English Courses

ABC International has 5 course levels available to ensure that the language proficiency level of  each students is equal to their ability to excel in the English.

An English preparatory exam has especially been designed to evaluate the level each student will start at.

  • Elementary level (One month)

This is a beginners course for students with little or no English.

  • Basic 1,2 and 3 levels (Three months)

In the Basic levels students learn the simple rules of English.

  • Pre-Intermediate level (One month)

This bridges the gap between the Basic levels and Intermediate levels. Students must show a certain level of proficiency before advancing to the next level.

  • Intermediate 1,2, and 3 (Three months)

These levels give the students a more robust and in-depth understanding of English.

  • Advanced 1 and 2 levels ( Two months)

Students who reach the Advanced levels are expected to have reached a level of English proficiency equal to High School English.

  • Preparation for IELTS Exam (Saturdays only)

In order to study at a university in an English-speaking country, foreign students are required to pass an English language training examination (IELTS). At ABC International, we offer training in preparation for these examinations. Classes are on Saturday Mornings. For more information Email.

In each level students are expected to achieve a minimum pass of 65% in the following areas.

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Composition
  • Dictation (Prepared and Unprepared Examination)
  • Conversation (Prepared and Unprepared Examination)
  • Individual and Group reading
  • Pronunciation
  • Prepared and Unprepared Reading Examination

Listen and Speak

ABC International’s dynamic new education development, LISTEN+SPEAK™, introduces a revolutionary and exciting way of improving listening, speaking and pronunciation skills in English.

This unique programme, developed exclusively for our students, allows them to interact with the computer in a way never seen before.

It teaches our students how to move effectively pronounce words enabling them to perfect their speaking and elocution skills.

Course Dates 2017

Course Month Course Duration
January 2018 3rd January – 26th January
February 2018 29th January – 23rd February
March 2018 26th February – 23rd March
April 20178 26th March – 26th April
May 2018 30th April – 25th May
June 2018 28th May – 22nd June
July 2018 25th June – 20th July
August 2018 23rd July – 17th August
September 2018 20th August – 14th September
October 2018 17th September – 12th October
November 2018 15th October – 9th November
December 2018 12th November – 14th December


Monday to Friday Morning Afternoon
Part time 08:15 – 12:00 or 12:30 – 16:15
Full time 08:15 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 16:15

Price List

Registration:  R600

Study Material 
Basic Books: R600
Intermediate Books: R400
Advanced Books: R300

Half day tuition per month: R2000x1
2 month discount: R1800x2
Full day students: R3300 per month

Online learning course: R600 per level

Accommodation: Please see our Student Services page for more information on accomodation.

Free internet access

Free library facilities

Student Canteen

Snacks and refreshments available.

Secure and well positioned in Braamfontein.