Wits Language School

Wits Language School

Wits Language School

Wits Language School was established in 1997 and is part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The school offers a wide range of language courses and services, including English as a Foreign Language.

Wits University is one of the leading universities in the country and on the continent. The prestige and reputation associated with Wits transcends across all its faculties and departments. As part of the University, Wits Language School adheres to the proud tradition of academic excellence.

The course helps learners to build the competence and confidence they need to use English on a daily basis in all aspects of their lives. The course aims at improving reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, in addition to providing a thorough grasp of English grammar, developing vocabulary and broadening learners’ understanding of the language used in a range of formal and informal social contexts.

Other information

We offer six levels:

  1. Beginner
  2. Elementary
  3. Pre-intermediate
  4. Intermediate
  5. Upper Intermediate
  6. Advanced

The duration of each level is seven weeks, with class attendance for four hours per day, from 09h00 to 13h00 (140 hours).

In addition, optional afternoon classes are offered free of charge from Monday to Thursday, 13h30 to 14h30 (an additional 20 hours of tuition and language practice).


We arrange accommodation for full-time students of English. There are a range of host families close to the school. We make sure that the accommodation is suitable by visiting the homes and checking them on a regular basis.

Study visas and health insurance

We advise you on visa applications as well as extensions of study visas and refer you to recommended agents for medical insurance cover.


We also arrange tours for those who want to see more of South Africa. These trips are optional and the cost is not included in the course fee.

We also arrange regular visits to popular tourist attractions in and around Joburg, such as Gold Reef City and Soweto.

Contact Wits Language School

Location: Johannesburg
Address: University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits
Telephone: +27117174208
Website: www.witslanguageschool.com