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International House Cape Town

Affordable Spanish & Portuguese courses; accessible to everyone who shares our passion!

OUR COURSES

Ever read the statements: “Learn 1000’s of Spanish vocabulary in a month?

You can do this in a minute!

HERE’S SOME TRICKS

Every English word ending in “C” can be turned into a Spanish word by adding an “O” or an “A” (Traffic = trafico). Every English word ending in “TION” (like celebration) can be turned into Spanish by changing the “TION” to “CION”.

Or what about; Lean Travel Spanish/Portuguese? These statements are mere sales gimmicks.

Our courses are highly interactive, enjoyable and our course material and teaching methods have been customised and designed – for over a decade – to be the most effective learning methodology currently available for easy understanding and learning of the Spanish and Portuguese language and Culture.

AT MI CASA

At Mi Casa we have a “no nonsense” approach and follow a very structured and easy to follow Curriculum. You can have a Vocab capacity of 1000’s of words, but if you don’t know how to string a sentence together, it is of absolutely no use.

Our courses are aimed at adults and young adults; and focuses on language that can be used in everyday conversation. The best way to learn Spanish and Portuguese is through speaking! Our teaching style is interactive, making learning easier, faster and fun! All our teachers are highly qualified and experienced Native speakers.

WE NEVER

We never give our students unrealistic expectations and our emphasis is on grammar, rather than Vocabulary – teaching our students to speak the language through forming their own sentences with the end result of speaking, reading and writing. It is of utmost importance to us that our students learn correctly, progress and have success in learning their chosen language – as not only do we have a 100% success rate and reputation to uphold, we actually care!

This level is aimed at students who have never had any exposure to the language, or have had some exposure, but never formally learned the language.

We – literally – start from the ABC and then start to build and structure sentences. A little bit of vocab is added with every lesson; so you gradually become familiar and competent to deal with predictable and simple everyday tasks.

At the end of this level you will be able to understand, verbalise, read and write short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary including basic terminology. The student will also understand and verbalise clear instructions, commonly used everyday phrases and expressions related to the areas of experience relevant to the student (including basic information about themselves, their families, at work, at home, animals, the calendar, fashion, food and drink, verbs, professions, locations, emotions, asking questions, expressing feelings etc.)

With our structured and easy to follow methodology, you will be able to form your own sentences (in the present tense) from as early as your 5th lesson.

During this level, the language learning process becomes even more interesting and enjoyable. The Beginners level focusses on the very basics and forms the foundation of the new language. During the Intermediate level – even though still forming part of the foundation phase – sentence structure becomes more elaborate, resulting in better and clearer expression and communication. (Reading, writing and speaking)

During this level, we continue with grammatical studies, but more emphasis is placed on communication.

After this level, the student will be able to describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The student can deal with most situations which are likely to arise when travelling or entertaining. The student can establish social contact in formal and informal situations and understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure.

The purpose of learning a new language is to eventually speak, read and write the new language. This is the most exciting level when it comes to learning a new language at Mi Casa of Languages, as this level is mostly dedicated to putting what has been learnt thus far into practise during Communication.

After the level, the student will have the ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about various topics, defend an opinion about general topics and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts (provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise – in the case of learning business Vocabulary).

The student will also have sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion in the text.

The Communication levels consist of three additional levels which range from Basic every day Communication to very complexed Business Spanish / Portuguese.
The Communication levels are presented either in Groups or as Private tutoring and focus on the areas students want to work on / excel in or areas the student struggled with during the initial three levels and require assistance with.

These levels are highly recommended as a method to maintain and keep the language “alive” after students have completed their formal studies; as many students don’t have Spanish or Portuguese friends to talk with afterwards and eventually loose what they have learned due to them not being exposed to the language as frequently as during their courses.

These levels are also a perfect option for students who have studied the language in the past but had a gap in-between or for students that have lived in Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries where they have learned the language, but now find themselves back in South Africa and they need to revise and keep up with the language.

FEATURES

100% Proven Success Rate

Over 8000 students have successfully completed all levels to date and are communicating in Portuguese & Spanish.

ACCREDITED

ACCREDITED

Mi Casa is the only accredited Latin Language College in Cape Town.

TEACHING EXCELLENCE

TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Mi Casa has been hand selected as the communication teaching partner of choice to the most prestigious universities in Cape Town, Sao Paulo, Luanda, Madeira, Lima and Barcelona.

PREFERRED TRAINING CENTRE

PREFERRED TRAINING CENTRE

Mi Casa is the preferred Latin language training centre of 19 sought-after private and public schools. We are also the only Latin language institute that facilitates and is commissioned to drafts school exams to enable local and foreign students to matriculate in South Africa.

