology overcame our Expectations.
Methodology: was surprising. You can really learned english in a personalized and creative way.
Teachers: are passionate in teaching. They Identified wich was our needs and so Strive to the fullest to that our learning was complete.
Localization: is too good, its near to everywhere. Not to mencion about "Fair Food Market" at St Georges Mal, on Thursday. - Super Cool!
If we’d recommend the English One for other people? Yes no shadow of doubt.
English One won us with your professional and with your sistems uncomplicated to teach.
This was not just an experience of learning, but an experience of Feeling, Participating, Living with english language.
Rute & Raquel
Thank you so much Rute and Raquel! We really appreciate your comments.
I am a student with experience only A2. I don't know if I am able to describe my experience with English One. Location is very good, I felt safe when I was going to school. I think the facilities are adequate. Maybe better laptop for a teacher Vivien.Show details » Read more...
We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, but it was too short! Thank you for leaving a review of our school. (And Vivian has a new laptop!)
Since I have met Nicoletta, I found good energy, vibes, and it was good idea to stop in Cape Town!
Funny and hard-working classes.
Nearby the city center.
All is good, I hope to work more and harder, so by the end of my 3 months course I can really achieve my goal.
We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us in Cape Town. Thank you for your kind words Francesca.
Hi everybody. It was a very good school and also teachers.
I hope to come back again.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to having you back again!
I really liked the classes because the teacher had always prepared the classes according to the need of the student and the school keeps classes with few students.
I did not like the exercises taken from books. In my opinion, it is not helpful.
Thank you for your review - I'm glad you appreciated our teachers. We are constantly working to improve our materials, so thank you for sharing your opinion on this matter.
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. You can check in 1 day before your classes start (typically a Sunday). You must check out 1 day after your classes end (usually a Saturday). Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about student residence accommodation
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 $40 when you register.
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.
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.