Over 50's English Course

These 2-week courses are designed for students over the age of 50 who prefer to study and socialise with people of their own age. The courses consist of 4 lessons per day of English classes, which take place from 09h00 to 12h40, Monday to Friday.

Classes are given in groups with an average of 6 students (maximum 12) and all levels are available, including complete beginners. Should the minimum number of students (3) not be attained for the course, IH reserves the right to include the participants in our general classes.

The course also includes a varied programme of activities and excursions designed specifically for this age group, featuring evening visits to a typical South African restaurant, a full-day excursion to Cape Point, District Six Museum and township tour.


A typical social programme for an Over-50s course may be as follows:

Week 1

  • Monday: Guided city tour (Company Gardens, slave museum, Bo-kaap)
  • Tuesday: Free Net languages introduction
  • Wednesday: Visit to the Heart Transplant Museum
  • Thursday: Free Net languages
  • Friday: Evening visit to the Africa Cafe
  • Saturday: Guided day trip to Cape Point
  • Sunday: Free day

Week 2

  • Monday: Visit Table Mountain
  • Tuesday: Free Net languages
  • Wednesday: Volunteer experience
  • Thursday: Evening visit to the cinema
  • Friday: Art Jamming
  • Saturday: Guided winelands tour
  • Sunday: Free day

COURSE SUMMARY

  • Starting dates: On request
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Hours per day: 4 lessons (including 20-minute break)
  • Levels: All levels
  • Minimum age: 50

Included:

  • Classes
  • level test
  • all course materials
  • certificates
  • programme of social & cultural activities (transport, entrance fees & guide included)
  • access to all the school facilities

Courses for the Over 50s + Creative Art Workshops

This course combines an English course for students over 50 with a series of 4 short introductory workshops on painting ceramics, glass-fusing, pottery and sculpture. All materials are provided and students will be welcome to take home any work they produce. For more information about the Creative Art Workshops see below:

Week 1

  • Monday: Guided city tour (Company Gardens, slave museum, Bo-Kaap)
  • Tuesday: Free Net languages introduction
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
  • Friday: Evening visit to Africa Cafe
  • Saturday: Guided day trip to Cape Point
  • Sunday: Free day

Week 2

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday: Free Net languages
  • Wednesday: Volunteer experience
  • Thursday: Evening visit to the cinema
  • Friday: Art Jamming
  • Saturday: Guided winelands tour
  • Sunday: Free day

COURSE SUMMARY

  • Starting dates: On request
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Hours per day: 3 hours (including 15-minute break)
  • Levels: All levels
  • Minimum age: 50

Included:

  • Classes
  • level test
  • all course materials
  • certificates
  • programme of social & cultural activities (transport, entrance fees & guide included)
  • access to all the school facilities