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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.

Immediately after first making contact with Marian and Paul at The Knowledge Workshop, I knew I had made the right choice. Marian is an inspiring, charismatic figure with a wealth of knowledge with which I am yet to find fault. Her dedication and passion are infectious and it is impossible not to get caught up in her stimulating classes. As an organiser Paul is busy, but on top of things and alway...

Luke Boshoff - (EFL teacher Denmark)

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 studied for 3 weeks at The Knowledge Workshop. The classes were really small which meant I could practice my English very well. I learned a lot of new words and gained a better understanding of the grammar. Actually, it is the best English school I have ever been to!

Linda Blum - EFL student

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 - EFL student

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 - French speaking EFL student, 2010 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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 - French speaking EFL student, 2010 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

I loved my experience with The Knowledge Workshop and would definitely recommend TKW to anyone wanting to do a TEFL course. The course was structured, very informative and taught us exactly what we need to teach English abroad. Marian, your first-hand experience with teaching English in a foreign language and the energy you brought to the course, definitely made it stand out as a memorable and fun...

Katie Bradley - French speaking EFL student, 2010 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

The TEFL course which Marian facilitates at The Knowledge Workshop prepared me very well for my teaching experience in West Africa. I wanted to teach in Africa and having done some work experience with TKW at a secondary school in Langa, Cape Town, I can honestly say I was very well prepared to teach here in Africa. The TEFL course is an intense, but extremely enjoyable learning experience as Ma...

Barbara Osterloh - (EFL teacher, Island of Principe, West Africa)

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, March 2009 (Destination - South Korea)
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