English Teacher Training Cape Town
Facilities of the Teacher Training Centre in Sea Point Campus
- Two school buildings
- 24 spacious classrooms
- Two social areas
- Well equipped computer rooms
- Large roof terrace with stunning sea views
- Two kitchens
- Free WiFi throughout all areas
- Located in heart of Sea Point
Facilities of the Teacher Training Centre in CBD Campus
- Located in the centre of Cape Town close to central station, in a quiet pedestrian zone
- Large classrooms
- Modern African design throughout centre
- Big common areas
- Outside area
- Free coffee and tea
- Free WiFi throughout
- Computers for use
Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.
About the Trainers in Cape Town
All CELTA and Delta trainers at both the CBD and Sea Point campuses in Cape Town have been accepted by UCLES after having undergone an extensive trainer-in-training programme. Tutors are all practising teachers of English who divide their time between teaching and teacher training. They are highly qualified and experienced both as teachers and trainers and themselves take part in ongoing training programmes, such as attending TEFL conferences and in-house development sessions, in order to keep abreast of the cutting edge of the TESOL profession.
The tutors have worked internationally and bring a wide range of key experience, qualifications and knowledge to the TESOL course. All CELTA and Delta trainers undergo a rigorous selection and training process that is monitored by the University of Cambridge.
We have interviewed Susan Walden, Director of Academic and Teacher Development in Cape Town (Sea Point) - please see here.
To see the interview with Mick Griggs, Head of Teacher Training in Cape Town (CBD Campus) - please click here.
Accommodation Sea Point Campus
Ideally situated, the economy accommodation for the Sea Point campus is just a 10-minute walk from the centre, the beaches, Sea Point Boardwalk and a variety of cafes, restaurants and convenience stores.
Price per week from $115 USD for shared room
Superior Accommodation – Milton Lodge
Milton Lodge is a self-catering house centrally located in Sea Point. The area around the house is packed with coffee shops, restaurants and internet cafes. Crisp white linens and towels are standard and oversize couches and a big flat screen television & cable TV completes the home-away-from-home feeling.
Price per week from $220 USD for shared room, from $285 USD for private room.
Superior Accommodation – Flats
These 10 newly-renovated rooms are within a secure apartment complex and are tastefully decorated. It is set amongst the many cafes, restaurants and boutiques of the bustling Regent Road and is 200 metres from the Sea Point training centre campus.
Price per week from $220 USD for shared room, from $285 USD for private room.
Hotels, Guest Houses & Backpackers
Cape Town has a large number of reputable hotels from 5 star to the more trendy 2 and 3 star boutique and art hotels. The variety of guesthouses within the Sea Point area, give our students the option to live in more luxurious types of individually run guesthouses that offer a more personal service. Cape Town is renowned for its backpacking industry, which has now moved onto greater levels and are often referred to as flashbackers. An abundance of them can be found near the Sea Point campus and can be reached within walking distance or by a short taxi ride.
Price per week on request.
This choice of accommodation is perfect for students wanting to experience the South African culture while learning English. Students are accommodated in a comfortable room either on their own or sharing with a friend. Our students are carefully matched with a family which is why we ask for students to send as much information about themselves as possible.
Price per week from $235 USD for private room.
Accommodation CBD Campus
Homestay is a popular form of accommodation as it provides an insight into the South African life-style. Two thirds of the students requiring accommodation stay with host-families.
South African people are known for their hospitality, and the host families particularly enjoy meeting people from around the world and making students feel part of the family. The host-family may be a single woman, a single-parent family, a young family, a working couple or a retired couple.
The accommodation officer carefully chooses families and inspects them once a year.
Price per week from $175 USD for shared double/twin room, from $220 USD for private single room.
Especially for older students and for those who want to enjoy more comfort at a host-family, we recommend this accommodation option. Homestay-Plus is generally of a higher standard than Homestay and offers a private bathroom.
Price per week from $220 USD for double/twin room, from $270 USD for private single room.
General features for accommodation in Homestay:
Selection criteria as follows:
- Situated in a good residential area.
- Hospitable and communicative.
- Clean, quality lodgings.
- English has to be spoken as a first language.
- The home must be close to either the school or public transport.
- Travelling time to School: 20 - 30 min (max. 45 min.)
- Travelling costs: ZAR 84 (€ 5.30 / US$ 6) per week.
- Meals included: Breakfast and dinner daily.
- Rooms: Single or double rooms, bathroom to share. Double rooms are only for two students booking together. Rooms are furnished at a minimum with a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a reading light.
- Laundry: At the family at an extra charge, or at a commercial laundry service.
- Pets: Most families have cats and/or dogs.
- Bedding and towels provided.
- Allocation: Host-families are allocated 6 weeks before arrival.
- The student’s preferences are accommodated as far as possible. A maximum of 3 students may be accommodated per family.
The Student Residence is located in a popular student area close to the University of Cape Town. There are many pubs, restaurants and nightspots in the area. Here, students can easily meet people.
The residence is only a few stations by Metrorail from the Centre. There are 20 single rooms with 5 bathrooms to share, self-catering facilities and student lounges. The residence is decorated in a modern, African style. The Student Residence is mainly used by younger students (18 to 25) and therefore not suitable for students aged 30 or older.
Price per week from $210 USD - self catering.
General features for accommodation in Student Residence:
- Travelling time: 20 - 30 minutes to the training centre.
- Travelling costs: approx ZAR 56 (€ 5.60 / US$ 7.70) per week.
- Meals: Self-catering facilities are available for students to prepare their own meals.
- Rooms: 20 single rooms, 5 rooms share a bathroom (male and female students are accommodated in separate sections).
- Laundry: A commercial laundry service is close by.
- Bedding: Provided.
- Towels: Not provided.
- Facilities: 2 kitchens, 2 student lounges with TV and DVD
- Internet: WLAN at an extra charge.
The student house includes a pool and a garden, mainly suitable for long term accommodation.
Shared, self-catering accommodation $205 USD per week (minimum stay: 4 weeks)
Shared, self-catering accommodation $265 USD per week
Cape Town and Surroundings
With world heritage sites on hand such as Robben Island and world-famous attractions such as Table Mountain, Cape Town is regarded as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.
The "Mediterranean-style" climate makes Cape Town mild all year round. As the seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, the city is a warm destination from November to March.
Candidates can take part in a safari starting from Cape Town or visit one of the country’s many national parks to see the spectacular Big Five. The city is the ideal location for many outdoor sports, including surfing, golfing, horseback-riding, whale-watching, shark-diving, bungee-jumping, beach-volleyball and more.
Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city with a colourful and vibrant mix of many different cultures, religions and people. With 3 major universities, it also attracts a high number of young people. Cape Town offers museums, theatres, cinema complexes, shopping malls, entertainment areas, vibrant markets and beautiful gardens.