English

Bay Language Institute offers a wide variety of English courses, ranging from General English to more specialised fields such as English for Aviation. If you are actually interested in another course, select one of these options: Portuguese, Spanish, German or isiXhosa, go to TEFL Training Teachers or book Bildungsurlaub.

General & Business Courses

Our general course, consisting of 20 lessons a week, focuses on everyday usage, reading, writing, speaking and listening, and also the grammar needed to improve communication. Practical, affordable and fun.
General English PLUS is a great combination of General English with 10 afternoon lessons focusing on conversation, pronunciation and remedial error correction, for a more intensive learning experience.
Business English combines practical General English in the morning with 10 lessons focusing on business communication skills and vocabulary in the afternoons. It includes presentation skills, managing meetings, business correspondence at all levels, and corporate dialogue.

Price

Course Lessons/week Minimum weeks Rate/week
General English 20 x 50 minute 2 € 180
       
Business English 20 x 50 minute lessons of General English and
10 x 50 minute lessons of Business English
2 € 250
       
General English Plus* (Intensive English) 30 x 50 minute 2 € 240

*General English Plus special offer!

Book 4 weeks and get a free sandboarding trip or 1 week’s worth of afternoon classes (10 group lessons)
Book 8 weeks and get a free surfing course (incl. 5 hours and equipment) or a swimming course
Book 12 weeks and get a free daytrip to Addo National Park

General Information

  • Maximum 8 students per class
  • Classes run Monday- Friday, 9- 12.40 and afternoon classes from 13.30- 15.10
  • one lesson is equal to 50 minutes

Private Tuition

Book as many private lessons as you need for a focused, intensive learning experience.

Price

Course Lessons/week Minimum weeks Rate/lesson
Private lessons
(may also be added to standard courses)
1 to 10 2 € 30
       
Private 10 plus
(may also be added to standard courses)
10 + 2 € 25

General Information

  • 1 student per class
  • one lesson is equal to 50 minutes

Long Stay

Stay longer, learn more, pay less. These courses are designed for students wanting a longer, effective study experience, or who need to improve their English for study at a South African university. They can be combined with exam preparation courses, thus creating the opportunity to apply for enrolment at English language universities all over the world. Long Stay versions of all courses are available at great, discounted rates.

Price

Course Lessons/week Minimum weeks Rate/week
Long Stay English 20 9-24 € 145
Long Stay English 20 25-32 € 140
Long Stay English 20 33 + € 135
Long Stay English Plus 20+10 9-24 € 200
Long Stay English Plus 20+10 25-32 € 180
Long Stay English Plus 20+10 33 + € 170

General Information

  • Maximum 8 students per class
  • Classes run Monday- Friday, 9- 12.40 and afternoon classes from 13.30- 15.10
  • one lesson is equal to 50 minutes

Sun, Sea, Safari and English combinations

Make the most of our great outdoor location and weather, combine your English course with one or more of our add-on leisure products and add value while practicing your English!

Diving – get your open-water or advanced diving qualification, explore our spectacular reefs and marine life and improve your English - all in our stunning Indian Ocean bay, and with English lessons every morning. On offer: Open Water and Advanced courses, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Golf – South Africa is a prime golfing destination, offering excellent golf courses. Port Elizabeth is no exception, and the scenic Humewood Golf Links is just around the corner - ideal for beginners and advanced players, and with English lessons every morning. The German “Platzreife” is also available. Golf lessons are conducted in English, during the afternoons and on weekends.

Surfing – learn to ride the waves. Discover the magic of surfing in Mandela Bay, enjoy our great waves and excellent beaches, with English lessons every morning. And, with our great location, it’s really easy to head for famous surf-spots such as Jeffrey’s Bay for the weekend – or to less well-known, but equally exciting, Sunshine and Wild Coast beaches.

Price

Leisure Add-on Options Lessons / Units Minimum English Level Euro rate/course/lesson
Surfing lessons 1 hour Elementary € 25
Surfing lessons package 5 x 1 hours Elementary € 100
Diving, Open Water course full course Elementary € 400
Dive packages 5 dives Elementary € 200
Golf lessons 5 x 0.5 hours Elementary € 95
Golf lessons 10 x 0.5 hours Elementary € 150
Golf "German Platzreife" 10 plus test Elementary € 270

Please contact us for booking

General Information

  • Maximum 8 students per class
  • Classes run Monday- Friday, 9- 12.40 and activities will be in the afternoon, evening and on the weekend
  • one lesson is equal to 50 minutes

English for Aviation

As a South African Civil Aviation Authority accredited Aviation Training Organisation (ATO 0233), Bay Language is well-equipped and ideally located to provide ICAO standard English tuition for future pilots and ATCs. With some five flying schools located near the school, bli has developed an excellent reputation for delivering results, and has provided English language tuition to students at almost all of them. Aviation English combines General English with 10 lessons per week of intensive, focused Aviation English in the afternoons with a dedicated English tutor. This course is designed to equip both international pilots and air traffic controllers with the English communication skills necessary to comply with ICAO level 4 requirements and the communication demands of their profession.

bli also offers an Intensive Aviation English programme, designed to ensure that non-English speaking trainee pilots and ATCs achieve the levels of English competency required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation for effective radio telephony, as well as equipping them to study and write exams in English. The 4 week course consists of 30 x 50-minute lessons per week, and should be taken by students who have successfully completed an Intermediate level exit test (ICAO Level 3 equivalent). This programme is also available for delivery at Aviation Schools in South Africa and throughout Africa, and can be tailored to meet local requirements.

New courses:
ELP Assessor/Rater (ELPA) training course:
an intensive (5 days) course designed to equip English Language Proficiency raters with the skills required for effective and accurate assessment of language proficiency in the aviation industry.

Pronunciation & Accent Reduction (PAR) course: an intensive course (5 days) designed to alleviate pronunciation problems and the related misunderstanding in radio communications, this course is a must-do for pilots and air traffic controllers all over the world.
Material as required can be rented or bought at the school. Please talk to us when you register on your first day.

Price

Course Lessons/week Minimum weeks Rate/week
Aviation 20 x 50 minute lessons General English &
10 x 50 minute lessons of Aviation English Daily,
Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 15.10 including breaks.
min. booking 4 week € 250
       
  Please ask for "Intensive Aviation English Course Dates 2015/2016"    

General Information

  • Maximum 8 students per class
  • Classes run Monday- Friday, 9- 12.40 and afternoon classes from 13.30- 15.10
  • one lesson is equal to 50 minutes

Exam Preparation for FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL

30 lessons per week, with 20 General English in the mornings and 10 focused examination preparation lessons in the afternoon, preparing students for success in their international English exams. BLI offers preparation for IELTS, TOEFL, and the Cambridge First Certificate in English and Certificate in Advanced English. Choose between 8 and 12 week Cambridge exam prep course. Exams are usually written in Cape Town, and our offer includes assistance with the application for the exam, organization of accommodation and transfers in Cape Town. Please contact us for further information.

Price

Course Lessons/week Minimum weeks Rate
IELTS/TOEFL 20+10 4 € 250/week
Cambridge FCE/ CAE 20+10 8 € 2000/package
Cambridge FCE/CAE 20+10 12 € 3000/package

General Information

  • Maximum 8 students per class
  • Classes run Monday- Friday, 9- 12.40 and afternoon classes from 13.30- 15.10
  • one lesson is equal to 50 minutes