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   Immerse yourself in an intensive EFL course in Pretoria   

English is one of the main keys to success in life. The full-time EFL courses offered by the Centre for Language Learning at the University of Pretoria (UP) are perfect for international students who are foreign language speakers. The courses run over two months with 180 hours of English class time, focused on listening and speaking skills. Six levels are offered every intake: beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and IELTS preparation. The UP brand ensures that all courses are taught at the highest standards.


Our classes are small and student-focused. This means that we can identify exactly what you need to improve your level of English.


Our highly qualified and experienced teachers will inspire you to do well, and will provide you with all the support you need to achieve your goals.


Our state-of-the-art internationally recognised course material is from National Geographic. It looks at cultural and environmental issues from countries around the world.


Each course runs over 8 weeks (09h00 to 13h30, Monday to Friday), with 180 contact hours per course. A certificate is awarded on the successful completion of each course.


Levels from beginner to IELTS preparation are offered every intake. The university reserves the right to charge a higher rate for small groups and private lessons.


Cost for 2024 is R11,800 per level. This includes the course books and administration fees This cost works out to nearly half and in some cases one-third of the cost of many other language schools in South Africa. We're currently running an "early bird" special until the end of November 2023, so that students who pay for any 2024 courses before this date pay the 2023 rate.

Practise your speaking skills

Take the opportunity to practise your speaking and listening skills in real-life contexts. Our teachers will create realistic scenarios in which you can practise your English skills with their support. You will also have the opportunity to interact with university students, join clubs, and attend a few lectures. The University is encouraging international students to apply for postgraduate courses.

Additional activities

In addition to regular classes, you will be given the opportunity to go on day trips to local tourist attractions such as Gold Reef City. You will also be invited to travel to other provinces in South Africa to visit attractions such as the Kruger National Park and Sun City.


180 contact hours of English teaching and immersion 

Small groups of no more than 16 students per class

New, internationally recognised course material from National Geographic

Affordable cost:

2021: R9,800 per student (including VAT)

2022: R10,400 per student (including VAT)

2023: R11,200 per student (includinh VAT)

2024: R11,800 per student (includinh VAT)

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Our promise to you

Following the approval of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Tawana Kupe, the University of Pretoria has established a Centre for Language Learning within the Faculty of Humanities. The Centre for Language Learning is 100% committed to:

Helping you develop your English language skills

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Providing highly qualified and experienced teachers

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Bringing the world to the classroom and the classroom to life with exceptional course material

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Unlocking a new world for you to invest in your future success

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Invest in your key to success

Get the advantage you need to succeed with an EFL course from the Centre for Language Learning at the University of Pretoria.

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