English in Capetown

Family programs | All levels

Capetown

Cape town is an amazing city. It is the perfect place to discover the unique wildlife and culture of Africa with wild animals such as lions or zebras and have lots of fun on the beach and sea activities, while experiencing a multicultural lifestyle. On the waterfront there are plenty of museums and shops, colourful cafés with delicious seafood and local specialties with live music.

Our programs

A program designed for the whole family; while children learn and enjoy leisure time with activities and excursions, parents can enjoy free time or take an English course at our school as well.

Junior Program

  • OPTION 1: Weekday - only tuition, no activities
  • OPTION 2: Weekday (tuition and activities including 5 half-day excursions with lunch - Monday to Friday)
  • OPTION 3: Full week (tuition and activities including 5 half-day and 1 full-day excursion with lunch - Monday to Saturday)
  • OPTION 4: Full (tuition and daytime/evening activities including 5 half-day, 1 full-day excursions with lunch and 5 evening activities with dinner - Monday to Saturday) 

Our family program includes a basic package of lessons for your child/children and gives to parents free time to explore a new city or a catered package for the whole family with a full entertainment. For children 13-17 years old. Specail dates: Summer: 04 Jan - 15 Feb; Winter: 05 Jul - 16 Aug, 2015.
Tuition course is focus on a communicative approach in order to develop productive and perceptive skills.

 

 

ADULTGeneral English course

  • 20 lessons of 45 minutes each (15 hours) in group of 15 students maximum.
  • Every Monday (or the first Monday of the month if you are a beginner).

Develop your language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), improve your knowledge of grammar and learn how to use it in practice.

ADULTGeneral Intensive course

30 lessons (22.5) hours of English lessons per week in two parts:
  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English.
  • 10 further lessons (7.5 hours) of communication skills, which may be with different students.

A group course which is ideal for learning everyday English with an emphasis on fluent communication and practical language skills. 

Our accomodation

LAL propose the following types of accommodation

School Residence

Budget rooms with 3 - 6 beds, with access to shared washrooms, with showers, basins and WCs. Standard Rooms.

  • Standard single 
  • Twins rooms
  • All en-suite
  • Television
  • Pre-paid wireless internet access
  • Tea and coffee facilities
Off Campus Student Residence

The residence is located in a safe and convenient area and has a swimming pool.

  • En-suite single, twin and single rooms 
  • Shared bathroom 
  • Access to free wireless internet
The Ritz Hotel

Located just 10 minute walk from the school, it offers 222 rooms, bars, conference rooms and parking facilities.

Our activities

LAL propose the following types of activities

JUNIOR Culture excursion:

  • Township Tour: Exploring township life, Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town and visit a community project learning how apartheid affected the local people. 
  • Bo-Kapp & Slave Lodge: The former Malay quarter of Cape Town, a kaleidoscope of coloured houses and littered with Muslim cultural sites such as the first Muslim Mosque in South Africa. 
  • Robben Island: Half-day excursion to the former prison of Nelson Mandela ; a ail of isolation has been transformed into a museum as a reminder of the atrocities of Apartheid. 
  • South African Museum and National Gallery: Two bastions of national heritage. The South African Museum houses items from millions of years ago. 

JUNIOR Nature excursion:

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: A World Heritage Site, containing an immaculate variety of fauna and flora, alongside a wealth of animal and bird life.
  • World of Birds: A tropical garden and surrounded by rocky mountain ranges, the World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and home to more than 3000 birds and animals.
  • Seal Island: A scenic ride around the mountainous bay to the local seal colony.
  • Cape of Good Hope & Boulders Beach: False Bay coastline to Boulders Beach to see the African penguin colony, then a  visit to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to wildlife such as antelope, baboons and wild ostrich.
  • Hermanus: The whale watching capital of South Africa.
  • Stellenbosch, Franschoek, cheetahs and lions: The picturesque Cape winelands,  a cheetah sanctuary to get close to rehabilitated cheetahs, followed by a tranquil walk around the first French Huguenot settlement of Franschoek.
  • Ostrich Farm: West Coast Ostrich Farm, to see and learn about a variety of birds such as ostrich, emus, rheas and peacocks.
  • Two Ocean’s Aquarium: Home to over 3000 oceanic species from both the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

JUNIOR Fun excursion:

  • Ratanga Junction Theme Park: The only theme park in Cape Town, with 30 rides ranging from kids and family rides to thrill rides for the more adventurous.
  • Canal Walk Shopping Mall: The most comprehensive shopping experience in South Africa.
  • Access Park: A shopper’s delight; a wonderland of 70 outlet and 80 factory stores up to 50% off the retail price.
  • Beach Day: Premiere beaches on the Atlantic coast.

