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Welcome to The Knowledge Workshop (TKW) English Language and Skills Centre, based in the historic, vibrant heart of Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa. We welcome international visitors to improve their English while experiencing Cape Town and surrounds. For locals we offer highly effective private tuition, language improvement and life changing TEFL/TESOL courses. Our approach of encouraging exchange between our local and foreign learners has a positive impact on both parties and provides a dynamic, cosmopolitan learning environment. At TKW we guarantee personal attention and support so that you get the most out of your time in Cape Town. Join the #TKWFam!

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 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

I am 49 years old and have had many experiences over the years in learning situations, in my professional capacity and as a student at university and school. I can say without reservation that you are among the foremost teachers that I have had the privilege to be taught by and that your energy and zeal kept me enthralled and an active and keen participant in the process. I learnt more than I thou...

Christopher Ekerold - TEFL graduate (Destination - South Korea)

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 - TEFL graduate (Destination - 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)

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)

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)

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 - General English student (Brazil)

It takes a lot of skill to turn a shy, quiet and placid individual into a fully functioning teaching machine capable of standing confidently in front of 51 students on a daily basis. That said, Marian and Paul, you guys managed to do it and you did it with style. In all my years of school and studying, I have never felt a connection and comfort level such as the atmosphere you set at your school. ...

Damian James Putter - (EFL teacher – Thailand)

What a wicked experience!!! I think I gained more knowledge from this experience in three weeks, than I did in a year at varsity. It was just jam packed with fun, and learning, and motivation, and special people. I'm going to miss everyone so much!! Tear-tear-sniff-sniff. Marian, you are truly an inspiration!

Zarah Rahbeeni - TEFL graduate (Destination - South Korea)
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