About us

Interpreting

ORIGIN

Cape Town International School of Languages (CTISOL) together with Cape Town School of English our affiliated School is the largest and most successful language organization in South Africa. Originally established in 1982 as The Norbury School of Languages, in 1991 the name changed to The Cape Town School of English and Foreign Languages and finally in 1998 three affiliated Organizations were established: The Cape Town International School of Languages, The Cape Town School of English, and The TEFL Training Institute.
The schools were founded by master international linguist (in 10 languages) Brian M. Norbury,  who has travelled the world and lived in London, Paris, Marseilles, Avignon, Milan, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Salerno, Bern, Frankfurt, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, the Canary Islands, Tenerife, Madeira, etc and taught English.

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND TRANSLATIONS

CTISOL over 20 languages (European, African and Asian Languages) both in “Live Lessons” and Home Study courses.

We are specialists in the following languages: Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Xhosa, Zulu, South Sotho, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic & Afrikaans. We Produce 90% of our materials ourselves (Written, Recordings Etc)

TRANSLATIONS AND INTERPRETING

We also have Professional Translation Services in the above languages as well as Greek, Tswana, North Sotho, Czech, Serbian, Polish, Tsonga, Ndebele, Hebrew, Danish etc:

We have over a 400 Translators/Linguists, Editors on call 24 hours per day, as well as over a 100 others who work for us.

CAPE TOWN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH and CAPE TOWN TESOL /TEFL TRAINING INSTITUTE : EFL – ESL & TEFL& TESOL   – PIONEERS OF TEFL /TESOL IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town School of English deals exclusively with the teaching of English, both as a foreign language EFL (where we attract foreigners from all over the world to learn English in Cape Town) and English as a second language ESL (where we train South Africans to become proficient in English), as well as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) where we train teachers to teach foreigners in South Africa and worldwide. We have placed thousands of aspiring young teachers in over 50 countries.

We are internationally recognized as the first EFL English School and the first TEFL Training Institute on the African Continent.