The General English Plus course is for students who want to maximize their language learning practice during their stay.
The morning group classes stress the use of language in everyday situations. In 2 lessons each day, students will work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, while in the other 2 lessons, they will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Textbooks and a variety of other materials are used in instruction, including role-playing, newspapers, magazines and other materials. Students focus on special topics in the private afternoon class. Topics include: fluency practice, pronunciation, expanding vocabulary, English for specific careers etc. Intermediate and advanced students also have the option of studying in the test-preparation and business classes.
The afternoon private lesson is reserved for the students particular challenges or interests - academic English / business English / exam preparation etc
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
AE 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 schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||16 - 70 years old|
|Average||28 years old
(25 in the summer)
Avenue English offers a wide variety of courses that focus on fluency and highlight the practical understanding of English through the four main skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. These courses are designed to enable the student to communicate effectively in the social and business environments. The course materials used encourage interactive participation so that the student builds confidence in a relaxed environment. The school prides itself on its personal service and warm atmosphere. General English, General English Plus, exam preparation, Business English, Communication classes and English Improvement are the courses offered at AE.
The nationality and age mix at Avenue English varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 28. In the summer, the average age is 25.
AE teaches students from all over the world, including:
AE 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.
Avenue English is located in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg; close to Melrose Arch, Rosebank, and Sandton. It is in a converted house that offers a home away from home atmosphere. The facilities include fully-equipped classrooms, a garden for break-times, ample parking if coming to school by car and a kitchen for students to make tea and coffee. The school's excellent location ensures that students can enjoy the many attractions of this world-class African city
The classes, teachers and facilities of the school are excellent. I recommend for everyone.Show details » Read more...
Hi Fernanda and Daniel, thank you for having been with us - it was such a pleasure meeting you both.
Thank you too for a great review - and hopefully we'll see you again some time in the future.
Regards from all of us xx
Nice and really good teachers and a good atmosphere.
An interesting class and classmates.
We were 4 adults (35+) and only one youth. That was super for me, but young person have to know that.
I would every time recommend the school adults, but not youth.
We had a braii, really cool.
Thank you for your lovely review. In terms of adults / teens it seems that there are different age groups that come together at specific times.
Excellent course, customized as your need. Teachers are professionalShow details » Read more...
Thank you - hope that you visit again this year. We love having a good review!
It was really a very good experience in all part. We had three teachers an all were extremely friendly, helpful, every time prepared and made good an lively lessons.
We had a lot of homework and that was perfect.
In that school are more or less only adults (we all were between 30 an 50 years old) and all the people were interested to learn.
They helped me to improve and gave me extra stuff per learning at home.
The atmosphere at school was very good, all the staffs are helpful and friendly.
I have enjoyed every day!
They were no school activities.
We only checked the reviews today! Thank you so much for being with us and for such a lovely review. I have taken into account the social activities and we have a lunch organised with teachers at a South African fastfood outlet next week!
We have also partnered with some tourguides around Braamfontein and Maboneng....watch this space!
We hope to have you back again with us in the future.
Thank you again for your appreciation of all the teachers and staff effort.
I had a very good stay at Avenue English. The teachers were South African with a very good "British Accent". The students were international from over the world and we had a lot of fun. The school is located in a safe area with secured parking. It is near the highway and good to find by car or Uber.
There are cats in the rooms, so you should like cats or shouldn't have allergies.
Thank you for your review! And for mentioning our cats - they are sisters and belong to the landlord to make sure that we don't have mice running around the school - haha!
We do try to keep the school as cat hair clean as possible and in summer they are mostly outside.
We are very proud of our nationality mix at our school - everyone HAS to speak English!
We hope that you will visit us again in the future.
The school location is very convenient. It is locate in Corlett Drive, Johannesburg. The atmosphere is very nice and the teachers are friendly. There are a lot of classes for selection. Moreover, the school also arranges fun activity outside the class. Overall I enjoyed studying at Avenue English.Show details » Read more...
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I love your use of linkers - moreover and overall - well done! We always try to make each student feel welcome and personalise their course so that they feel that they achieved all their English goals.
We also want to make sure that in 2015 we have many more cultural opportunities for our students to participate in.
My trip to Sudáfrica was amazing, I loved almost everything at the school. I really improved my English skills, now I can talk, understand and write English more easily than before.
In my first weeks, I improved a lot, the teachers are very important in the evolution, best teachers made best students. The quality of teaching was good, I remembered Sally, she is the best teacher that I ever had. Vivi made me one class, she is also a good teacher. Alison was a really bad teacher and the others like Alan, I don't know, sometimes good, sometimes not so good.
I enjoyed the school and the friends that I made there, specially my friends from Sudamérica. I also met people from Africa that was very interesting. I made friends outside of the school, I have very good memories about them.
The social activities were the best.
Before arrived to Sudáfrica, I thought this will be a great experience but the real situation is that this trip exceeded my expectation.
Thank you for such a detailed review of the school and we are so happy that the trip exceeded your initial expectations.
We apologise that you were not happy with all your teachers - some of them that you didn't enjoy have left the school and we are so proud of the complement of teachers that we have with us now. They all have extensive experience outside of South Africa, which is so important for our international school.
We are proud that we attract so many students from so many different parts of the world and that is what makes the learning experience enjoyable.
Thank you again for your compliments.
As I said in my title, attending the Avenue English classes was one the best things I did in Johannesburg. In just a couple of weeks, I was able to upgrade my English skills from intermediate to upper intermediate / advanced.
The teachers were all dynamic and highly motivated all the time, and they were obviously very good and often funny. Most importantly though, I believe they cared about the people. They wanted not only to develop the students' English skills, but also for their students to enjoy their trip in JHB or get a better life in South Africa or abroad.
I met a lot of good people there. Two years after, some of them are still my friends.
The facilities were pretty good (congrats on the covered parking), except for one room (Vivi and Bev know which one).
What I like:
- Very good teachers (they gave clear explanations, and were open-minded)
- Good balance between grammar and vocabulary
- Different ways of learning (audio, newspaper, grammar references etc.)
- Interactive lessons
- Flexibility of the whole team
- Nice garden for the break, with a great and friendly atmosphere
What I like less:
- Rooms (the plastic chairs are not very comfortable when you have to sit for 4 hours...)
- Because the house is quite old, some improvements could make it really great!
Thank you for your review and we are so happy that you enjoyed the interaction with your peers and teachers.
Unfortunately due to space constraint the one classroom has plastic chairs although all the other rooms have leather, comfortable chairs.
The house is old and we are seeking new premises that wil belong to the school instead of a landlord - watch this space 2016 ;-)
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Johannesburg. These homes are often between 10 - 25 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. 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 homestay housing
AE provides some assistance with hotel or hostel reservations or you can reserve a room on your own. Learn more about hostel housing
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 R 200 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 Johannesburg 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.