CAMBRIDGE | DELE EXAMS

CAMBRIDGE | DELE EXAMS

We offer the Cambridge Curriculum to learners who are currently learning this Curriculum at private as well as public schools or have followed this curriculum previously at another international institution. They can come to us to start from the very beginning, continue where they left off or come to us for exam preparations and revision. We also register students for the exams.

FEES

World class teaching excellence at affordable rates – accessible to everyone!

Our sole Vision and mission is to make the learning of Spanish and Portuguese accessible and affordable to everyone who shares our passion for the languages; regardless of their financial or social situation.

Due to our partnership and association with the IH World Organisation, various Embassies & Consulates, Universities and Tourism offices across Latin America, Angola. Mozambique and Spain, we are able to attract and retain the most sought after and highly qualified teachers Cape Town has to offer and provide the highest level of teaching expertise at World class, University standard facilities at affordable rates!

We run with promotions at certain times of the year. Enquire about any current or upcoming promotions.

Mi Casa of Languages is subsided by the IH World Organisation, Tourism Associations of 8 Countries as well as 7 Universities; locally and abroad

What does this mean?

It means that we are able to offer top class Internationally recognised courses, presented by the most sought after teachers Cape Town has to offer, at University standard facilities at a fraction of the cost of abroad studies or Universities!

At a fraction of the cost of a University and Abroad studies!

Mi Casa of Languages offers an “equal-or-better” course fee guarantee. Should you find a similar course at any other * Reputable institution in Cape Town with lower course fees, we will equal or better the fees.

* Reputable institutions should be accredited and have proven record of teacher’s qualifications (not just native speakers).

Mi Casa of Languages has a 100% success rate and is confident enough to offer a *money back guarantee should you not obtain the standard as set out in our Curriculum.

* T’s & C’s apply.

To enable students who otherwise would not be able to afford to make their dream of learning a new language a reality, Mi Casa of Languages offers affordable monthly payment plans to our students.

At Mi Casa of Languages, our course fees includes all Course material, College and Teachers fees and no additional VAT or other hidden cost will ever apply.

Mi Casa of Languages students enjoy discounts at various outlets, including: Virgin Active, Uber, Kauai and many more!

KauaiVirgin ActiveUber

We work around our students budgets and offer our students affordable monthly payment plans!

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Access to our business centre;
  • Audio CD;
  • Access to our libraries;
  • Certificates

CONTACT US TO SIGN UP

AND TAP INTO A VIBRANT AND COLOURFUL GLOBAL CULTURE

GROUP CLASSES (Part Time)

Join our group classes and learn Portuguese & Spanish part time after working hours!

Pressed for Time?

We customise group courses to suit your needs should you have limited time due to travel commitments and other reasons.

Tight Budget?

Receive a 10% discount when 2 or more students register together for our group classes!

Choose a course and payment plan that suits your budget

(These fees are to be used as a guide only)

GROUPS

(Part Time)

GROUPS SHORT COURSE

(Part Time)
From R560 month

Number of Lessons: 18

GROUPS BEGINNERS COURSE

(Part Time)
From R450 month

Number of Lessons: 24

GROUPS INTERMEDIATE COURSE

(Part Time)
From R450 month

Number of Lessons: 24

GROUPS ADVANCE COURSES

(Part Time)
From R450 month

Number of Lessons: 24

COMBO COURSES

(Part Time)

LEVEL 1 & 2

Beginners & Intermediate
From R720 month

Number of Lessons: 48

LEVEL 1, 2 & 3

Beginners, Intermediate & Advance
From R655 month

Number of Lessons: 72

We Are Flexible

We do not dictate lesson times to our students and will provide you with 3 or 4 options (to choose from) with every intake.

Mondays & Wednesdays
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Saturdays
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
10am – 12pm
6 pm
6 pm
12pm – 2pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
7 pm
7 pm

CONTACT US TO SIGN UP

AND TAP INTO A VIBRANT AND COLOURFUL GLOBAL CULTURE

PRIVATE TUTORING

Register for private tutoring as an individual, as a family or a corporate team.

We Work Around Your Availability

Private tutoring is presented at times and dates that suit your schedule and availability.

Skype & Home Tutoring

We also offer home tutoring and lessons via skype for those who need it, allowing you to learn from the comfort of your own home.

Families & Groups

Receive a 20% discount when 2 or more students register for private tutoring together.

