Quality English Interlink School of Languages
is a member of Quality English, a group of carefully chosen, independent English language schools worldwide. The objective of Quality English schools is to deliver the highest standards of teaching and service, and the quality of all aspects of the schools is continuously monitored.
LanguageCourseSL - Excellence Awards Every year LanguageCourseSL requests evaluations from more than a thousand language course students worldwide in order to honour language schools which provide outstanding services to their clients. As a result of these evaluations LanguageCourseSL presents an annual Excellence Award to those language schools, which receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings worldwide.
Interlink School of Languages was awarded the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Excellence Awards as our students rated our overall service as excellent. The Excellence Awards not only recognize the accomplishments of the school with respect to its quality of service but it also gives us the opportunity to certify to potential clients the high standards applied in our organization.
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Interlink School of Languages has been an accredited examination centre for the LCCI for eight years.
The English Language Teaching Association of South Africa (ELTASA) Interlink School of Languages is a founder member of ELTASA, with the owner of Interlink, Luanne Mc Callum, being the 2006 and 2007 chairperson.
South Africa, in the past decade, has increasingly entered into the ELT industry, and has become a popular destination for English Language Travellers. As a result, a growing number of English Language Centres have opened their doors across South Africa in recent years. As a consequence ELTASA was launched at the Cape Town Tourism Offices in June 2003.
ELTASA is committed to developing and guiding the growth of the English language travel industry in South Africa and ensuring that its members meet or exceed guaranteed minimum standards of professionalism and quality.
INTERLINK is situated in Sea Point, a beachfront suburb on the Atlantic seaboard of Cape Town. Sea Point is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan areas of Cape Town. Only ten minutes from the city centre, it has a beautiful seafront promenade where you can walk, jog, play soccer or simply relax and watch the sunset over the sea.
The school is very close to the world famous Clifton beaches and the V & A Waterfront, a major tourist attraction with many different things to do. In the Main Road of Sea Point you have easy access to all public transport, many different restaurants, shops, banks, the post office, supermarkets and anything else you need. The area is clean, neat and safe, and has beautiful mountain and sea views.
We offer general and intensive English courses as well as exam preparation courses for the major international English exams such as Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS and the London Chamber of Commerce English for Business exams. We are committed to providing high quality English language training in a professional yet interesting, relaxed and friendly environment.
Our classes are small with a maximum of 8 students, which enables our teachers to pay individual attention to your needs and ensure you achieve your goals.
We have a variety of accommodation options for students to choose from, and organise any tours, trips or services required.
INTERLINK is a member of Quality English, a group of carefully chosen independent English language schools worldwide whose goal is to deliver the highest standards of teaching and service.
Interlink is also an accredited examination centre for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of Cape Town Tourism and a founding member of ELTASA, the English Language Travel Association of South Africa.
School facilities description
is in a large Victorian house with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The classrooms are spacious, airy and bright and have many posters, maps and charts on the walls.
There are computers with free internet/email access for students to use and interesting books and resources at all the different levels to assist students with their studies.
Students can prepare their lunch in our large welcoming kitchen, relax on one of our patios or enjoy the sea view from our balcony
Au pair program
Courses for Academic purposes
Courses for Business/Executives
Courses for Specific purposes
Courses Plus (sport, culture etc.)
Examination preparation courses
General and Intensive courses
High school preparation courses
Language immersion at teacher's home
One to one courses
Summer or camp programs
Teacher training programs
University Foundation/Access courses
Vacation courses for adults
Vacation courses for young learners
Work experience programs
Courses description and prices
We offer courses
from 180 Euros per week and accomodations
from 100 Euros per week.
Our courses are of the highest quality and are continually evaluated to ensure that students learn from the best materials, with the latest methodologies.
We are committed to providing high quality English language training in a professional yet interesting, relaxed and friendly environment. Our classes are small with a maximum of 8 students, which enables our teachers to pay individual attention to their needs and ensure they achieve their goals.
TEACHERS & TEACHING
Before students start, we evaluate their level carefully to ensure that they join the right class. Thereafter, we continue to evaluate their progress, discussing any special requirements they have so that together we can make the best decisions for their future.
Our teachers are well-qualified and experienced; they will give them the knowledge and confidence to use their English to the best of their ability. Our lessons are designed around the skills they need and they will practice their structure, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Students will always have more than one teacher so that they listen and respond to two different voices, and the more they practice the faster they will learn. At the end of their course they will receive a course certificate, which shows their level of English.
We will establish their current level and then show them how to progress and advance their overall level. Their progress depends on the level they start at, their ability and their dedication. In general, to move from one level to another requires an 8 to12 week course based on studying 20 lessons per week.
Elementary - You have limited vocabulary and structure.
Pre-Intermediate - You understand conversations spoken slowly and clearly.
Intermediate - You can communicate in everyday situations but have a limited range of expression.
Upper-intermediate - You can use the language with confidence in most situations.
Advanced - You have an excellent command of vocabulary and all functional language.
General English is our standard course which gives you a good foundation in all aspects of the English Language and is designed to improve your level. Using a course book and supplementary materials you will practice all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The intensive English course is the same as the general English course but with the advantage of two extra lessons in the afternoon. This enables you to progress faster. The extra lessons focus on improving your language use so that you can communicate with greater fluency and accuracy.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PLUS
The intensive English plus course is the same as the intensive course but with the advantage of an extra one-to-one lesson. This gives you the advantage of the group course with a private lesson structured around your needs. This ensures a greater level of individual attention and a faster rate of progress in the time you have available.
