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A craftsman at work in Green Market Square in central Cape Town, a short train ride from The Knowledge Workshop

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
+27 82 503 8556
Paul Salmon
+27 84 368 7836
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Saturdays 10am - 1pm
Visitors by appointment only.

I had a great time, thank you!!! I think if you want to learn English you should come to The Knowledge Workshop. I am happy I came here and had a happy experience

YungJae Shin - General English student 2013 (South Korea)

Having looked around at the various courses in Cape Town I came across the Knowledge Workshop. Immediately I was impressed with how professional and organised they were and I enrolled for the course that same day. I had 18 months teaching experience already under my belt and, like many, thought I was just doing the course so that I could get a job teaching in the East. I was very wrong. The intens...

Peter Murison - (EFL teacher South Korea)

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)

Being older it was a challenge to go 'back to school' to do the TEFL training. I was delighted to find TKW! The environment is welcoming, relaxed and supportive. Marian's facilitation is superb. We worked intensely, but always learned in a fun-filled atmosphere. I am amazed at how quickly and well prepared we were for our practical teaching experience. As I leave to work with Teaching English in I...

Tessa Viotti - (Social worker turned teacher)

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, April 2008 (EFL teacher - South Korea)

When I arrived in South Africa, I didn't speak much English. My aim was to get into nursing but needed to improve my English before I could be accepted into a job in South Africa. Having completed 10 months of study at The Knowledge Workshop, I was able to gain a job working as a carer and hope to qualify as a nurse soon. My English has improved a lot, especially my speaking and confidence.

Katy Gaine - French speaking EFL student, 2007 (Cameroon)

I attended the TEFL course offered by The Knowledge Workshop in April 2008. It exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get into TEFL teaching. The informal, intimate and friendly setting of The Knowledge Workshop made the course really enjoyable to attend. I have no doubt that Marian is someone who loves to teach. She's always super-energetic, and has an innovative a...

JP Crowe - TEFL graduate, April 2008 (EFL teacher - South Korea)

At this time I wanna let you know about TOEIC test which I took in January. Yesterday I got the marks. It was 715 / 990. By the way previous one was 380 / 990. As where I wanted to reach before I'd been to SA, I can say that I got an achievement. I'm very happy and proud of what I studied English in SA. I'll keep going up! I really thank The Knowledge Workshop for everything that you've done. ...

Shouki-Shiozawa - General English / TOEIC student 2012 (Japan)

Dear Marian and Paul, I miss our tea breaks where we endlessly discussed travelling options and teaching dos and don’ts with fellow “TEFLers”. I miss those delicious biscuits...? The best part was getting to teach at Ikamvalethu. This course and the week spent teaching at Ikamvalethu instilled a confidence in me that has grown in South Korea. Thank you for sparking the desire to learn more, ...

Emma-Jean Clark - (EFL teacher, South Korea)
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