The Acorn Institute English Language School (Acorn English) is a small, family-owned business in Grahamstown, South Africa which offers world class English language teaching with a personal touch. We are here to meet your language learning needs.

Classes are small, with a maximum of six students per class. This allows us to get to know you personally and keep close track of your progress.

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Acorn English is a modern school with its home in a historic, double-story farmhouse built around 1860. We are just few minutes’ walk away the centre of town where you will find shops, nightclubs, museums, restaurants and a range of hotels, homestays, backpackers and B&Bs. Also a short walk away you will find the Botanical Gardens (a popular spot for walks and picnics) and Rhodes University.

The historic city of Grahamstown is the educational centre of the Eastern Cape, home to a world renowned university and top government and private schools. Students come from all over Africa and around the world to take advantage of this ideal learning environment. Rhodes University currently host students from 70 different countries. The vibrant student life offers many opportunities for language practice.

The Eastern Cape is also known as the adventure province of South Africa. This means that there is much to keep students active and entertained when they are not busy with their studies. We are close to beaches, forests, mountains and game reserves. Tours and excursions are an important part of your learning – you will practice your language skills with native speakers in exciting new environments.

We hope that you fall in love with the beauty of South Africa and enjoy the hospitality and warmth of her people while you learn English.

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