Eden Language Academy is an accredited language service provider based in Cape Town, South Africa. We offer language training (both in-person and online) and other language-related services such as interpreting, translating, editing, and proofreading. Our courses are available world-wide in the following languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sign Language, IELTS Preparation and Business English.
Eden Language Academy's Courses
Our language courses usually take place over a period of 10 weeks with one 90-minute to 3-hour class per week. Although this is our recommended course duration, we are able to tailor it to suit the unique needs of our clients. Included in the course fee is our study material, which consists of a Learner Guide and Dictionary. Students have the option to do weekly Formative and Summative Assessments should they wish to obtain a Certificate of Competence. Alternatively, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Eden Language Academy's Mission
Since our inception in 2011, we've been passionate about using language as a way to help people improve their intercultural communication skills. By doing so, we strive to create more cultural diversity and inclusivity within the spaces that people operate. At Eden Language Academy we acknowledge and celebrate the interconnectedness of language and culture. We understand that cultural norms and values play a significant role in the way people communicate and express themselves. As such, our language courses are designed to not only teach you to speak a new language but to also give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the culture to which the language belongs.
Language Courses for Businesses
Eden Language Academy also offers language training to government departments, municipalities and private businesses. We aim to help organisations cultivate more diverse and inclusive working environments and to contribute to the greater notion of Ubuntu in South Africa. Through our language training we help organisations to bridge language barriers and to redress the inclusion of previously disadvantaged groups. Our language courses are the ideal solution for businesses who wish to equip their employees with the valuable skill of being able to speak more than just one language, specifically within a South African context where there are 12 official languages.
Special-interest Language Courses
Eden Language Academy’s SPIN (special-interest) language courses have placed us amongst the world leaders in innovative language training. Our SPIN language courses are designed to allow you to tailor the terminology learnt according to your specific needs or interests. This means that besides general vocabulary, you can also choose to learn the vocabulary of topics like travel, culture or business.
Industry-specific Language Courses
Our SPIN (special-interest) language courses also serve as industry-specific language courses. These career-oriented courses allow professionals to learn the vocabulary pertaining to their working environment. This in turn greatly contributes to intercultural teamwork and productivity within the workplace.
Eden Language Academy's Accreditations
We are an accredited ETDP SETA (Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority) service provider, and as such, our courses are registered with the SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) unit standard 114988. Learners credited with this unit standard earn 6 credits (NQF level 1). We are also an accredited service provider for the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa). For this reason, healthcare practitioners registered with the HPCSA can earn 33 CEU's (Continuing Education Units) (25 Clinical CEU’s and 8 Ethics CEU’s) by doing one of our Basic Medical Language Courses. Healthcare practitioners employed by Mediclinic can also earn up to 5 MAP points upon successful completion of one of our language courses.
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