Language course English in Cape Town

Good Hope Studies

Learn English in Cape Town at our partner school Good Hope Studies. This school has two locations, one in the city centre (in a beautiful office building in the pedestrian walkway of St. Georges Mall), and the other location called Newland campus, which is a private building in a leafy, upmarket residential area of Newlands.

Newland campus: Close to the school you can find shops, restaurants, bars and various sports facilities. Apart of classrooms, student lounge and lending library, the school has a large garden and outdoor pool. Popular beaches and the city centre are just 20 minutes away by public transport.

Key features of our partner English school in Cape Town (Newland campus)

  • Accredited by the prestigious IALC group
  • 11 fully equipped classrooms (in Newlands) + 16 classrooms in the city centre
  • Receives students from over 50 different countries each year
  • One of the most established language schools in South Africa
  • Choice of 2 locations; either inner city Capetown or in the more peaceful Newlands suburb
  • Relaxed, yet professional atmosphere
  • Free internet and WIFI access
  • Student lounge and self-study programmes
  • Minimum age: 17 years

Social programme

The Good Hope Studies Social Club aims to help students meet people from all over the world and enjoy themselves whilst they learn English in Cape Town. Examples of the excursions organised by the school include:

  • City tour
  • Table Mountain
  • Transport to on a Friday to Long Street, one of Capetown’s best nightspots
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Township tour  


There are many options for the intensive course: 16, 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week. The lessons include grammar, reading, writing, listening and vocabulary extension, with a strong focus on communication. An emphasis is placed on real-life situations through role-plays, conversations, interviews, and simulated telephone dialogues.

Students have a choice of 16 lessons per week (Mon - Thu) or 20 lessons per week (Mon - Fri), which are held in the morning (from 09:00- 12:40). In addition to these lessons of general English, students can book additional afternoon options ("Focus groups"), to reach a total of 25 of 30 lessons per week.

These afternoon classes are not suitable for absolute beginners. The Focus Groups, unlike the morning classes, are designed to mimic the world beyond the classroom where communication happens between people with a varied command of English. Focus group classes, therefore, accommodate a mix of levels: strong Beginners mix with Elementary students in Survival English. The other focus groups mix students from Pre-intermediate level and higher.

Minimum age is 17 years.