Language course English in Cape Town

Good Hope Studies

Learn English in Cape Town at our partner school Good Hope Studies. Close to Good Hope Studies 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:

  • Accredited by the prestigious IALC group
  • 10 fully equipped classrooms
  • 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  

Intensive

There are many options for the intensive course: 16, 20, 26 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.


For the intensive course 30 lessons per week you will have 4 lessons in the morning and 2 lessons in the afternoon with skills focus. The training is complemented by discussions around South African culture, history and current affairs. The 10 afternoon lessons are arranged Monday to Thursday.

Minimum age is 17 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
16
20
25
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 330 615 900 1145 1420 1695 1970 2245 2520 2795 3070 2925
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 1875 2325 2775 3225 3675 4125 4575 5025 5055
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 515 955 1395 1795 2225 2655 3085 3515 3945 4375 4805 4815
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 560 1045 1530 1975 2450 2925 3400 3875 4350 4825 5300 5355
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 550 1025 1500 1935 2400 2865 3330 3795 4260 4725 5190 5235
Intensive with campus, 4 person room, no meals 590 1105 1620 2095 2600 3105 3610 4115 4620 5125 5630 5715
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 365 685 1005 1285 1595 1905 2215 2525 2835 3145 3455 3285
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2015 2500 2985 3470 3955 4440 4925 5410 5415
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 550 1025 1500 1935 2400 2865 3330 3795 4260 4725 5190 5175
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 595 1115 1635 2115 2625 3135 3645 4155 4665 5175 5685 5715
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 585 1095 1605 2075 2575 3075 3575 4075 4575 5075 5575 5595
Intensive with campus, 4 person room, no meals 625 1175 1725 2235 2775 3315 3855 4395 4935 5475 6015 6075
Starting dates:  

beginner : 03/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 17/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can be only booked for 2 people travelling together. Private bathroom on request for a supplement: 45€ per person / per week when staying in a twin room and 40€ per week when staying in a single room. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Info campus:  

Each bedroom in the Newlands Campus accommodates between 3 and 4 students.

Transfer:  

€35

The price mentioned above is for for a one-way transfer upon arrival. In case you wish to also book a transfer on departure, please indicate this on the booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about Capetown
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials are not included; for a deposit of 2000 ZAR / € 150 you can loan them.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 21/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 27/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 16/06/2017, 09/08/2017, 25/09/2017, 16/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017, 01/01/2018. Only one-to-one lessons will be rescheduled. If the first Monday of your course is on a holiday, lessons start on Tuesday.

Combined

The combined course is specially designed for those participants who would like to study in a group, yet at the same time have some private lessons for their professional or personal needs. 25 lessons per week, daily 4 lessons + 1 individual lesson.

Minimum age is 17 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 495 945 1395 1785
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2515
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 680 1285 1890 2435
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 725 1375 2025 2615
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 715 1355 1995 2575
Combined with campus, 4 person room, no meals 755 1435 2115 2735
Starting dates:  

beginner : 03/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 17/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can be only booked for 2 people travelling together. Private bathroom on request for a supplement: 45€ per person / per week when staying in a twin room and 40€ per week when staying in a single room. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Info campus:  

Each bedroom in the Newlands Campus accommodates between 3 and 4 students.

Transfer:  

€35

The price mentioned above is for for a one-way transfer upon arrival. In case you wish to also book a transfer on departure, please indicate this on the booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about Capetown
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials are not included; for a deposit of 2000 ZAR / € 150 you can loan them.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 21/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 27/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 16/06/2017, 09/08/2017, 25/09/2017, 16/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017, 01/01/2018. Only one-to-one lessons will be rescheduled. If the first Monday of your course is on a holiday, lessons start on Tuesday.

Commercial English

The commercial English course is recommended for students who use English mainly in business situations. This course combines an intensive course of 20 lessons with 10 business lessons per week. The afternoon business lessons cover the language skills needed in the work place such as negotiating, telephoning, presentations, writing reports, etc.

Minimum age is 19 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 365 685 1005 1285
Commercial English with school residence, double room, no meals 2015
Commercial English with host family, double room, halfboard 550 1025 1500 1935
Commercial English with host family, single room, halfboard 595 1115 1635 2115
Commercial English with residence, single room, no meals 585 1095 1605 2075
Commercial English with campus, 4 person room, no meals 625 1175 1725 2235
Starting dates:  

advanced : 03/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 17/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can be only booked for 2 people travelling together. Private bathroom on request for a supplement: 45€ per person / per week when staying in a twin room and 40€ per week when staying in a single room. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Info campus:  

Each bedroom in the Newlands Campus accommodates between 3 and 4 students.

Transfer:  

€35

The price mentioned above is for for a one-way transfer upon arrival. In case you wish to also book a transfer on departure, please indicate this on the booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about Capetown
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials are not included; for a deposit of 2000 ZAR / € 150 you can loan them.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 21/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 27/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 16/06/2017, 09/08/2017, 25/09/2017, 16/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017, 01/01/2018. Only one-to-one lessons will be rescheduled. If the first Monday of your course is on a holiday, lessons start on Tuesday.

