Language Classes

English Language Classes in South Africa

A voluntary service, sabbatical or internship in South Africa is an excellent opportunity to improve your English language skills.


If your English is a bit rusty because you have never spent a longer period of time in an English-speaking country, a refresher course before joining the project may make sense for you. If you would like to polish your English skills or prepare for the Camebridge Certificate, there are various options to do so. You have the choice between group and private lessons as well as full-time and part-time language courses at a renowned language school in Cape Town. We are happy to reccommend you suitable language courses in Cape Town.


If you are not planning to do an internship or to volunteer in South Africa , you can still book an English language course in South Africa with live&learn.

Quick Facts

Place: Cape Town

Starting Dates: : every Monday, except Cambridge Certificate Courses (please confirm dates with us)

Time: Mo to Fr 9h00 to 12h50 (Standard Course/20 Lessons), or 9h00 to 15h30 (Intensive Course/30 Lessons)

Accommodation: Student House, Guest family; or choose your won accommodation

Transport: Je nach Unterkunft ist die Sprachschule im Stadtteil Green Point zu Fuß oder mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zu erreichen

Requirements: none; Lessons are offered for all skills levels

English Group Lessons

Lessons 20
230€/Week for Week 1-3
207€/Week for Week 4-7

Intensiv English Group Lessons

Lessons 30
290€/Week for Week 1-3
261€/Week for Week 4-7

English Private Lessons

Lessons from 5
Cost 175€ for 5 Lessons
Starting Date flexible

Cambridge Certificate

Preparation Course 10 weeks
Cost €2850
Exam Dates upon request

English for Business (LCCIEB):

Lessons Min 1 Week
Cost €500/Week
Starting Date Every Monday

Benefits included in Course Fees


Test to determine your language skills on site in Cape Town


South African student card, which entitles you to discounts


Free airport transfer


Use of the school facilities (swimming pool, garden, lounge)



WIFI at the language school



24 hours emergency number




Language Certificate as proof for your CV

Benefits included in live&learn Program Fee


If you are not doing the language course in combination with a volunteer or internship placement in one of live&learn’s partner organisations, we charge a program fee of 350€.

The following benefits are included:

Qualified consultation around language courses in South Africa

Booking of a language course according to your wishes

Contract processing and payment transactions with the language school

Assistance with all travel arrangements (flight, visa, insurance, etc.)


live&learn info pack with many insider tips for your time in South Africa

1-day city tour

Competent contact persons on site for questions and problems

Access to the live&learn network in South Africa, list of other participants before departure

Are you interested in brushing up your English language skills? Or would you like to learn one of the 11 other South African national languages such as Afrikaans or Isxhosa?
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