At Good Hope Studies, you can study English by joining one of our English language courses, either at our language school in the vibrant city centre of Cape Town or in the leafy, upmarket residential area of Newlands.

At our English school in Cape Town, we offer General English courses, exam preparation courses for Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL, English for Work and Private Lessons.

Volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa and Namibia

We also run our own extensive volunteer programme. Choose between social projects, conservation projects, medical projects and farm stays. We have volunteer projects in and around Cape Town, in other parts of South Africa and in Namibia.

Teacher Training Courses in Cape Town

For English language teachers, we offer the popular CELTA course in Cape Town. The CELTA qualification is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.

Study English in South Africa with Good Hope Studies. Or volunteer at one of our many volunteer projects in South Africa and Namibia.

Mission Statement

Good Hope Studies provides international clients with an all-encompassing language travel experience of the highest quality, measured against internationally recognised standards. Through personal care and attention to detail, we endeavour to ensure that every student who passes through Good Hope Studies leaves with an improved ability to communicate in English and an unforgettable experience of South Africa.

Good Hope Studies provides its staff members with a secure and friendly environment in which they can develop professionally. Every staff member is valued as part of the Good Hope Studies team and their contribution to the further development of Good Hope Studies is expected and appreciated.

Good Hope Studies places itself at the vanguard of further developing Cape Town as an internationally recognized centre for teaching English as a Foreign Language. In doing so, we aim to ensure that Cape Town plays an important role within the international EFL community and thereby contributes to the world-wide EFL industry.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Courses

Good Hope Studies

Cambridge exams are recognised worldwide and are widely accepted by companies as proof of a certain level of English. The Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) is widely ... [+]

Cambridge exams are recognised worldwide and are widely accepted by companies as proof of a certain level of English. The Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) is widely accepted as proof of English language skills for university entry, especially in the UK, and is accepted by more than 2700 organisations around the world.

Exam preparation courses are the right choice for:

students who need to prove that they have a high level of English for work, study or emigration purposes; students who enjoy the challenge of a focussed course with clear goals; students who are at a strong intermediate level or above when they start their exam preparation course; students who are able to do one to two hours of homework a day to complement the course lessons. ... [-]
South Africa Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
9 - 10 weeks
Campus
Good Hope Studies

This course is ideal for people who need to use English at work or in a business context. We recommend it for people who work in an English environment and for those who ... [+]

Our English for Work course is ideal for people who need to use English at work or in a business context. We recommend it for people who work in an English environment and for those who are seeking an international career.

In the morning, students take part in a General English course; thereafter in the afternoon, students participate in English for Work. An intermediate level or above is required for this group course.

For German citizens only: this course is registered for Bildungsurlaub in Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen-Anhalt and Hessen.

Morning lessons

In the morning, you take part in either GE16 or GE20.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 8 weeks
Campus
Good Hope Studies

Our popular General English Courses are ideal if you want to improve your everyday communication skills and you prefer to study in a class with other students. Small clas ... [+]

Our popular General English Courses are ideal if you want to improve your everyday communication skills and you prefer to study in a class with other students. Small classes and well-trained teachers guarantee fast progress. The course content includes grammar, lexis and all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

You can combine the morning group course with an afternoon group course for faster progress or with private lessons to focus on personal goals.

For German citizens only: our GE30 Course is registered for Bildungsurlaub in Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen-Anhalt and Hessen.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 48 weeks
Campus
Good Hope Studies

Exam preparation courses are the right choice for students who need to prove that they have a high level of English for work, study or emigration purposes; students who e ... [+]

Exam preparation courses are the right choice for:

students who need to prove that they have a high level of English for work, study or emigration purposes; students who enjoy the challenge of a focussed course with clear goals; students who are at a strong intermediate level or above when they start their exam preparation course; students who are able to do one to two hours of homework a day to complement the course lessons.

Experienced teachers, small class sizes and personal attention to all students ensure the best possible preparation for the exam.

Both courses are only offered as an afternoon option in conjunction with General English in the morning.

IELTS

IELTS, The International English Language Testing System, is the most popular standardised test of English proficiency for non-native speakers.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
4 - 8 weeks
Campus
Good Hope Studies

The Study Year concept has been designed to cater for the specific needs of long-term students. It is ideal if you want to become proficient in English and/or want to stu ... [+]

The Study Year concept has been designed to cater for the specific needs of long-term students.

It is ideal if you want to become proficient in English and/or want to study or live in an English-speaking country.

The programme is tailor-made for those students who need extra support, both in and beyond the classroom, in reaching their English language goals.

Why choose Study Year?

For students who aim to study at a university or college in an English-speaking country, Study Year is designed to help them to reach the right level of English. We also offer related support: we assist students with applications for further study and help them to register and prepare for the English qualifications they need (e.g. IELTS).... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 weeks
Campus

Good Hope Studies Newlands

Good Hope Studies City Centre

Study English in Cape Town

GHS On-site accommodation in Newlands

GHS Student House

GHS Homestay

GHS Student Residence