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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 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 - General English student (Switzerland)

Yesterday I got the marks. I can say that I got an achievement. I'm very happy and proud of that I studied English in SA. I'll keep going up! I really thank The Knowledge Workshop for everything that you've done. Now I'm looking for a job which my English or Spanish can be used. Take care yourself & see you again. Regards, Shouki Shiozawa.

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

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)

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 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 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)

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)

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)

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)
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