Since 2002, the Northlink College Language School has successfully assisted non-English speaking international students to improve their English skills for further education or business purposes. Many students have successfully completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam which enables candidates to meet the English requirements at universities throughout the world. This exam is an external exam and is written at the British Council.
The Language School is situated on the Tygerberg Campus premises and have played a part in the development of the students that need to learn English to better their future and their study opportunities.
Most international students stay for a year before following their chosen paths. International students come from different countries and cultures such as China, Korea, Russia, Kazakstan, Libya, Iran, Thailand, India, Angola, Gabon and The Democratic Republic of Congo.
Says Trish Van Der Merwe, Deputy CEO: Innovation and Development: “The Language School strives to create a ‘home from home’ atmosphere and each student is seen as an individual with individual needs.”
The language school students are integrated and participate in all campus activities of which include the annual International Day that is held in conjunction with the Hospitality and Tourism Day on the Tygerberg Campus.