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Welcome to The Knowledge Workshop, based in the historic, vibrant heart of Observatory, Cape Town, minutes from the city centre, the mountain and beaches - an international language and teaching centre with a difference!

86 Station Road (1st Floor),
Corner of Station and Lower Main Roads,
Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
+27 21 448 5090
Marian James
Email Marian
+27 82 503 8556
Paul Salmon
Email Paul
+27 84 368 7836
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Saturdays 10am - 1pm
Visitors by appointment only.

I think that from the word 'Go' I enjoyed the challenge the course offered. It gave me an insight into how a teacher can teach English from the viewpoint of teaching the language as opposed to teaching about the language. I can honestly say that I was made to think about grammar in context as opposed to just teaching grammar. Marian encourages creativity and gives a lot of time to group participat...

Rob Drake - TEFL graduate (EFL teacher - South Korea)

I have been at the knowledge workshop as a student for the general English and the TOEFL preparation. My experience with you was more than I could have expected. Your professionalism and love of your Job were perfect.You Marian and Paul have taught me how to be positive in everything and confident, this is one of the big lessons I learnt from you about life:”Never give can make it”.Th...

Yvan Yenda - TEFL graduate (EFL teacher - South Korea)

My time at The Knowledge Workshop was a wonderful and memorable experience because of the professional and dedicated staff, the pragmatism of the teaching methods and the supportive environment in which the learning takes place.... not to mention the social gatherings!

Blaise Mutombo - French speaking EFL student (DRC)

Doing Marian's TEFL course was such an eye-opener. I thought I knew quite a bit as I've done some teaching before, but she managed to stump us every night... and this is a group of highly educated native English speakers! Her energy was infectious and made us all strive to do our homework assignments to the best of our abilities. Marian believes in going the extra mile and visited us every day at ...

Nadia Moolman - TEFL graduate (Destination - South East Asia or Middle East)

I initially came to the TKW because I had to complete a TEFL course as a requirement for South Korea. I had heard of other people doing similar courses but was drawn to the TKW because of the practical component. I can honestly say that it was the best 100 hours! I learnt so much about the English Language, about teaching, the world around us…I researched many TEFL institutions and the TKW was b...

Carima Behardien - (Social worker turned teacher)

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I feel that it gave me a solid foundation to work with. I learned a great deal from merely watching Marian teach. I suspect that I will be emailing you from Korea for teaching tips! I loved the people I met on the course, and the cosy, warm place it was conducted in. At the same time, I felt stretched, engaged and challenged. Thank you for a great course!

Natasha Brain - (Social worker turned teacher)

I did an intensive three-month course in General English and TOEFL preparation at The Knowledge Workshop. I had a really good time and learned a lot. My English has improved quickly because I had good teacher and studied in small groups. I am getting more confident in English and am now helping my friends with their English.

Regine Mbuyu - French speaking EFL student (DRC)

I was fortunate enough to attend the TEFL/TESOL course offered by The Knowledge Workshop. As a 24 year old with absolutely no teaching experience, I was not sure what I was getting myself into. Let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I have made! Marian is a fantastic teacher and she channeled her energy, enthusiasm and passion into the course, to make it one of the most informative and ...

John Simon Cullen - TEFL graduate

When I first arrived in Cape Town, I felt intimidated when having conversations in English. After spending 3 months studying general English at The Knowledge Workshop, I started to feel more confident and could communicate more easily than before. I went on to pass the TOEFL exam and am now studying at UCT. I really enjoyed every moment I spent at TKW, especially the interesting break time convers...

Willy Yav - General English student (DRC)
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