Friday, November 26, 2010

Outings and Social Events

At The Knowledge Workshop we have a social program for our foreign students to help them make the most of their stay while having fun with their co-students and engaging in English.

We have regular day trips to local attractions, activities and points of interest, and unlike most other language schools, we do not make a charge for this service other than a small donation towards costs.

Popular outings include...
- Long Beach tour: shipwreck & pizza
- Visit to the penguins and False Bay coast
- Braai (BBQ) at various scenic locations
- Seal Island boat trip
- Ten pin bowling
- Hiking on Table Mountain
...with countless other possibilities!

Recently we had a great trip to Kalk Bay to explore and have the freshest fish and chips available at Kalky's, in the harbour.

See the photos here:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cape Town Stadium visit

Rowan Minaar, one of our TEFL trainees, organised an outing for the Ikamvalethu football team to visit the Cape Town stadium. This was a great gift for the young players, many of whom had not been near the stadium before.
We were treated to a behind the scenes tour with access to the players changing rooms, the VIP area and even the holding cells!

Check out the photos here:

The infamous Jabulani
It was an inspirational day and a great time was had by all - Thanks Rowan! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Teaching Adventures in South Korea

We've received an interesting account of arriving in South Korea to start work as an English teacher for EPIK (English Program In Korea)

Deborah Brown's report is a valuable insight for anyone who is thinking about or actively pursuing teaching English in South Korea - especially if you are not sure what to expect!

Check it out here (latest entry in The Knowledge Bank):

Deborah did The Knowledge Workshop TEFL course in April 2010. 

Bibimbap - S.Korean cuisine

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Mother City after the party...

The Mother City
Since the end of the Soccer World Cup, the vuvuzelas have died down, the Grand Parade has been returned to a car park, and Cape Town has returned to normality. Relaxed and laidback, Cape Town is often referred to as Slaapstad (sleepy town in Afrikaans), or The Mother City due the hospitality of the locals, the stunning location, the mixture of cultures that can be experienced here or, just the feeling one gets when looking up at Table Mountain.
The World Cup has done a lot to promote South Africa as a destination. We have a great combination of first world services, rich, local cultures and breathtaking natural beauty.
Cape Town is also an ideal "edu-tourism" destination for anyone wanting to study English or train as an English teacher (TEFL facilitator). With English being the 1st official language of South Africa and widely spoken throughout the country, there's a great opportunity for foreigners to immerse themselves in the language whist enjoying everything that the country has to offer - from hiking to nightclubbing to paragliding to wine tasting and whale watching - at rates that are considerably cheaper than European destinations.
Maybe for these reasons, we have seen an increase in European and Asian students at our centre. Since the World Cup our international registrations have increased dramatically, popular courses are the 60hr General English and TOEFL preparation but all courses have welcomed new faces from all over the world. Also, with summer starting, it's the ideal time to visit; the weather is warm and pleasant; the indigenous flora is blooming and the whales are in False Bay.
These are just a few reasons to seriously consider studying in The Mother City, but why not contact us to find out more?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Andrea Ariefdien's Blog: Life in South Korea

Andrea did The Knowledge Workshop TEFL course at the end of 2008. She is now in her second year of teaching in South Korea and still enjoying it. Take a look at her blog for interesting anecdotes and information on adapting to life in South Korea.

Thanks for the insight Andrea!