Cambridge exam

Cambridge examination certificates are English language qualifications which are recognised and highly valued by many employers around the world.

The school is one of the leading providers of Cambridge exam courses in Cape Town. The courses are run by specially trained teachers and are offered as closed courses. From beginning to end all lessons have one dedicated goal: the offering of the best possible preparation.
Small class sizes ensure personal attention for all participants and 25 hours of lessons per week (9 or 10 weeks) ensures a high pass rate. The exam can be taken in Cape Town after the course.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 17 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  9 weeks 10 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 2250 2495
Cambridge exam with school residence, double room, no meals 3855 4275
Cambridge exam with host family, double room, halfboard 3675 4075
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4080 4525
Cambridge exam with residence, single room, no meals 3990 4425
Cambridge exam with campus, 4 person room, no meals 4350 4825
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 09/01 (9 weeks), 27/03, 26/09, 02/10 (10 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The Cambridge course prepares for all 3 exam levels, depending on your level:

FCE:

  • 09.01.2016 - 10.03.2017 (9 weeks) – written exam: 10.03.2017 (oral exam before written exam)
  • 27.03.2016 – 02.06.2017 (10 weeks) – written exam: 03.06.2017 (oral exam before written exam)
  • 02.10.2016 – 08.12.2017 (10 weeks) – written exam: 09.12.2017 (oral exam before written exam)

CAE:

  • 09.01.2016 - 10.03.2017 (9 weeks) – written exam: 11.03.2017 (oral exam before written exam)
  • 27.03.2016 – 02.06.2017 (10 weeks) – written exam: 03.06.2017 (oral exam before written exam)
  • 26.09.2016 – 01.12.2017 (10 weeks) – written exam: 02.12.2017 (oral exam before written exam)

CPE:

  • 09.01.2016 - 10.03.2017 (9 weeks) – written exam: 11.03.2017 (oral exam before written exam)
  • 27.03.2016 – 02.06.2017 (10 weeks) – written exam: 08.06.2017 (oral exam before written exam)
  • 26.09.2016 – 01.12.2017 (10 weeks) – written exam: 02.12.2017 (oral exam before written exam)

Please contact StudyTravel for more information about exam dates and starting dates.
Cambridge exam courses are only running at the school location Newlands.


After finishing the Cambridge course, students may need to stay an extra week for the exam; extra nights are not included in the price; ask StudyTravel for prices, on request.
The prices of the Cambridge exam courses do not include the exam fee nor the teaching materials.

Course materials:  

€65, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

€135, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can be only booked for 2 people travelling together. Private bathroom on request for a supplement: 45€ per person / per week when staying in a twin room and 40€ per week when staying in a single room. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Info campus:  

Each bedroom in the Newlands Campus accommodates between 3 and 4 students.

Transfer:  

€35

The price mentioned above is for for a one-way transfer upon arrival. In case you wish to also book a transfer on departure, please indicate this on the booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about Capetown
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials are not included; for a deposit of 2000 ZAR / € 150 you can loan them.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 21/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 27/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 16/06/2017, 09/08/2017, 25/09/2017, 16/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017, 01/01/2018. Only one-to-one lessons will be rescheduled. If the first Monday of your course is on a holiday, lessons start on Tuesday.

IELTS

International English Language Testing System

The IELTS course can be taken for 4 or 8 weeks, consisting of 20 lessons of General English + 10 lessons of exam preparation per week. The students work on test examples and improve basic communication skills such as speaking, reading, writing and listening. The overall goal of this course is to be well prepared and pass the IELTS exam.
The IELTS exam often takes place on Saturdays. Therefore, it may be necessary to book an extra night (staying until Sunday).

If you are interested in taking the IELTS exam at the end of your course, please contact us for the appropriate starting dates. We also inform you about how to register sufficiently in advance via www.ielts.org. The exam fees are not included in the prices below.

For more information on the IELTS examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 17 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1285 2525
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2015 3955
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 1935 3795
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2115 4155
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2075 4075
IELTS with campus, 4 person room, no meals 2235 4395
Starting dates:  

advanced : 03/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 17/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Exam fees:  

ca. €237, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can be only booked for 2 people travelling together. Private bathroom on request for a supplement: 45€ per person / per week when staying in a twin room and 40€ per week when staying in a single room. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Info campus:  

Each bedroom in the Newlands Campus accommodates between 3 and 4 students.

Transfer:  

€35

The price mentioned above is for for a one-way transfer upon arrival. In case you wish to also book a transfer on departure, please indicate this on the booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about Capetown
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials are not included; for a deposit of 2000 ZAR / € 150 you can loan them.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 21/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 27/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 16/06/2017, 09/08/2017, 25/09/2017, 16/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017, 01/01/2018. Only one-to-one lessons will be rescheduled. If the first Monday of your course is on a holiday, lessons start on Tuesday.

