The International English School

The International English School

The International English School

Our school in the Helderberg

The International English School (TIES) first opened its doors to international students in May 1995. Since then the school has moved off Helderberg College Campus and relocated to the entire first floor of the Twin oaks Centre in Main Road, Somerset West.

Classrooms are large and airy with views of the Helderberg. Somerset West is located in the heart of the winelands, a safe and beautiful town 45 minutes’ drive outside of Cape Town. We are spoilt with long white beaches, the Helderberg Mountain and Nature Reserve as well as the wine farms producing world quality wines.

Why study at TIES?

  • We are privately owned and we care about our students.
  • We offer a wide range of programmes to suit your needs and pocket.
  • We cater to high school aged children and adults.
  • We offer quality and carefully selected English speaking families for homestay accommodation.
  • You can start and finish any time you want, study long or short time, full time and part time.

What we offer you?

  • Fun, learning environment with lots of personal attention
  • Free Wi-Fi and a student library and recreation room
  • Free refreshments in the student kitchen
  • Interactive group lessons
  • Onsite immigration officer for free visa advice and assistance
  • Internship and volunteering programmes available on request
  • Optional 10 hours free classes weekly taught by trainee teachers

Our courses

General English
20 hours per week
08:30 – 13:00 daily
A popular course for students of all ages. Short or long term stay. Part time or full-time classes

Intensive English
30 hours per week
08:30 – 16:00 daily
Need to learn English quickly and efficiently? General classes for 20 hours and private lessons for 10 hours per week.

Academic and Business English support classes
Need English support for school, university or work? We can assist with all high school subjects and grades and help you to improve your English while studying or on the job.

Private and SKYPE lessons
Too far to travel to us? Don’t worry, we offer private lessons if you are near and Skype lessons if you are far away.

Exam preparation
IELTS support and exam preparation classes

TEFL teacher training
Looking at going overseas to earn money and teach? Then this course is for you. Part time and full-time courses available throughout the year.

ESP for Nurses and Engineers
English for Specific Purposes. We have lots of experience teaching nursing staff and engineers.

Contact TIES

Location: Cape Town
Address: No. 8, Top Floor, Twin Oaks Centre, 142-146 Main Road
Somerset West
Telephone: +27218528859