Island Vibe Language School
Welcome to Jeffreys Bay and Island Vibe Language School!
We are a small Boutique style English Language School that offers small classes, experienced teachers, Fun activities and beautiful views.
Imagine the difference in learning environment if you compare a city to a relaxed seaside town.
Jbay borders on the breeding area of the Southern Right Whale which gives visitors to Jeffreys Bay the splendour of viewing these majestic animals right from the beach.
Dolphins pass these waters throughout the year, leaping and surfing their way across the bay.
We are the gateway to wild life safari viewing, with reserves and national parks an hour’s drive away. Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari and Schotia all offer first class hospitality and viewing, and allow one to track the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhinoceros) in a malaria free environment. Visitors can arrange half day, full day or weekend safaris.
We offer many activities such as Surfing, Quad bike safaris, Beach horse rides, Sandboarding, Stand up Paddle, Township tours and cultural trips.
Courses on offer
General English (20 lessons per week) - Starting from US$580 for 2 weeks
This is a popular course for learners who wish to improve their grammar skills as well as experience all the activities and sights Jeffreys Bay, South Africa has to offer. Students will attend 4 hours of class each day, concentrating on speaking, writing, listening and reading. Their afternoons can then be filled with either a planned tour or activity, or wandering around Jbay at leisure. Levels range from Beginner to Advanced.
General English Focus (30 lessons per week) - Starting from US$750 for 2 weeks
This intensive course consists of 4 lessons of General English every day in the morning and a further 2 lessons of conversational skills development in the afternoon. The main focus is using the language in everyday contexts. Some Business English elements are also incorporated to ensure learners have a holistic learning experience. Levels range from Beginner to Advanced.
General English Standard plus afternoon Business English (30 lessons per week)
Starting from US$880 for 2 weeks
The ability to communicate effectively in Business English is a basic requirement for many corporate and public sector employees. Our Business English courses are designed to meet general needs and requirements within the business environment. The lessons include Business English negotiations, writing, telephone conversations, and vocabulary . These courses are in a group class.
Examination Preparation Courses (30 lessons per week)
Minimum 10 weeks from US$3900
The following courses are offered: Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) and Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Upper Intermediate Minimum.
Exams are all written in Cape Town, this is an extra cost to the course. J-bay Language School will assist with transport and accommodation arrangements.
Private English classes - US$30 per hour
Individual lessons tailored to meet the requirements of the learner. This course is suggested for Beginner students but is suitable for all levels. There is a minimum booking of 15 lessons per week. If private lessons are booked with another course there is a minimum of 5 lessons per week.
J-bay Language School has a host of accommodation options, really special places that will make your stay even more memory filled and exciting!
School Residence - From US$135 per week for shared room
Jeffrey’s bay Language School Residence is literally around the corner from the school. Divided into apartments with each one housing a maximum of 4 students, the living here is comfortable and sociable. Each individual apartment is fully furnished and has all the necessary facilities. The kitchen and bathroom are shared within each apartment and a communal BBQ area between all allows for great intermingling.
The school residence is close to the Island Vibe Backpackers Lodge, a place to meet travelers from around the world, who have come to enjoy the experiences of Jeffreys Bay. Students can practice their English while enjoying Island Vibe's atmosphere. The beach is across the road so early morning walks or a quick splash in the sea are invigorating options - even before lessons start!
Rooms can either be single or shared.
Host Family - US$220 per week
A few of J-bay's families have opened their homes to hosting students who wish to have a more all round immersion into the language and culture. Most of the homes offer en suite rooms, however please be aware that this may not always be available. Distances to the school vary and students should know that it is not always possible to walk - transport costs are extra to the basic home stay fee. A few of the families are able to accommodate 2 students simultaneously. If you wish to book together in one family, please enquire about the price discount.
Island Vibe Backpackers and Surf Camp - From US$420/ week for private En-suite
Island Vibe Backpackers Lodge is perched on a dune with a 270º view of the Indian Ocean. As the name suggests this is a place that travellers from around the world meet to share their experiences. The unique vibe of the bar and restaurant area offer all day refreshments, meals and fun late into the night. An advantage is that Island Vibe is located within a minute’s walk from the school and the school residence.
These rooms are located in the quieter section of Island Vibe Backpackers Lodge, below the dune and literally on the beach. Each room is en suite and extends onto a balcony overlooking the beach. A self catering kitchen is available.
Only available to two students booking together. Same rooms as above.
Situated in a house a little down the road, these rooms offer the student more - tea and coffee facilities, TV and one even has a spa bath! Prices vary according to room type.