Courses

Courses start the first Monday of each month

GEA’s courses are designed to give you the knowledge and practice you need to become a better speaker, listener, reader and writer in English.  Courses include general English courses, Academic English, Business English, and English for Specific Purposes.  The courses include fun, practical activities outside the classroom to connect you to real-life communication skills.

General English

This course gives you many opportunities to actively apply the language and structures you learn in practical ways. Course topics include, speaking about yourself and others, describing people and places, transportation, and connecting to the travel and tourism world.

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Take this course if you: 

  • want to improve your everyday communication abilities in English
  • need broad support for integrated development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
Time table 4 days per week. 3 hours per day:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Outing Event
Start Dates The first Monday of each month
Group Size 2-10
Course duration 1-12 months
Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Minimum age 18
Cost R 3750

 

Academic English

This course helps you use the English language to improve yourself as a critical listener, speaker, reader and writer and to connect you to the diverse spaces and global communities where English is used. Topics include professions, observation and description, creating and planning itineraries, professional presentations, and using multimedia for communication through technology.

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Take this course if you: 

  • want to improve their abilities in English to support future tertiary studies
  • require necessary skills to assist them to take part in academic environments through integrated listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Time table 4 days per week. 3 hours per day:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Outing Event
Start Dates The first Monday of each month
Group Size 2 - 10
Course duration 1 - 12 Months
Levels Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Minimum age 18
Cost R 3750

 

Level 1 Certificate & Diploma in English for Tourism and Hospitality

The CTH Level 1 in English for Tourism and Hospitality is designed to provide candidates with a range of communication and study skills.

This internationally course gives you practical English experiences. A different topic is offered for each module:

  1. Restaurant English
  2. Hotels and Tourism English
  3. Tourism & Travel English

One week of the course includes a 'practical work experience' where you get to see the work world up close in a hotel or restaurant in Cape Town.

After examinations, students receive a CTH certificate for modules completed successfully.

Students who complete all three modules successfully receive a CTH Diploma.

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Take this course if you: 

  • want to connect the English language to a practical work environment
  • are a motivated student of tourism and hospitality wanting to develop useful work skills.
  • are a driven tourism and hospitality industry professional wanting to improve work capabilities.
  • want an internationally accredited certification
Time table 5 days a week, 2 hours per day in the afternoons
Start Dates Call for updated information
Group Size 2 - 15 students
Course duration 6 weeks

12 weeks

18 weeks

(Students may take the full course or individual modules)

Levels Intermediate, Advanced
Minimum age 18
Cost R 14, 000 / module

 

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Business English

This course helps you prepare to enter or participate more fully in a dynamic, global, economic environment. It provides the opportunity to gain valuable practical skills that are essential to succeed. Topics on writing and speaking skills cover areas such as: Interviews, job applications, job searching skills, resume and cover letter writing, email and letter composition.

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Take this course if you:

  • want practical ways to improve various aspects of your current or future professional life
  • need integrated or specialized attention for reading, writing, listening or speaking skills in business related topics

 

Time table M-F afternoons
Start Dates The first Monday of each month
Group Size 2 - 10
Course duration 1 - 12 Months
Levels Intermediate and Advanced
Minimum age 18
Cost R 2000

 

Test Preparation

(TOEFL / IELTS)

This course helps you enter into an academic environment by preparing for international oral and written entry examinations.

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Take this course if you:

  • want to improve your test taking skills
  • want to understand how to approach oral and written examinations
  • want to improve your abilities so you can succeed in university or college
Time table M-F afternoons
Start Dates The first Monday of each month
Group Size 2 - 10
Course duration 1 - 12 Months
Levels Intermediate and Advanced
Minimum age 18
Cost R 2900

 

English Communication Through Photography

This course uses the art and creativity of photography to get you describing, explaining, making, critiquing, and comparing photographs. You will improve how you look at the world through your camera and you will do so all in English!

You can use any kind of camera, tablet, or your phone for this course.

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Take this course if you:

  • want to improve your English and photography skills at the same time
  • want to practice English in a fun environment
  • Want to learn to see the world in unique and interesting ways
Lessons 12 in class

18 out of class activities

Start Dates The first Monday of each month
Group Size 3- 6
Course duration 3 weeks (4 days a week)

6 weeks (2 days a week)

Levels Intermediate and Advanced
Minimum age 18
Cost R 1500

 

Private Lessons

Use this course for individualized instruction.

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Take this course if you:

  • want to improve any kind of English skill with personalized attention
Time table As needed
Start Dates Contact us
Group Size 1-on-1
Course duration As needed
Levels Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Minimum age 18
Cost Please contact for hourly rates