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Located at the tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet, Cape Town is one of the world’s most multicultural cities and is the ideal place to take a TEFL course. Overlooked by the majestic Table Mountain and surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, Cape Town has plenty to excite visitors to this dynamic African city.

As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town is also known as “the Mother City” and has a long, rich history dating back to the fifteenth century when Portuguese explorers first noted the area. Visitors to Cape Town have the chance to explore this history and immerse themselves in the culture of South Africa that Cape Town offers. With a well-developed urban center and surrounding natural beauty, Cape Town provides a great mix of city life and relaxing nature.

The recent increase in tourism in the Cape Town region has led to improvements in the city’s infrastructure which has brought a number of services that make living in Cape Town enjoyable and convenient. One of these services is the Myciti bus service created for the 2010 World Cup. Myciti bus routes make getting around the city and exploring easy with destinations including Table Mountain, Green Point, Sea Point, Mouille Point, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and more.

Cape Town has a lot of entertainment to offer visitors. At night there are numerous venues where you can experience the local music scene not to mention theaters, restaurants, cocktail bars and more. The city buzzes with excitement and you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.

With a growing multi-cultural population the demand for English language instruction in Cape Town has seen an increase in recent years making it the perfect place to take a TEFL course.

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The School

Our TEFL training center in Cape Town is located in one of the city’s major shopping malls and is part of a closed off and paved area that runs through the city offering pedestrians the chance to experience the sights, sounds and aromas of colorful shopping vendors and local eateries as they stroll around the mall.

The center has excellent facilities for course participants to take advantage of during their time with us. Trainees will feel right at home at the school and as the classes are usually quite small, trainers are able to provide plenty of individual attention.

The course is ideal for those looking to take an intensive TEFL course in a fantastic location. Our TEFL trainers have the skills and experience necessary to ensure you graduate with confidence in your ability to teach English successfully and whether you are an experienced teacher or a complete beginner, you are bound to get something out of this course.


We have various types of accommodation available to course participants one of which is a stay in the home of a local family. This is the ideal option for those looking to get the most out their time in Cape Town and to get the true Capetonian experience. Trainees will be treated as part of the family in a warm, friendly environment with meals and laundry provided as well as internet access.

Another option is a backpackers’ lodge just a few minutes from the training center and if you are interested in finding private accommodation, we are able to help you.


  • Includes breakfast and dinner, internet access and 1 load of laundry per week (where available).
  • Single room + shared bathroom: $680 per month
  • Single room + private bathroom: $760 per month


  • Located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the school. Clean, secure and modern hostel with restaurant downstairs.
  • 6 bed dorm: $425 per month
  • 4 bed dorm: $560 per month

Course dates

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Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
US$ 1090
to be paid on arrival

Special offer for deposits paid before the end of this month: $200 discount!

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

US$ 245
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Cape Town
special price on offer from
US$ 1690
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the tuition for the program include?


    The TEFL course fees include all course materials and certification services. Airfares, accommodation and food are not included.

    Payment terms:

    • Cash payments
    • Card payments
    • Bank transfers
    • EFT

    *Outstanding fees must be received in full 10 days prior to the course start date.

    Refunds and cancellation fees:

    • A full refund, less 20% for administration fee, will apply for 7 days prior to the course.
    • No refund will be due for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the start date of the course.
    • No refund will be given once the course has started.

  • What is an average program day like?


    Classes start at 9 o’clock in the morning and end at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. You will have a 15 minutes break and 30 minutes for lunch. During the first two weeks we will focus on teaching methodologies, grammar, vocabulary, classroom management, error correction and feedback techniques.

    The final two weeks have a more practical focus in order to prepare trainees for the assessed lessons. This period also covers lesson planning, pronunciation, phonology, researching different teaching resources and making appropriate use of technology in the classroom.

  • How many students are on average in the program?


    Class sizes range from four to six trainees. Most trainees are from South Africa, however, we do welcome non-native speakers who are fluent in English.

  • What are the teaching practice students and classes like?


    Our students come from all around the world including; Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France, Italy and many more. As the teaching practice classes are free for students, they are there because they want to be and are eager to study.

    The TEFL trainer guides trainees through the teaching practice section of the course, giving them the skills and knowledge needed to teach students from all walks of life.

  • What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located?


    Accommodation options are minutes away from the school. Options include stays with host families and backpacker lodges. Backpacker lodges are self-catering, whereas the host families provide meals, Wi-Fi and laundry.

  • Can I have things shipped or mailed to the school?


    This is not possible. We advise students to have their packages delivered to their accommodation.

  • What is the TEFL job market in Cape Town like?


    Although the number of English schools has grown over the last few years, the job market is moderate in Cape Town and the salaries are quite low. Most teachers find jobs overseas once they have completed the course with us. While you are going through the process of finding a job, you can do volunteer teaching to gain valuable experience. Some people do get lucky when applying for jobs in Cape Town, so it’s always worth trying.

  • When do I start looking for work in Cape Town? Where do I start?


    We recommend that you start sending out resumes and researching the job market during the last week of the course, although it is best to take your time and get as much information as possible to give you a clear idea of what is available.

  • What is the average salary like?


    English teacher salaries in Cape Town range from R8000 - R12000 per month, however, this depends on the type of school or company you end up working for.

  • Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers?


    They do not, but we are able to help you find accommodation to suit your needs.

  • How many TEFL graduates find work in Cape Town?


    Not many people find work in Cape Town itself. Most people take their course in Cape Town and then travel abroad to find teaching work. Although there is a huge success rate for many teachers when applying for jobs overseas.

  • Do schools provide health insurance?


    No, it is recommended that you organize insurance in your home country before travelling to a foreign country.

  • Do schools provide work permits?


    They do not provide work permits but they can help you extend your visa/permit.

  • How do I get to Cape Town?


    Cape Town International airport is 30 minutes away from the school. You can take a metered taxi from the airport or we can arrange an airport transfer to take you from the airport to your accommodation.

  • What documents do I bring?


    You should bring your passport, visa, resume and driving license. Additionally, if you are planning on working in Cape Town, you should bring original copies of any college degrees or certificates with you.

  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing do I need to bring?


    Winter in Cape Town is generally wet and cool and summer is dry and warm, although the weather can be unpredictable.

    If you’re intending to come to Cape Town during winter, you should pack your warmest clothes and comfortable shoes, but temperatures do not drop below 10°c.

    Summer in Cape Town is a pleasant experience. The average temperature is about 24°c and 14°c at night.