TOEFL

The TOEFL preparation course can be taken for 4 or 8 weeks, consisting of 20 lessons of General English + 10 lessons of exam preparation per week.The overall goal of this course is to be well prepared and pass the TOEFL exam.

If you are interested in taking the TOEFL exam at the end of your course, please contact StudyTravel. We will inform you about how to register sufficiently in advance via http://www.ets.org/toefl.

Click here for more information about the TOEFL exam.

Minimum age is 17 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks  
TOEFL without accommodation 1285 2525
TOEFL with school residence, double room, no meals 2015 3955
TOEFL with host family, double room, halfboard 1935 3795
TOEFL with host family, single room, halfboard 2115 4155
TOEFL with residence, single room, no meals 2075 4075
TOEFL with campus, 4 person room, no meals 2235 4395
Starting dates:  

advanced : 03/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 17/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Exam fees:  

ca. €210, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

A double room can be only booked for 2 people travelling together. Private bathroom on request for a supplement: 45€ per person / per week when staying in a twin room and 40€ per week when staying in a single room. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Info campus:  

Each bedroom in the Newlands Campus accommodates between 3 and 4 students.

Transfer:  

€35

The price mentioned above is for for a one-way transfer upon arrival. In case you wish to also book a transfer on departure, please indicate this on the booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about Capetown
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials are not included; for a deposit of 2000 ZAR / € 150 you can loan them.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 21/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 27/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 16/06/2017, 09/08/2017, 25/09/2017, 16/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017, 01/01/2018. Only one-to-one lessons will be rescheduled. If the first Monday of your course is on a holiday, lessons start on Tuesday.

One-to-One

One-to-one course lessons are ideally suited for students who want to improve as quickly as possible and want the maximum in personal attention. In these lessons you can specify exactly what you would like to focus on. The exact needs within the focus of study are established at the beginning of the course through a needs analysis. Throughout your stay your needs will constantly be assessed to take into consideration your changing requirements as the course progresses.

Minimum age is 17 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 830 1615
One-to-One with host family, double room, halfboard 1015 1955
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1060 2045
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 1050 2025
One-to-One with campus, 4 person room, no meals 1090 2105
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can be only booked for 2 people travelling together. Private bathroom on request for a supplement: 45€ per person / per week when staying in a twin room and 40€ per week when staying in a single room. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Info campus:  

Each bedroom in the Newlands Campus accommodates between 3 and 4 students.

Transfer:  

€35

The price mentioned above is for for a one-way transfer upon arrival. In case you wish to also book a transfer on departure, please indicate this on the booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • information about Capetown
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials are not included; for a deposit of 2000 ZAR / € 150 you can loan them.

In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 21/03/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 27/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 16/06/2017, 09/08/2017, 25/09/2017, 16/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017, 01/01/2018. Only one-to-one lessons will be rescheduled. If the first Monday of your course is on a holiday, lessons start on Tuesday.

Host family

Staying with a host family offers an insight into the South African life-style, while giving you the opportunity to reinforce newly acquired language skills. A host family can be a traditional family, a young couple or a single woman. However, what they have in common is their interest in meeting people from all over the world and quickly making them feel comfortable. Many families are within walking distance of the school or within a few stations by Metrorail. You will be staying in a single room, double rooms are only available for people traveling together. Lodging is based on half board. If paying a surchage, rooms with private bathrooms are available.

Residence

The student residence is ideally situated in a popular student district close to pubs and restaurants and at approximatly 20-30 minutes by Metrorail from both school locations (City Centre or Newlands).

There are 2 buildings, 1 for male students and 1 for female students. The single rooms are basic, yet with modern furnishings and 5 rooms share one bathroom. It is the right choice for those who are young, or feel young, and wish to be more independent.

The kitchen is shared by other students who you live together with. Lodging is based on no meals, but it is possible to book breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst there. Students from the university also live in the residence.

School residence

The school residence is a house in an attractive suburb of Cape Town, at 15 minutes walking distance from the school building in Newlands. The distance to the other school location in the city centre is 30 minutes by MetroRail. There are double rooms available with shared bathroom. The students further share the living room with TV and DVD, kitchen and garden with swimming pool. Travelling to the city centre of Capetown takes about 30 minutes by metrorail.

Minimal stay is four weeks.

Campus

Situated right next to the school building in Newlands, and accommodating 14 students, this is an upmarket house on a large property, with a garden, a swimming pool and a veranda. There is a self-catering kitchen and large community room. You will share a room with 3-4 students. The students share 4 bathrooms in total.

The main shopping areas for the southern area as well as restaurants, pubs, etc. are within walking distance.


Key features:

  • Location: nice residential area in walking distance (10 minutes) to a commercial centre.
  • Meals: Self-catering facilities are available for students to prepare their own meals.      
  • Laundry: A washing machine is available free of charge.
  • Bedding: Provided.
  • Towels: Not provided.
  • Facilities: A dining room, lounge with TV and DVD, Wifi and a garden with a swimming pool.                     

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