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Learn English in South Africa


A local English teacher with her student in Cape Town, South Africa.

South Africa is an incredibly diverse country and as one of the official languages, English is widely spoken and understood. On the English Language Course in South Africa, you will be able to study English as a standalone project or alongside other volunteer work.

In Cape Town, South Africa, you will receive an average of 15 hours of instruction per week, Monday to Friday. All of your lessons are private, tailored to your exact level, and taught by a qualified language teacher. If you would like to learn with other students and volunteers, you can request to take part in group classes. You also have the chance to learn Business English.

Outside of class, you will have plenty of time to explore your surroundings and you can practice your conversational skills with your host family and other Projects Abroad volunteers. Projects Abroad volunteers come from a huge variety of countries and backgrounds, including Europe and North America, and spending time with them is a fantastic opportunity to practice cultural exchange!

Alternatively, you can undertake a short 5-hour, 14-hour, or 30-hour course in English. These courses are tailored to your needs and run alongside your main volunteer project. This is extremely useful if English is not your first language and if English skills are required for your project. If you are planning on volunteering abroad for twelve weeks or more, you could also complete a 60-hour course alongside your volunteer project. For more information please visit our Language Add-ons page.

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