[lg policy] South Africa: English Language Centre Opens in Cape Town with a strict 'English only' language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 2 20:21:11 UTC 2011

English Language Centre Opens in Cape Town

International House World Organisation (IHWO) recently opened an
affiliate language school in Cape Town, South Africa. The IHWO is a
network of language schools worldwide that are committed to
implementing high standards of quality and innovation in education and
training. IHWO is one of the largest groups of language schools,
teaching English and 25 modern languages in 150 schools in 50+
countries since 1953.

IH Cape Town Language Institute (IH Cape Town) is conveniently located
in the vibrant suburb of Sea Point, a short drive away from the
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the city centre, Table Mountain as
well as the famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. With only 358
days before the FIFA 2010 World Cup, interest in visiting Cape Town as
one of the host cities for the event is growing daily.

"Due to the overwhelming interest around the FIFA 2010 World Cup we
will shortly launch our 2010 programmes which include a once- in-a
life time experience for students to learn English and enjoy the
soccer fever throughout Cape Town", said Wiebke Fiallo, Director of
Studies at IH Cape Town. Key facilities at the centre include,
experienced staff speaking Portuguese, Spanish, German and French,
access to Library and Resources, Wi-Fi, a Computer room, as well as a
variety of superior accommodation options, all within walking distance
of the school. The centre welcomes a diverse mix of nationalities,
classes are small and include a strict 'English only' language policy
providing students with a professional learning environment.

Students who enroll at IH Cape Town have the unique opportunity of
being able to combine English courses with volunteer projects such as;
study & work, environmental, and safari & wildlife programmes. Gavin
Eyre, Managing Director of IH Cape Town, stated : "students visiting
our language centre have an opportunity to interact with locals,
participate in responsible tourism projects and are encouraged to
leave their personal legacies behind before they return home".

Cape Town offers a plethora of diverse activities for visiting
students, which include shark diving, bungee jumping, safari trips,
walking and hiking, excursions to the picturesque winelands, festivals
and events, arts and culture. Cape Town, with numerous travel awards
under the belt, including the more recent "Africa's leading
destination award" (http://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners) bestowed
by the prestigious World Travel Awards (May 11, 2009) should be an
obvious location in which to learn English. Mari√ętte du Toit Helmbold,
CEO of Cape Town Tourism, stated: "We are very proud to accept this
award on behalf of the tourism industry and people of Cape Town. It is
testament to their dedication to growing this city as one of the
world's favourite and most remarkable destinations. Cape Town is
indeed Africa's greatest city and ready to welcome the world!"

For further information please visit www.ihcapetown.com

General Enquiries

Mr. Jonathan Thompson

IH Cape Town Language Institute

Tel: +27 21 433 0546


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