ACADEMIC SEMESTER/YEAR PROGRAMME
The more time you have to study the more fluent you willbecome. With six to twelve months of learning and practicing your English every day you can achieve fantastic results. With the academic year programme you can advance through the different language levels until you are proficient.
PRIVATE (ONE-TO-ONE) LESSONS
These are individual lessons for students with specific needs or limited time. Classes are structured around the exact needsof the student and maximise the students learning time.
Courses begin on Mondays.
CAMBRIDGE PREPARATION COURSES
12-WEEK FCE/CAE/CPE COURSE
22/12/2008 – 13/03/2009 (FCE/CAE)
23/03/2009 – 12/06/2009
14/09/2009 – 04/12/2009
10-WEEK FCE/CAE/CPE COURSE
05/01/2009 – 13/03/2009 (FCE/CAE)
06/04/2009 – 12/06/2009
28/09/2008 – 04/12/2009
8 –WEEK FCE/CAE/CPE COURSE
19/01/2009 – 13/03/2009 (FCE/CAE)
20/04/2009 – 12/06/2009
12/10/2009 – 04/12/2009
CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION DATES
The Cambridge exams will not be held until further notice, but the test dates for the exams are as follows:
FCE: 14 March, 13 & 16 June, 08 & 12 December
CAE: 14 March, 17 June, 09 December
CPE: 18 June, 10 December
Students may take the TOEFL test once in any calendar month
Test dates to be confirmed
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENGLISH
LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXAMINATION BOARD (LCCIEB)
Examination dates can be arranged at the students’ convenience.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2009
New Year’s Day - January 1
National Woman’s Day - August 10
Human Rights Day - March 21
Heritage Day - September 24
Good Friday - April 10
Day of Reconciliation - December 16
Family Day - April 13
Christmas Day- December 25
Freedom Day - April 27
Day of Good will - December 26
Worker’s Day -May 1
Youth Day - June 16
Certificates & exams preparation
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENGLISH
The Business English course is a combination of the general English course and the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry's English for Business course.
Grammar and vocabulary are practiced in a work context and combined with business skills such as presentations, telephoning, negotiations and business writing. The course includes the option of ending with an examination for the internationally recognised LCCI Certificate.
CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION PREPARATION
Preparation courses for the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate), CAE (Advanced) and CPE (Proficiency) certificates. Students participate in the general English classes in the mornings to improve their fluency and accuracy, and then do specific exam training in the afternoon. Practice exams are done to ensure you are familiar with the different techniques of the exams.
TOEFL TEST PREPARATION
Preparation classes for the American TOEFL test. This course is suitable for students who will be studying in the United States and South Africa.
It consists of the General English course with extra lessons in the afternoons focusing specifically on the skills needed for the test. We also go through practice tests to ensure that you are familiar with the format and techniques of the test.
IELTS TEST PREPARATION
Preparation classes for the IELTS test. This course is for students who are going to English speaking countries to study or work. Select either the Academic or General training module depending on your needs. Training consists of the General English course to improve fluency and accuracy, with extra lessons focusing specifically on the skills needed for the test.
Student nationalities, average age & average number per class
We are a smaller independent school and therefore don't attract large groups of any particular nationality. Most of our students are 20+ years of age and come to us by word of mouth or through agents and our website which enables a very good nationality mix.
We have students from Turkey, Brazil, Mozambique, Korea, Germany, Japan, France, Reunion, Spain, Switzerland and even Nepal. Average number of student per class is 6.
Cape Town with its splendid beauty and golden rich culture is the perfect city to learn in, live in and fall in love with! Known as the mother city it lies between the sea and mountains and its natural beauty is impossible to escape.
From the magnificent splendor of Table Mountain, across the white beaches and breaking waves, through the buzzing cosmopolitan city and into the vibrant nightlife…………..your memories of Cape Town will live on forever!
You have chosen the right city, now choose the right school. Based in vibrant Sea Point, Interlink is centrally located, close to shops, the Waterfront and just around the corner from our famous beaches.
Our school is smaller than most and we pride ourselves on a professional approach in a relaxed and friendly environment. Because we are small, the students quickly get to know each other and social circles are easily formed.
Our social program is a great way to interact with fellow students outside the classroom. We enjoy dinners together; Cape Town has some great restaurants. We go for sunset picnics or a game of beach volley ball – the perfect way to end the day.
You may want to join us at a museum, and if music is your thing, come and dance with us in the vibey clubs and bars. The social program is based around what YOU want to see and do.
GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE
For those who enjoy nature, the options are endless. Take a hike up the world famous Table Mountain and watch the world from above, or try a sunset walk up Lions Head and admire the full moon as it sets over the city.
Explore Kirstenbosch gardens with its abundance of fauna and flora. Ride the waves and enjoy the surf in False Bay. Grab your saddle and go for a horseback ride along the beach. Cape Town’s natural beauty will keep you entertained for hours.
CULTURAL CAPE TOWN
Cape Town's streets are filled with history, and the museums expose our fascinating culture. The walking city tour is a great way to orientate yourself around the city.
A trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, is an experience that should not be missed. Our township tour gives you a true taste of township life, with the residents proudly welcoming you to their homes and introducing you to their traditions.
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
For those who love the thrill of adrenalin, Cape Town offers a large variety of adventure sport. Abseil down Table Mountain, go shark cage diving, paraglide off Lions head, go kite-surfing, or try the ‘bungy’ jump off Bloukrans Bridge, the world's highest bungy jump!
These are just a few of the many options you have in Cape Town; at Interlink we promise to make your learning experience an unforgettable one!