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About Us

The Cape Town English Language Institute is a Proudly South African, family run Institute, in Cape Town. We are a young and creative Institute that always aims for excellence.


We specialise in both Foreign language English classes and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Training programmes. 

We offer small, intimate classes that are geared to the needs of our students so that they can achieve the goals that they desire. With class sizes from 4 - 8 students we can assure that each student will feel special and individual in their personal learning experience.

Our courses and materials are on the cutting edge of language learning and each class is created for the students in that class.We believe just as each student is unique, so is every Foreign Language English class unique in its needs.


All our teachers and lecturers are of the highest quality and we actively search for the best and the brightest educators in our field. We know that language learning is not just about the books and the materials but the relationship built between the students and their teacher. 

Let us help you on your journey into the English Language with either our Foreign Language English classes or our TEFL/TESOL training programs. Together we will experience the wonders that this Language has to offer.

Meet The Team


Taryn Van As

Taryn is South African born and raised. 

As an educator, she always strives for the best from herself and her students.

She holds a Degree in Education specialising in English, TESOL and various courses aimed specifically at the EFL world.

As owner and Director of Studies, she aims to give the best experience possible to all students.


Matthew Van As

Matthew is South African born and raised.

His views on education is that everyone is able to learn and that learning should be fun and enjoyable.

Matthew holds a Diploma in Teacher Training, TESOL and various other courses specifically aimed at the EFL world.

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