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English + Immersion

Who is it for?

Our English+ immersion programme is for those who want to combine their English course in the morning with exciting, fun-filled, in-depth cultural experiences in the afternoon.

The programme is designed to connect with local people and culture and to get a better understanding of the city and its people. The activities also allow the students to make use of what they have learned in the classroom in real-life situations. The experience will make their stay in Cape Town truly unforgettable.

An English level of Pre-intermediate or above is required.

Overview:

English + immersion General English Course (16 or 20 lessons) + 4 afternoon activities/week
Lessons (50 minutes) / week 16-20 lessons
Starting dates Every 4 weeks (see price list for starting dates)
Group size Mini group (maximum 10 students during General English)
Course duration 1-2 weeks
Levels Pre Intermediate (A2+/B1) to Proficiency (C2)
Minimum age 18 years
Availability Newlands & City Centre

Price List

Compare our prices with others, but keep in mind that our lessons take 50 minutes each and that our classes are intensive, with a maximum of 10 students in a class.

 

see our price list

Course details

In the morning, you participate in the General English 16 Course (Monday to Thursday). Alternatively, you can  participate in the General English 20 Course (Monday to Friday).

In the afternoon, you take part in 4 different cultural outings including local places and meeting native Capetonians. You are either accompanied by a guide or a teacher.

The programme might change depending on the season and weather conditions.

Sample itinerary:

Week 1

  • Monday: explore the city centre and learn about the history of Cape Town by visiting buildings that played a major part in the history of the city.
  • Tuesday: explore a township and meet some of the residents.
  • Wednesday: learn how to prepare a Cape Malay dish at a cooking school.
  • Thursday: visit a food garden in the townships and meet Manelisi Mapukata, the mastermind behind this project.

Week 2

  • Monday: learn about the apartheid era while visiting Robben Island.
  • Tuesday: assist a soup kitchen.
  • Wednesday: view some of the best street art in Woodstock and meet one of the artists.
  • Thursday: take a surf lesson with a professional instructor at Muizenberg beach, one of the best sposts to learn this fun sport.

Levels

This specially combined programme is available to students wholse English level is Pre-intermediate (A2+/B1) or above.

To find out which level is the most suitable for you, complete the online Placement Test.