When visiting Cape Town, make sure you visit the Southern Suburbs. Here is why….

When visiting Cape Town, make sure you visit the Southern Suburbs. Here is why….

Many people come and visit Cape Town, also known as The Mother City.  In fact it has been voted the Most Beautiful City in the World and we can see why.  But after you have visited Cape Town and its many wonderful sights, what then?   You need to take yourself out to the Southern Suburbs right down near Cape Point and in False Bay.  Here we run through some of the best attractions for you to visit.  Read On…. 1.We have Muizenberg.. Exciting and vibrant… So many students have all tried their hand at surfing and absolutely loved it.  There...

High School Programme Student – Tomas from Argentina

High School Programme Student – Tomas from Argentina

Mi nombre es Tomás Ferrer, tengo 17 años y el 4 de Enero llegué a Sudáfrica para pasar los siguientes dos meses y medio. Cuando llegue al aeropuerto de Ciudad del Cabo ahí me estaba esperando Ashlea (mi host mother) y Antonio (su hijo). Desde el primer momento agarramos confianza y en el camino a casa me contaron un poco sobre la ciudad. Los primeros días fuimos a la playa y el primer sábado tuvimos un Braai (asado Sudafricano) y conoci a varios de sus amigos. La semana siguiente a mi llegada empezaron las clases y yo inicié el primer...

My first Week in South Africa by Yannick Kalrait

My first Week in South Africa by Yannick Kalrait

Ich erzähle heute von meiner ersten Woche in Kapstadt. Zuerst Kapstadt ist eine wunderschöne Stadt mit viel Sonne, tollen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Es fiel mir am Anfang ei bisschen schwer von zuhause wegzugehen aber ich bereue es nicht.  Als ich hier angekommen bin wurde ich herzlich von meiner Gastfamilie in Empfang genommen. An den nächsten zwei Tagen konnte ich schon fleißig am Wasserballtraining der Schulmannschaft wo ich auch schnell Freunde finden konnte. Als ich danach nach Hause kam hat die Familie für mich gekocht. Aber nun zu meinem ersten Schultag. Die Schule begann um 7:55 Uhr. Zuerst hatten wir assembly (Eine Versammlung...

Tutor of the Month for January – Mimmie

Tutor of the Month for January – Mimmie

Welcome to the New Year and the very first Tutor of the Month is Mimmie, who resides down in the Southern Hemisphere in a beautiful area just outside of Cape Point. Mimmie has been a teacher for over forty years and during that time has taught more students than she cares to count!  Her teaching skills has led her across South Africa and Asia and she has taught many Chinese students the beauty of the English language. She can take you from a basic English learner to a fluent English speaker.  There are no barriers for Mimmie.  She comes with...

How to Become a Freelance Homestay Teacher

How to Become a Freelance Homestay Teacher

Top tips for teaching English successfully.  1. TEFL Certification A TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certificate is essential to have.  These can come in the form of CELTA; DELTA; TEFL just to name a few. If you are an English speaker but want to know how to teach English effectively, then this is a perfect way for you to gain that knowledge. If you haven’t got this certificate there are always TEFL courses going on, you just need to do a search! TESOL is also accepted as well as Business English qualifications. Working in Germany as non –...

Here are the top tips for Volunteering in South Africa in 2019

Here are the top tips for Volunteering in South Africa in 2019

If South Africa is on your “ to-do “ list of places to visit in 2019, then why not combine a holiday there with some Volunteering.  We call this Voluntourism!   Voluntourism is a growing trend, not only amongst University and Gap Year students, but amongst older people who have retired early; Baby Boomers and Third Age people.  In fact, the trend to volunteering is increasing all the time.  On of the ways to experience a great time in South Africa is to teach English in one of the many Township Schools .  They welcome people with good English who...

How to Study and Volunteer Abroad In South Africa

How to Study and Volunteer Abroad In South Africa

Are you wondering if it is possible to study and volunteer abroad in South Africa? Well, it is very possible to volunteer while studying in South African universities if you get access to volunteer organisations or volunteer programs in South Africa. So, if you are a foreign student, you can spend your free time doing volunteer work or helping the local community.  In this article, you are going to gain insights on how to volunteer in South Africa while studying there.  Please keep reading.  Tips for Volunteering Abroad in South Africa There are many volunteering projects you can engage in...

Top 10 Reasons to Learn English in Cape Town South Africa

Top 10 Reasons to Learn English in Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town – Rainbow Nation Have you to been to the Rainbow Nation. Well, South Africa, also known as rainbow nation, is a great country where people have learned to co-exist regardless of nation, creed or race. What’s more, Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa and it is home to around 3.5 million people. Cape Town is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape Province and it is one of the most populated South African cities.  Learn English in Cape Town Are you planning to study English language in Cape Town, South Africa? Cape...