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EC Cape Town

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

"Likely to Recommend: 10 - Extremely Likely"
I saw a beautiful city and country. I saw so many different cultures. I met nice, warm, very friendly and open people. I had the opportunity to share my feelings and emotions with my classmates and teachers. I took part in very interesting English lessons that gave me a lot of experiences and practice not only in English speaking. I saw well qualified staff and teachers, who patiently explained details. I could taste African food and local beer and wine. I could see African everyday life.

Two weeks was too short but great. Learning English is finally a long process and perhaps never-ending. I tried to speak as much as possible at school and on the streets of CT, in the shops and in your school as well. That is why I decided to arrive to South Africa completely alone. I really tried to be an active student. Really appreciate efforts all teachers I met. Their approach to us, students of your school, their patience and understanding will be for ever in my memory.

At the residence, I met very friendly, helpful and open people and I could speak with after school. Not Hilton but everything was great, the accommodation gave me everyday opportunity to see your beautiful city, I walked everywhere practicing my English and understanding how important it is. Finally, I could encourage others to talk to me, in English of course!

Too short stay in CT unfortunately, I had to go back to my work, that I love very much. I really appreciate all your efforts. Once again thank you.

Sławek Adamczak

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.