Cape Town

Study English and explore the beauty of South Africa

English on the road

enjoy an adventure along the coast of South Africa with our Travelling Classroom

Study and live on-site

we’re the only language school in Cape Town which has a residence and classrooms on the same property

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Free Cape Town tour

visit remarkable sights and familiarise yourself with Cape Town on our free city tour

English courses at LAL Cape Town

At our English school, LAL Cape Town, there is a wide range of English courses available for you, from General English to English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Courses start every Monday and you can choose from different options: General (15 hours per week), Intensive (22.5 hours per week), General + Premium (which is Intensive with the afternoon lessons in smaller groups of a maximum of 6 students) and, for students over 30 years old, a General English course for 30+ also runs on specific dates.

Featured courses

If you want to progress in your studies or add value to your CV, you might be interested in our exam preparation courses such as the IELTS or TOEFL test preparation courses (both required by most universities in English-speaking countries) or Cambridge exams of English preparation courses (these certificates represent an invaluable addition to your curriculum vitae).

Our English school in Cape Town also runs two English courses for Specific Purposes: English for Marketing and Legal English, both of which aim to give you the communication skills required to work in these two industries. The courses are also suitable for anyone going to study the subjects at an under- or postgraduate level.

If you wish to maximise your time and get some valuable to work experience, LAL Cape Town offers several programmes which will suit your needs: Work Adventure, Internship Placement , Study and Wildlife Volunteering and Study and Social Volunteering.

Lastly, if you want to have the adventure of your life, we are sure you would love to know more about our Travelling Classroom programme, an out-of-classroom academic and travel combination course, where you will enjoy the natural beauty of the world-famous Garden Route while constantly improving your English in a small group with a dedicated teacher and qualified tour guide.

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The LAL Cape Town school of English

LAL Cape Town occupies a beautiful heritage building which offers outstanding facilities and services on-site, adding even more comfort during the student’s stay.

The school has 15 classrooms which hold a maximum of 12 students in each room.

After your lesson, you can relax in the student lounge, have a meal with your fellow students in the school cafeteria, continue studying in one of the classrooms or read a book from the school library in the beautiful garden.

Within the school premises, there is also a barbecue area and a swimming pool that you can use… whenever you have no lessons!

Key Facts

  • Free wireless
  • Free computer access
  • Listening facilities
  • Bookshop
  • Lounge Area
  • Drinks available
  • Restaurant and student kitchen
  • Games Area
  • Swimming pool

Leisure Programme

The LAL school of English in Cape Town does not only want you to learn English but also to give you the opportunity to experience the South African culture and to discover what its location and surrounding areas have to offer. The LAL Cape Town English school has an ever-changing social programme which offers a range of different activities that you can enjoy after school or on the weekends.

The activities provided by our Cape Town school can range from sightseeing, culture and sport to nature and wildlife. The one activity that we strongly recommend you to attend is our Monday Night Braai: a traditional South African barbecue prepared by the LAL Braai Master where you will have the chance to meet all the new students of the school.

Other activities can vary from a one-day safari experience to sand boarding on the dunes of Atlantis. Whale watching is also available, but if you are really looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience you can always go on the 20-day Cape to Victoria Falls overland camping tour.

As you can see, we have activities to suit everyone and we can, definitely, find one for you. Keep your eyes open when you are at LAL school of English: Cape Town has so much to offer that you will want to see what tours are running while you are studying with us.

Your accommodation in Cape Town

There is a wide range of different accommodation options to suit your needs at the LAL English school in Cape Town.

The most popular choice for our students is the school’s on-site student residence, where you can choose from a 4-bed dormitory with shared or private bathroom, a twin bedroom with private bathroom or a single room with private bathroom. There is also another student residence only 5 minutes walk from the school.

On the other hand, a great way to have a first-hand experience of South African local culture would be to spend your time in Cape Town in one of our selected homestays. If none of the options above match your requirements, let us book you a room in one of our partner hotels.

On-site Residence

On the same site as the school

The on-site residence is our recommended accommodation option and accommodation of choice for students. Located on the school campus, your class is only a few steps away from the bedroom.

Residence facilities include wireless Internet and a free, 24-hour Internet room, beautiful garden with barbecue, communal kitchen, restaurant, student lounge and a swimming pool for a comfortable and relaxing stay.


Off-site Residence

5 minutes from the school

The off-site residence is smaller, more intimate, and is perfect for students who prefer a more homely living environment. Twin rooms are available with private or shared bathrooms. All rooms include breakfast.



average 20 mins from school

Staying at a host home is the ideal way to practise your English and experience South African culture with a local family.


Why study in Cape Town?

Our English school in Cape Town is located in the safe and beautiful suburb of Sea Point, only two minutes from the beachfront and 10 minutes from the city centre and the spectacular Table Mountain, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. There are several options within 1-10 minutes’ walk from the LAL English school such as a promenade, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, clubs and pubs.

Further Information

LAL Cape Town Pre-arrival Information

Accreditation and memberships