JUNIOR Sightseeing excursion:

  • City Tour: Historical centre of Cape Town to gain background into the city’s rich history.
  • Table Mountain: One of the new “7 Natural Wonders of the World”, Table Mountain. This iconic symbol of Cape Town.
  • V&A Waterfront: An idyllic setting for a fun-filled day out.
  • Castle of Good Hope: The oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa, the centre of administrative, civilian and military life in the early days of the Cape Colony.
  • Green Market Square and Signal Hill: Local flea market, where bargaining and curios are the order of the day.

JUNIOR Sport excursion:

  • Lion’s Head hike: Between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, on the summit, you can gaze over majestic views of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, the white sandy beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, and the Cape Town city centre. For the wild at heart, the hike can be done at night, under the bright, shining full moon.
  • Blouberg Beach: A picturesque view of Table Mountain, a must-have background for any visitor’s photo collection. When the wind is blowing, the beach is dominated by a variety of sports activities such as surfing and kite flying.
  • Ice Skating: Grandwest Casino and Entertainment Complex where an afternoon is spent ice skating on the only Olympic size ice rink in Cape Town.

 

ADULT extra Activities with extra charges 

Fun excursion:

  • Shark Cage Diving: shark viewing from the boat; from 130 €
  • 1 - day Safari: 3-hour drive to see the Big 5, the closest reserve to Cape Town, with free-roaming animals; from 240 €
  • Ratanga Junction Theme Park: the only theme park in Cape Town, with 30 rides ranging from kids and family rides; from 16 €
  • Canal Walk Shopping Mall: Canal Walk offers the most comprehensive shopping experience in South Africa; from 9 €
  • Access Park: a wonderland of 70 outlet and 80 factory stores where you can typically get up to 50% off the retail price; from 9 €
  • Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World: Slot machines, roulette wheels, black jack tables and poker faces; from 9 €
  • Ostrich Ranch and Blouberg Beach: Ostrich ranch visit followed by a stop at Blouberg Beach, relaxing in the sun and taking photos of the Table Mountain; from 12 €
  • Huey Helicopter Combat Mission: an open-air Huey helicopter along the west coast of Africa; from 230 €
  • Horseriding: long Beach by horseback; from 45 €

Sport excursion:

  • Lion’s Head hike: between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, on the summit, you can gaze over majestic views of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, the white sandy beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, and the Cape Town city centre. For the wild at heart, the hike can be done at night, under the bright, shining full moon; price on request.
  • White Water Rafting: paddling out the white waters of the Breede River, after an evening at the riverside lodge with barbecue and bonfire, before; from 110 €
  • Surfing: catching waves in the Indian Ocean; from 50 €
  • Sand boarding: descending the dunes of Atlantis: from 50 €
  • Quad biking: an afternoon of extreme motorsport action; from 75 €
  • Skydiving: the best view of the town from above; from 180 €
  • Abseiling: excercising and witnessing majestic views; from 70 €
  • Paintball: paintball war games in arid terrain, from 40 €

Sightseeing excursion:

  • City Tour: historical centre of Cape Town to gain background into the city’s rich history; from 36 €
  • Table Mountain: one of the new “7 Natural Wonders of the World”, Table Mountain. This iconic symbol of Cape Town; from 18 €
  • The Cape of Good Hope and Peninsula: breathtaking natural marvellous views of the peninsula; from 70 €
  • The Cape Winelands: the historic Cape winelands to observe the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle and sample superb wines; from 75 €
  • V&A Waterfront: an idyllic setting for a fun-filled day out; from 8 €
  • Spier Wine Estate: one of the oldest wineries in South Africa to taste their award-winning wines; from 25 €
  • Two Oceans Helicopter flight: a scenic helicopter flight over Cape Town; from 150 €

Culture excursion:

  • Robben Island: half-day excursion to the former prison of Nelson Mandela ; a jail of isolation has been transformed into a museum as a reminder of the atrocities of Apartheid; from 23 €
  • Township Tour: exploring township life, Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town and visit a community project learning how apartheid affected the local people; from 40 €
  • Dinner at Mzansi: enjoying a typical African dinner with traditional song and dance; from 25 €

Nature excursion:

  • Whale Watching: False Bay, the most prolific whale watching site in South Africa, from June to November; from 70 €
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: a World Heritage Site, containing an immaculate variety of fauna and flora, alongside a wealth of animal and bird life; from 13 €
  • World of Birds: a tropical garden and surrounded by rocky mountain ranges, the World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and home to more than 3000 birds and animals; from 16 €
  • Seal Island: a scenic ride around the mountainous bay to the local seal colony; from 15 €
  • Weekend safari; from 320 €
  • 4-day Kruger Camping Safari Adventure: the ultimate outdoor safari experience, two full days and evenings of game viewing, among hundreds of wild animals and rare birdlife in their natural habitat; from 500 €