Good Hope Studies

Good Hope Studies

Good Hope Studies

Study English for academic, leisure or business purposes at Good Hope Studies in Cape Town. We are an internationally accredited English language school (IALC, EAQUALS) with two centres in great locations. You can study English either in the city centre of Cape Town, or in the green and upmarket residential area of Newlands.

Good Hope Studies offers a unique learning experience that is highly efficient, fun and affordable. You can expect stylish premises in safe and convenient locations where you can study in a welcoming and quiet environment.

The language school’s social programme, GHS Social Club, offers a wide range of both fun and informative leisure activities, with three to four activities per week. Students have the opportunity not only to learn more about Cape Town and the surrounding areas but also to get to know other students from the school.

Why Good Hope Studies?

  • Independent language school
  • Teaching English since 1995
  • Two great school locations
  • Three Good Hope Studies residences
  • High-quality premises
  • CELTA or Delta qualified teachers
  • EAQUALS accredited
  • Great fun activities
  • Volunteer with Good Hope Studies

Courses at Good Hope Studies

General English
Available for 16, 20, 25 and 30 lessons. Ideal for students who use English for everyday purposes.

English for work
Recommended for students who need to use English at work or in a business context. An intermediate level or above is required. Elementary and pre-intermediate students who need English for the workplace are advised to book private lessons.

Semi-Intensive & Intensive Courses
Ideal for students who wish to optimise their study time by selecting from our afternoon options for a full day of learning.

Focus groups
As part of our Semi and Intensive English courses, students are able to add two afternoon focus groups to their course. Topics include South African culture, listening and pronunciation, and speaking about current events.

IELTS courses
Widely recognised by universities and employers in English-speaking countries. It is also required for emigration to many English-speaking countries. Students can choose to do the Academic English or the General English module.

TOEFL courses
A computer-based test focussing on academic English that is widely recognised by universities and employers.

Private lessons
Suitable for people who need to improve as quickly as possible, people who wish to focus on specific areas, and people who learn best in a one-to-one environment. The lessons usually start at 9:00. However, they can take place any time between 8:30 and 16:30, Monday to Friday, subject to the availability of teachers and classrooms.

CELTA teacher training
Recommended to anyone who wants to start teaching English as a foreign language.


Our most popular form of accommodation is homestay. Staying with one of our friendly host families gives students a unique insight into the South African lifestyle. Students who prefer to be more independent can choose between single and double rooms in three beautifully decorated residences, all managed and run by Good Hope Studies.

Contact Good Hope Studies

Location: Cape Town
Newlands Campus: 11 Mariendahl Avenue, Newlands, Tel: +27216831399
City Centre Campus: 5 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Tel: +27 21 425 5403