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UCT English Language Centre

UCT English Language Centre

Based in the Faculty of Humanities, the UCT English Language Centre (ELC) delivers year-round continuing education programmes in English as a Foreign Language to international participants of all ages. A range of courses are offered at various proficiency levels, including General English, English for Business Communication and preparation courses for the IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English exams. The Centre also runs a pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes programme for international applicants to UCT who need to improve their level of English before beginning their degree course.

Teaching Method

In line with innovative teaching and learning practice in the sector, ELC uses a learner-centred approach which focuses on students' individual needs and learning styles, and a communicative method to get students communicating with confidence from the start.

Classes are taught in small groups of no more than 12 students to allow all participants to benefit from individual attention and feedback.

As well as following a coursebook, teachers use a wide range of materials, including listening and video clips, authentic reading texts and digital learning resources.

The lessons are based on real-life themes, topics and ideas to help students engage with the language in an exciting and relevant way.

For full details or to book a course visit the ELC website.

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Level 3, Rosedale Building
Hiddingh Campus
32-37 Orange Street
Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 650 4161
Skype: uctlanguagecentre


ELC website


ELC Brochure