Choose a course and payment plan that suits your budget

(These fees are to be used as a guide only)

PRIVATE TUTORING

(Part Time & Full Time)

ALL LEVELS

(Part Time & Full Time)
From R690 month

Number of Lessons: 12

ALL LEVELS

(Part Time & Full Time)
From R845 month

Number of Lessons: 24

ALL LEVELS

(Part Time & Full Time)
From R900 month

Number of Lessons: 48

HOME TUTORING

(Tutoring @ Student home)

ALL LEVELS

(Tutoring @ Student home)
*POR month

Number of Lessons: 12
* Dependant on amount of students

ALL LEVELS

(Tutoring @ Student home)
*POR month

Number of Lessons: 24
* Dependant on amount of students

ALL LEVELS

(Tutoring @ Student home)
*POR month

Number of Lessons: 48
* Dependant on amount of students

Start Whenever

You can start at any time and do not have to wait for a specific intake.

Mondays & Wednesdays
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Fridays
Saturdays
Twice a week
Twice a week
Once a week
Once a week
Any time between 10 am – 5 pm
Any time between 10 am – 5 pm
Double lessons (2 hours) 10 am – 3 pm
Double lessons (2 hours) 10 am – 3 pm

CORPORATE TUTORING

Register for private tutoring as an individual or a corporate team.

Choose a course and payment plan that suits your budget

(These fees are to be used as a guide only)

CORPORATE TUTORING

(On-site tutoring)

CORPORATE TUTORING

(On-site tutoring)
*POR month

Number of Lessons: 12

* Dependent on amount of students

CORPORATE TUTORING

(On-site tutoring)
*POR month

Number of Lessons: 12

* Dependent on amount of students

CORPORATE TUTORING

(On-site tutoring)
*POR month

Number of Lessons: 12

* Dependent on amount of students

Portuguese Or Spanish Group Classes

Languages are all about communication, so what better way to learn Portuguese or Spanish than in a group setting?

In a group you can:

Our full list of Portuguese & Spanish courses & fees

PORTUGUESE & SPANISH COURSES & FEES

On the other hand:

Contact us for private or Skype tutoring options

Do you need training for one or more employees?

CORPORATE LANGUAGE SOLUTIONS

Spanish for Scholars / Gap Year

Looking for great gap year courses?

Join our Spanish courses during your gap year.

Benefits

Beginners Level

This level is aimed at students who have never had any exposure to the language, or have had some exposure, but never formally learned the language. We – literally – start from the ABC and then start to build and structure sentences. A little bit of vocab is added with every lesson; so you gradually become familiar and competent to deal with predictable and simple everyday tasks.

At the end of this level you will be able to understand, verbalise, read and write short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary including basic terminology. The student will also understand and verbalise clear instructions, commonly used everyday phrases and expressions related to the areas of experience relevant to the student (including basic information about themselves, their families, at work, at home, animals, the calendar, fashion, food and drink, verbs, professions, locations, emotions, asking questions, expressing feelings etc.)

With our structured and easy to follow methodology, you will be able to form your own sentences (in the present tense) from as early as your 5th lesson.

Intermediate Level

During this level, the language learning process becomes even more interesting and enjoyable. The Beginners level focusses on the very basics and forms the foundation of the new language. During the Intermediate level – even though still forming part of the foundation phase – sentence structure becomes more elaborate, resulting in better and clearer expression and communication. (Reading, writing and speaking)

During this level, we continue with grammatical studies, but more emphasis is placed on communication.

After this level, the student will be able to describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The student can deal with most situations which are likely to arise when travelling or entertaining. The student can establish social contact in formal and informal situations and understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure.

Advance Level

The purpose of learning a new language is to eventually speak, read and write the new language. This is the most exciting level when it comes to learning a new language at Mi Casa of Languages, as this level is mostly dedicated to putting what has been learnt thus far into practise during Communication.

After the level, the student will have the ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about various topics, defend an opinion about general topics and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts (provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise – in the case of learning business Vocabulary).

The student will also have sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion in the text.

Communication Levels

The Communication levels consist of three additional levels which range from Basic every day Communication to very complexed Business Spanish / Portuguese.

The Communication levels are presented either in Groups or as Private tutoring and focus on the areas students want to work on / excel in or areas the student struggled with during the initial three levels and require assistance with.

These levels are highly recommended as a method to maintain and keep the language “alive” after students have completed their formal studies; as many students don’t have Spanish or Portuguese friends to talk with afterwards and eventually loose what they have learned due to them not being exposed to the language as frequently as during their courses.

These levels are also a perfect option for students who have studied the language in the past but had a gap in-between or for students that have lived in Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries where they have learned the language, but now find themselves back in South Africa and they need to revise and keep up with the language.