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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.

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, March 2009 (Destination - South East Asia or Middle East)

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)

Once again, I just want to say how glad I am that I did the course. You are an incredible teacher that made the course, which could have been a tiring, boring schlep, an enjoyable experience!

Grant Arendse - French speaking EFL student (DRC)

When I started researching the TEFL options in Cape Town, I was instantly impressed by the Knowledge Workshop. Marian and Paul are professional, exuberant and have created a warm learning environment. The class dynamic enhanced the learning experience dramatically. The course attracted fantastic learners from a variety of backgrounds. Marian was able to create a level of trust within the classroom...

Pammi-Joy Oppenheimer - (EFL teacher)

I had a lot of fun and learnt a great deal in my time at The Knowledge Workshop. Thank you and special thanks to Catherine, my teacher!

Hans Lorenz - German speaking EFL student, 2007/2008 (Switzerland)

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)

Dear Marian and Paul, I just wanted to say hello from Brazil! I’m good - but kind of missing Cape Town! I really had the best time of my life. I enjoyed South Africa so much. It’s not something that you can describe, it’s just something that you feel. In Brazilian we say “saudade”, it's when you miss something in a such strong way. Everything was perfect. The people are amazing and every...

Joana Behnke - Italian and Portuguese speaking EFL student, 2010 (Brazil)

A combination of a wonderful learning environment, helpful course material, an inspiring teacher and a mix of brilliant, dynamic fellow TEFL students encompasses only a few aspects that would contribute to my recommendation of this course at The Knowledge Workshop. To anyone interested, you are guaranteed to have an enriching experience! Not only did this course open my eyes to the complexity and ...

Zoe McClarty - (EFL teacher, Vienna)

My experience at The Knowledge Workshop was unexpected. I went with the intention of acquiring the skills that would enable me to fund an international expedition. Teaching English...? I can do that. I speak it all the time! Surprisingly, after a quick-paced 120 hours, I figured out, in fact, that I love teaching English. I know this because:I actually enjoyed completing my homework assignmentsDur...

Stephanie Anastasopoulos - (Travelling EFL Teacher)
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