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TESOL Certifications in Cape Town | South Africa

Located at southern most point of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet, the city of Cape Town is one of most multicultural cities in the world. With the magnificent Table Mountain dominating the landscape and areas of outstanding natural beauty surrounding the city, Cape Town has plenty to offer visitors from all over the world.

Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and is known as “the Mother City”. It has a long history dating back to the fifteenth century when Portuguese explorers first noted the region where Cape Town now lies. Visitors to the city can discover its history and immerse themselves in South African culture. The city has a well-developed urban center and is surrounded by natural beauty providing a great mix of city life and relaxing nature.

Cape Town’s recent increase in tourism has brought improvements to the city’s infrastructure with a number of services that add to the overall quality of life in Cape Town. One such service is the Myciti bus service which was created for the FIFA World Cup in 2010. Myciti bus routes make getting around the city and exploring easy with destinations including Table Mountain, Green Point, Sea Point, Mouille Point, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and more.

Visitors to Cape Town are spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment. After sunset you can experience the buzz of the local music scene not to mention the theaters, restaurants, cocktail bars and more. The city hums with excitement and you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.

4 weeks in-class course in Cape Town
special price on offer from
$ 1690

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The School

ITTT's TESOL training center in Cape Town is located in one of the city’s major shopping malls that is part of a closed off and paved area that running through the city. The mall offers visitors the chance to experience the sights, sounds and aromas of colorful shopping vendors and local eateries as they stroll around the mall.

Our training center is equipped with excellent facilities to make your studying as enjoyable as possible. Course participants will feel right at home at the school and as the classes are usually quite small, trainers are able to provide plenty of individual attention.

If you are looking to take an intensive TESOL course in a fantastic location, then our Cape Town training center is the ideal choice for you. Our course trainers have the experience necessary to ensure you gain the skills and confidence needed to teach English successfully and whether you are an experienced teacher or a complete beginner, you will find this course right for you.


We have a variety of accommodation options for our course participants to choose from one of which is a stay in the home of a local family. This is an excellent choice for those looking to get the most out their time in Cape Town and to get the true Capetonian experience. Students will be treated as part of the family in a warm, friendly environment with meals and laundry provided as well as internet access.

Another option is a backpackers’ lodge just a few minutes from the training center and if you are interested in finding private accommodation, we are able to help you.


  • Includes breakfast and dinner, internet access and 1 load of laundry per week (where available).
  • Single room + shared bathroom: $680 per month
  • Single room + private bathroom: $760 per month


  • Located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the school. Clean, secure and modern hostel with restaurant downstairs.
  • 6 bed dorm: $425 per month
  • 4 bed dorm: $560 per month

Course dates

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Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
US$ 1090
to be paid on arrival

Special offer for deposits paid before the end of this month: $200 discount!

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

US$ 245
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Cape Town
special price on offer from
$ 1690

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the tuition for the program include?

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    Course fees include course materials and certification. Airfares, accommodation and food are not included.

    Payment terms:

    • Cash payments
    • Card payments
    • Bank transfers
    • EFT

    *Outstanding fees must be received in full 10 days prior to the course start date.

    Refunds and cancellation fees:

    • A full refund, less 20% for administration fee, will apply for 7 days prior to the course.
    • No refund will be due for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the start date of the course.
    • No refund will be given once the course has started.

  • What is an average program day like?

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    Classes are from 9 o’clock in the morning to 3 o’clock in the afternoon. There is a 15 minute break and you will get a 30 minute lunch break. The first two weeks of the course are focused on teaching methodologies, grammar, vocabulary, classroom management, error correction and feedback techniques.

    The last two weeks are focused on the practical side of teaching in order to prepare trainees for their assessed lessons. The final two weeks also cover lesson planning, pronunciation, phonology, researching different teaching resources and making appropriate use of technology in the classroom.

  • How many students are on average in the program?

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    Class sizes are around four to six trainees per class. Course attendees come from all over the world but most are from South Africa. We welcome non-native speakers who are fluent in English.

  • What are the teaching practice students and classes like?

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    Our English students come from a variety of countries including; Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France, Italy and many more. As students do not pay to attend these classes, they are there because they want to be and are keen to take part.

  • What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located?

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    Accommodation options are just a few minutes away from the training school. These options include host families and backpacker lodges. The backpacker lodges are self-catering, whereas the host families provide meals, Wi-Fi and laundry.

  • Can I have things shipped or mailed to the school?

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    This is not possible. We advise students to have their personal mail delivered to their accommodation.

  • What is the TEFL job market in Cape Town like?

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    Although the number of English schools has grown over the last few years, the job market is not thriving in Cape Town and the salaries are quite low. Most teachers find jobs overseas once they have completed the course with us. While you are going through the process of finding a job, you can do volunteer teaching to gain valuable experience. Some people do get lucky when applying for jobs in Cape Town, so it’s always worth trying.

  • When do I start looking for work in Cape Town? Where do I start?

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    We advise trainees to start job hunting in the last week of the course, although it is best to take your time and get as much information as possible to give you a clear idea of what is available.

  • What is the average salary like?

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    English teacher salaries in Cape Town range from R8000 – R12000 per month, however, this depends on the type of school or company you end up working for.

  • Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers?

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    This is not something that schools in Cape Town provide for teachers, but we are able to help you find accommodation to suit your needs.

  • How many TEFL graduates find work in Cape Town?

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    Not many people find work in Cape Town itself. Most people take their course in Cape Town and then travel abroad to find teaching work. Although there is a huge success rate for many teachers when applying for jobs overseas.

  • Do schools provide health insurance?

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    No, it is recommended that you organize insurance in your home country before travelling to a foreign country.

  • Do schools provide work permits?

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    They do not provide work permits but they can help you extend your visa/permit.

  • How do I get to Cape Town?

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    Cape Town International airport is 30 minutes away from the school. You can take a metered taxi from the airport or we can arrange an airport transfer to take you from the airport to your accommodation.

  • What documents do I bring?

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    You should bring your passport, visa, resume and driving license. Additionally, if you are planning on working in Cape Town, you should bring original copies of any college degrees or certificates with you.

  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing do I need to bring?

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    Winter in Cape Town is generally wet and cool and summer is dry and warm, although the weather can be unpredictable.

    If you’re intending to come to Cape Town during winter, you should pack your warmest clothes and comfortable shoes, but temperatures do not drop below 10°c.

    Summer in Cape Town is a pleasant experience. The average temperature is about 24°c and 14°c at night.


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  • 2Anyone fluent in English and aged 18+ is eligible for our courses.
  • 3No previous experience or qualifications are required.
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