The Best English Language Centres for Foreigners in South Africa

Learning a new language when travelling abroad is one of the most beneficial experiences for tourists. With English being the first language in South Africa, there are many English language training centres but some are better than others. So, where should you, as a foreigner, enrol to learn English?

Why are these English learning centres considered to be the best?

Well, they are all accredited with quality assurance associations and higher learning institutions, both locally and internationally. To help with your own due diligence research, we’ve provided the necessary links beneath each listing. Here, then, are the best English language centres for foreigners to enrol with within South Africa:

Avenue English – Johannesburg

Teachers at Avenue English learning centre in Johannesburg

Three reasons to love this school:

  • Maximum 10 students in a class to guarantee personalised tuition.
  • Affordable English Language and Communication courses, aimed at assisting learners to achieve their full potential.
  • Provide General English courses, English Improvement for second language speakers, IELTS preparation courses and English for Business courses.

Avenue English is conveniently situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, close to Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose Arch.
Address: 154 Corlett Drive, Bramley, Johannesburg.
Contact: Vivi van Ketel on +27 (0)11 440 2239.
Email: [email protected]
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter

Cape Town School of English – Claremont

International flags with Cape Town School of English logo

Three reasons to love this school:

  • Established in 1991, fully South African owned and run, Cape Town School of English & TESOL Training (CTSE) has been teaching English to Foreigners for 28 years.
  • Registered with the Dept. of Higher Education and Training and a member of EduSA and SATSA Bonded.
  • All levels of English, IELTS, TOEFL exam prep., Business English, Young learners accepted.

Centrally located in beautiful Claremont, close to the University of Cape Town with their own Homestay family network, CTSE is conveniently positioned on bus and transport routes and close to amenities.
Address: 56/66 Main Rd, Claremont 7708, Cape Town, South Africa.
Contact: Manya Bredell on +27 (0)21 674 4118.
Email: [email protected]
Social Media: Facebook | LinkedIn

Eurocentres – Cape Town

Students taking a selfie photo

Three reasons to love this school:

  • 20% Discount on Tuition plus 20% Discount on Homestay Accommodation till the end of 2019!
  • 21 Years of tuition in South Africa and aligned with the 75-year-old Eurocentres International Organisation.
  • Active Social Programme Activities.

Eurocentres Cape Town is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Mother City and close to all amenities.
Address: 1st Floor, Leadership House, 40 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.
Contact: Howard Johnson on + 27 21 4231833
Email: [email protected]
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Good Hope Studies – Cape Town

Illustration of Cape Town with Good Hope Studies logo

Three reasons to love this school:

  • Small classes (6 to 10 students on average) with short lessons (average 50 minutes).
  • CELTA or Delta qualified teachers use the latest methodologies.
  • Internationally accredited by EAQUALS and IALC and a Bonded member of SATSA.

Good Hope Studies offers a choice of two locations. One campus situated in the city centre of Cape Town, the other in the leafy upmarket area of Newlands.
City Campus: 5 St. Georges Mall | Tel: +27 (0)21 425 5403 | Email: [email protected]
Newlands Campus: 11 Mariendahl Ave | Tel: +27 (0)21 683 1399 | Email: [email protected]
Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

So, there you have it. These are the best English Language Centres to enrol with as a foreigner in South Africa and we will be adding more centres to this list over the coming weeks, so bookmark this page for future reference.

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