General English Semi-Intensive

English One

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Course description

This course has been designed to give students the opportunity to divide their time between studying English and experiencing life in Cape Town. With a well balanced timetable you will be able to study and explore at your own pace.

Our semi 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. Our small classes and focus on individual attention mean this course is a great way to improve your English.

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 enjoy your learning experience and also have time to explore and experience all that Cape Town has to offer.

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
15 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 60 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday

Class times

Morning session
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Elementary
Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
High intermediate
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 5 students
Maximum 8 students

Student age

Age range 18 years old and older
Average 30 years old
(27 in the summer)

Certificate

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

Reviews

100% recommend

based on 9 reviews
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"Amazing school, great teachers."

Rosianne Pávla Cardoso Pascoal, student from Angola

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.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
29 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Ian, Manager at English One responded to this review.
04 September 2019

Thank you for your great review Rosianne, it was a pleasure having you at our school!

"Great ! Good experience"

JODEILSON SILVA CORTES, student from Brazil

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 !!!!

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
26 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"They entirely adapt to your requirements."

Esther Campillo Garcia, student from Spain

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,

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Efficient and warm teaching, customizable and happy activities"

Eduardo Augusto Fonseca, student from Brazil

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.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
8 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Ian Coleshaw, Managing Director at English One responded to this review.
16 March 2018

Thank you for the kind review. We are happy to hear that it was a rewarding experience at our school.

"Perhaps Incredible. . . It's a good word to define our experience."

Raquel Menezes

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.

Thank you!

Rute & Raquel

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
8 Aug 2016 - 6 Sep 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Ian Coleshaw, Managing Director at English One responded to this review.
16 March 2018

Thank you so much Rute and Raquel! We really appreciate your comments.

"Those were happy days!"

Jaroslava Tyrpakova, student from Czech Republic

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.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
10 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Ian Coleshaw, Managing Director at English One responded to this review.
04 October 2017

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!)

"Professional, punctual and funny experience"

Dirty Moon :D

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.

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
10 Apr 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Ian, Managing Director at English One responded to this review.
11 April 2016

We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us in Cape Town. Thank you for your kind words Francesca.

"I had enjoyed!"

ibrahim aleid

Hi everybody. It was a very good school and also teachers.

I hope to come back again.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
8 weeks
Date of study
10 Jun 2015 - 6 Aug 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Ian, Managing Director at English One responded to this review.
22 March 2016

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to having you back again!

"I have found a school which is very committed to learning."

Luciana Trindade da Silva

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.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
9 weeks
Date of study
31 Aug 2015 - 6 Nov 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Ian, Managing Director at English One responded to this review.
22 March 2016

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.

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Housing

English One offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room + Shared Bathroom - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 338
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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: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry, wireless internet, and free internet
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
A$ 338
We highly recommend doing a homestay with a local family – this is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, get to know the local culture and to practice English in a real life environment.

We take special care to make sure that our families are warm and inviting so that you know you'll be treated with respect and friendliness. Our host families are all located close to our school - you can either walk or take a short bus ride each day.

Homestay prices include breakfast, dinner, laundry once a week and internet connection.

Homestay - Single-person room + Private Bathroom - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 370
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: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, wireless internet, and free internet
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by other
Availability: January - December
A$ 370
We highly recommend doing a homestay with a local family – this is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, get to know the local culture and to practice English in a real life environment.

We take special care to make sure that our families are warm and inviting so that you know you'll be treated with respect and friendliness. Our host families are all located close to our school - you can either walk or take a short bus ride each day.

Homestay prices include breakfast, dinner, laundry once a week and internet connection.
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Student residence (off-campus) - 4-person shared room - Breakfast

A$ 290
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 91 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001, South Africa
Location: In the city center of Cape Town
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: 4-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Wireless internet, free internet, air conditioning, 24/7 supervision, and garden
Distance to school: 5 - 10 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 290
We work closely with a trendy, secure and clean hostel located less than 10 minutes away from our school. This hostel provides 4-bed dorms that you can share with other students and travelers from around the world. Below the hostel is a popular restaurant and coffee shop as well as a trendy bar for in the evenings.

Included in your stay:
• Free breakfast
• Social events at least 3x a week
• 24-hour reception
• Secure storage area for extra luggage
• Free fibre speed Wi-Fi everywhere
• Tour desk with the best deals in Cape Town
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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 $40 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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