English + Surfing Programme in Cape Town – http://wp.me/p75Oo-St
“Surfing is an integral part of South African culture. From the colder Cape waters to the tropical warmth of the Indian Ocean, young and old mingle at popular surf spots from early morning until sundown with a single goal – to pick the best wave of the day and ride it all the way to …”
1. Tell us a little about you.
I grew up in Jeffreys Bay, a well-known surfing town in the Eastern Cape. I studied a Bachelor of Science at the University of Stellenbosch and in 2011 moved to Tanzania. It is there that I discovered my passion for teaching and decided to do a CELTA. I taught at the British Council for many years and upon my return from Tanzania, I decided to move to Cape Town. I first started teaching at Cape Studies on a part-time basis and then became permanent when I was offered the position of Head Teacher.
2. What do you most enjoy about Cape Studies?
Meeting people from all over the world and the positive work environment. The staff is friendly and we all work together as a team. The students also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and feel at home, making their learning experience a successful one.
3. What English courses do you teach at the school?
I teach all levels and courses offered by the school. My favourite though are exam preparation courses, where I can get to work alongside the student/s to help them achieve their goals for their future studies.
4. What ESL courses does Cape Studies offer?
We offer General and Intensive courses for all levels, exam preparations for universities entrance like TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE and PTE, Business classes and private tuition.
5. What advice would you give to someone who wants to become an ESL teacher?
If you are passionate about teaching, it really is a very rewarding profession. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Learn why Simoné thinks Cape Town is such a fascinating destination to learn English. – http://wp.me/p4Qu8D-4Q
Meet John, the first contact students have when they enter Cape Studies. The human factor makes Cape Studies an excellent, I mean, the best option, for English language studies in Cape Town. Its outstanding academic programme, the varied and exciting weekly activity programme and the privileged location add to what makes Cape Studies Language School the #1 language school in the Mother City.
1. For how long have you worked at Cape Studies and what does your current job involve?
I have been working at Cape Studies for 4 years now, and I am at the reception.
2. What do you like the best about working at Cape Studies?
Mostly, I like the Cape Studies staff team, my work is much
easy because of the friendly atmosphere among the staff members.
Secondly, Cape Studies offers me an opportunity to meet new people.
I have made friends from all over the world through…
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Experience winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Our 2017 Special is valid for courses starting between 3rd of April and 25th September. See out Flyer for conditions and information.
To apply, please email Learn@CapeStudies.com
We invite you to visit our website and learn about our English language courses. Cape Studies is the #1 language school in Cape Town. Courses.
STANDARD COURSE: This course is designed to enable you to communicate effectively in everyday situations.The focus is on grammar and vocabulary, speaking and pronunciation, reading, writing, listening and comprehension skills. The groups are small, which allows for individual attention and students are able to participate actively in class.
INTENSIVE COURSE: This course is for students who want to improve their English quickly. This is the most popular course as it consists of a Standard English Course in the morning and two conversation lessons in the afternoon. Students can practice and learn to communicate effectively in their social and professional lives during the afternoon lessons. The teacher presents topics and themes related to the interests of the group. This course is recognised by the German Study Leave Act, “Bildungsurlaub”.
PRIVATE TUITION: These courses are for students who have specific requirements or limited time. The lessons are designed around the student’s specific requirements and needs.
BUSINESS ENGLISH: This course consists of a Standard English course in the morning and two Business English lessons in the afternoon. Cape Studies covers a wide variety of different business subjects, ranging from banking to international conferences and interviews. Students should supply Cape Studies with information on their occupation and interests before their arrival in South Africa in order to help the teacher prepare the lessons accordingly. This course is recognised by the German Study Leave Act, “Bildungsurlaub”.
LCCI CERTIFICATE PREPARATION: The LCCI course prepares you for the examination of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examination Board. It consists of 8 weeks of English training with 4 lessons of General English in the morning and 2 hours preparation for the LCCI examination in the afternoon. Examinations held on request and on our premises.
TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS PREPARATION: Cape Studies offers 4 -8 weeks preparation courses for TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), measures English proficiency for the global workplace. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), evaluates English proficiency for those pursing academic studies. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assesses the language ability of candidates who needs to study or work where English is used. These are intensive preparation courses providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to pass the examinations. The exams are internationally recognised. Students participate in General English classes in the morning and are given specific examination training in the afternoon through private lessons.
INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME: Looking for a challenging internship to enhance your resume or do you need to gain international work experience? Volunteer in South Africa! Learn a new language!
BRIGHT LANGUAGE PREPARATION: This exam assesses and scores the foreign language proficiency of staff in the workplace and it is popular among multi -national organisations. The course consists of 4 weeks of English training with 4 lessons of General English in the morning and 2 hours preparation for the BRIGHT language test in the afternoon.
CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE PREPARATION: Cape Studies offers 10-week preparation courses for Cambridge exams FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and CPE (Cambridge Proficiency Exam) . These are intensive preparation courses providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to pass these examinations, which are internationally recognised. Students participate in General English classes in the morning and are given specific examination training in the afternoon.
Cape Studies has something for everyone! While in South Africa, why not take the opportunity to explore more African countries in the vicinity at competitive rates – sleep in a tent among the wild animals, visit and learn about tribal culture. White water raft at Victoria Falls and, if you are brave enough walk with the king of the jungle – the lions. Hike the Fish River Canyon, the second biggest in the world, sand board or quad bike the dunes of Namibia and visit the Bushmen.
Visit our Flickr profile Cape Studies and take a look at some of the available activities.
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This is the place where the two great oceans meet and experience “The Fairest Cape in all the world.” Don’t forget to stop at Boulders Beach where you can swim with the penguins and enjoy the breathtaking views en-route to the Cape Point.
To learn more about Cape Studies please visit www.CapeStudies.com.