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EC Cape Town

GENERAL ELECTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA: 8 MAY 2019. Please note that EC English Cape Town will be closed for that day.

With a brand new designer finished school, in the heart of the city, EC Cape Town is just a few streets away from all the action of famous Long Street. The school is warm and welcoming with fantastic facilities and situated in a beautifully renovated heritage building.

Craig Leith

Centre Director

Glenn Allies

Director of Studies

Rifqah Brenner

Student Service Coordinator

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2006
  • Centre capacity: 180
  • Classrooms: 12
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 12 (Max 15)
  • Cambridge Exam testing centre
  • EC English Cape Town is registered as a Private College with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa. EC’s registration number with DHET is 2018/FE07/034.

School Includes

  • 10 internet connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the centre
  • Library
  • Self-study room
  • Student lounge
  • Interactive whiteboards throughout
  • Social and cultural programme

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New address:
EC Cape Town
Redefine North Wharf 1st floor
42 Hans Strijdom Avenue
Cape Town


+27 (0) 2142 24111

Emergency Number

 +27 (0) 8488 66342

Opening Hours

0800 - 1700 GMT+1


  • Located in the central business district
  • School in historical Heritage Building
  • Only a few blocks from famous V&A Waterfront
  • Great location for shops, dining and entertainment
  • Surrounded by some of the top hotels in Cape Town
  • Just opposite Cape Town’s newest and tallest skyscraper, called Portside.

Nationality Mix

  • Brazilian
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Swiss
  • Other
  • Yemeni
  • French
  • Angolan
  • German
  • Turkish
  • Italian
  • Egyptian

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

As a previous FCE Student at EC School, I only can give positive comments about my stay in Cape Town. I can't complain about anything, overall, I'm very satisfied! I lived in Mountain View Residence in Bo-Kaap, which is an EC accommodation. Andrea and Sylvia, both took care of the students and the residence in general. They did everything to make us feel comfortable during our stay there.

I want to say thanks to everyone I met at the EC School. I've never met such lovely and amazing people before! It was the best choice I've ever made to study English there. I'm also very amazed at how the school provide different kinds of activities - impossible to get bored in Cape Town.

I really miss it, and if someone would ask me, I wouldn't think twice about going back! I was so amazed by Cape Town, that I'm considering living and work there for a few years someday. Thank you, EC School, for helping to improve my English and for memories I won't forget!

Elzana Rebronja

Teacher Testimonial

My name is Mark Sampson. I’m a born and bred Capetonian and I continue to live there. I’ve worked in the IT industry for the past 12 years and recently made my foray into ESL territory. A decision I am not regretting. I’m married to Fiona and have a 13 year old son, Jamie. Hiking on the numerous trails in and around Cape Town with students in tow, brings me great joy. My musical tastes vary, anything from jazz to 80’s classics.

I view teaching as a service, and my role as Field Support Engineer, at my previous employer GijimaAST an IT company, has helped me to develop my teaching skills. Running workshops has improved my leadership abilities, while supervising a junior staff has helped me to communicate with all types of people. Coupled with my radio experience, I have Broadcasting Diploma, give me a creative approach to language education. In March 2012, I taught English as a Second Language as part of my CELTA certification, I then went on to and to-date still teach at EC Language School, also in Cape Town.

Learning tips! Lots and lots of student interaction in the classroom, task-based learning and making my lessons FUN! I plan lessons focusing on all 4 skills, READING, LISTENING, GRAMMAR and PRONUNCIATION. In addition to adapted course book materials, I employ authentic texts to target student needs.

Mark Sampson

Sample Activities

  • Monday

    Welcome Event Welcome Event

    Welcome event for new students. Come and make some new friends!

  • Tuesday

    Wine Tour Wine Tour

    Journey around the Cape's beautiful vineyards.

  • Wednesday

    Access Park Shopping Access Park Shopping

    Cape Town's biggest shopping area.

  • Thursday

    City Tour City Tour

    Visit all the sights of the city.

  • Friday

    Surfing Surfing

    Surfing in Muizenberg & Kalk Bay surfing lessons in Muizenberg-the famous surfers beach.

  • Saturday

    Cape of Good Hope Tour Cape of Good Hope Tour

    Come and explore the wonders of the Cape peninsula. Full-day tour.

  • Sunday

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

    Spend a relaxing day at this scenic spot.