Standard English Course

General English Courses

Standard English

Contextual lessons are balanced to ensure that students improve their ability to apply language structures (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) for authentic communication and improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The minimum age is 16 and classes have a maximum of 12 students (average 10-12).

Course Information

Course Summary

  • Starting Dates: Every Monday
  • Duration: Minimum 2 Weeks
  • Lessons per week: 15 hours

Class times

Early Timetable
08.30- 10.30 or 10.30 – 12.30
Monday to Friday

PSP times
08.30 – 16.40
Monday to Friday
1 hour per day

Prices (Quoted Per Week)

  • 2 – 4 Weeks: €245 per week
  • 5 – 11 Weeks: €230 per week
  • 12 – 24 Weeks: €215 per week
  • Academic Year Programme
    24+ weeks: €165* per week

This course gives you the option to join exam preparation courses [for free] provided they are already scheduled.

What is a Personal Study Programme [PSP]?

PSP is…

  • Managed, guided and monitored learning
  • Flexible and based on individual needs
  • An opportunity for students to work together
  • Supported by a wide range of activities and resources
  • Up to 20 minutes of 1:1 with a teacher every week
  • Time with qualified teachers
  • An opportunity for specialised English study
    (e.g. for business, aviation, exam preparation, etc.)
PSP is not…

  • Undirected or disorganised self-access
  • Prescribed by teachers using a fixed syllabus
  • An isolated hour of individual work
  • Only computer-based
  • 1:1 every day (the ratio is usually 1:6-8)
  • Staffed by untrained supervisors
  • A closed group, general English course

Why the change?

The new timetable is aimed at improving the overall ‘student experience’ by creating a network of social learning spaces. In addition to classroom learning, this will include

● creating opportunities for interaction with a greater number of students and teachers
● providing students with a Personal Study Programme that caters to their individual needs, without the expense of 1:1 lessons
● enabling students to reach personal goals as quickly as possible through the development of independent learning skills
● offering a wider range of print and online study resources
● improving access to facilities and staff through the implementation of a more flexible schedule.

Included

  • Tuition fees
  • Placement test
  • All course materials
  • Personal Study Programme
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Unlimited free wi-fi access on school premises
  • Access to free online English courses through Net Languages and Ih World
  • Participation in IH Cape Town social programme
  • Discounted loyalty programmes at local restaurants, health and fitness clubs

Not included

  • Entrance fees and transport for optional social activities.

Payment: Payment can be by credit card [3.5% additional fees] or bank transfer.

Public holiday notice: Should the school be closed due to a public holiday, ONLY private lessons are made up in full.

Testimonials

Happy students

“I would like to thank IH Cape Town for the beautiful time. I had the possibility to get to know amazing people from different countries of the world.”

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Marie Ritter

Germany

"I am able to say that I'm a better person because of Ih Cape Town. Ih Cape Town offered me the opportunity to meet new people; to be more open-minded and I am really thankful for it."

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Elizabeth Djanie Badjoko-Wa-Lileko

Congo

“Ih Cape Town is an amazing English school. It’s location in Sea Point makes it a safe place, with a safe surrounding. Teachers are awesome. Each teacher has unique qualities and is very loveable. I don’t regret any second I spent here. I truly fell in love with the school and with Cape Town.”

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Salmah Hani. Sait

Saudi Arabia

"I really improved my conversation and my English level. I met a lot of new friends. I am delighted about the school and the teachers."

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Carlos Climent

Spain

"Ih is an amazing school. The teachers do their best to make sure that we students learn the language in a way that we won’t forget. Besides the teachers, the staff is like a family, takes care of us very well."

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Milena Silva

Brazil

“I had the best moment of my life in IH Cape Town. I’m going to miss you guys.”

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Lucia Elisa Benza Tito

Angola