Colombian Touch at Kurus!

Hello Everyone! Do you enjoy summer days? I love them, as well as loving summer I love getting to know people and exploring new cultures.

My Name is Laura Cruz, I am 22 years old and I come from Colombia.  I studied Modern Languages for business and technology in Bogota, which is the capital of Colombia.  When I finished my studies I came to Cape Town to practice my English and during my trip I found Kurus English School. I got such a nice surprise when I experienced their hospitality and I fell in love with how colorful the school, students and the staff are, it never feels like you are going into a school. It is so warm and welcoming.

Now, I am part of the team as an Intern and I will be here until May. I am so excited about this opportunity, I am pretty sure I will not only learn new things and make newfriends but also this experience is going to contribute to my growth and add to my professional profile. The most important thing for me is that I am going to enjoy what I am doing, it’s like some people say: “Do what you love because that is what you will do well in.”

I will do my best to assist the team with the school’s marketing campaign and if you would like to know more about me or about Kurus English, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to help you.

Hope to see you at Kurus English School very soon!

Kind regards,

Laura Cruz

Laura Cruz

Hello everyone!

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The spring is started and so is my internship at Kurus English. I love the bright colours at Kurus English, they just make you feel happy!

My name is Francien Tullemans, I am 19 years old and I have been studying International Business at Zuyd University Maastricht for the last two years. Part of my Bachelor’s Degree is completing an internship abroad. This is the reason why I’m in Cape Town now. I will be staying here for 5 beautiful months. I think that working in an English-speaking environment and in a new city will be quite a challenge, but I am sure I will have a great time. And you know what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun.

I am very happy to join Kurus English. Hopefully, I will learn a lot and have a wonderful experience. So, thanks to Kurus English for having me and giving me this amazing opportunity. I will do my best to help you with the school’s marketing campaign and many other activities.

Besides doing an internship, meeting wonderful people from diverse backgrounds,  and getting to know Cape Town and its culture, I also hope to improve my English.

If you would like to know more about me or about Kurus English, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to help you.

Hope to see you at Kurus English very soon!

Kind regards,


Bye Bye Kurus English!

Caroline Profile Picture

Dear lovely Kurus English Team!

Wow my time with you went by so quickly! Thank you so much for having me! It has been an absolute pleasure to work for and with you!

We were a good team ☺

Thank you for all your support and the outstanding collaboration. Thank you also for the excellent CAE and CPE preparation. I learned a lot at your unique & very special language school. Please keep this extraordinary atmosphere that makes everybody feel home.

A big thank you also goes to Iain and Michael from Coffeebeans Routes. I really enjoyed each and every Language Excursion. Thank you for letting me encounters Cape Town in a unique and absolutely authentic way. Thank you for being my key for a lot of interesting experiences! Thanks to you I met people from all walks of life and I made friends with people from all corners of the world.

I am totally overwhelmed with all these beautiful memories!

Thank you Johannes, Diana, Gavin, Maggie, Kate, Amos, Iain and Michael!

You’re great! – I wish you only the very best!

BIG HUG Caroline

Guest Book Caroline

Good day Kurus English

What a lovely day to start my internship at Kurus English. The sun is shining and I am surrounded by happy students and lovely work colleagues!

My name is Caroline. I am proudly Swiss but also madly in love with Cape Town. What an amazing city! I was actually supposed to leave the rainbow nation by the end of January. But then I got this amazing opportunity to start an internship at Kurus English. I am very happy to join Kurus English and learn how an English school is organised. As I am going to study marketing and communication I am also excited to get a closer look into Kurus English’s marketing strategy. Another objective of my stay in the mother city is to improve my English skills. I am attending English classes in order to pass the advanced and proficiency. I absolutely appreciate the interaction with people from all walks of life and can`t wait to meet people from different corners of the world at Kurus English.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you would like to know more about Kurus English or Cape Town. I will be more than happy to help you.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

Have a lekker day!


Letter from Jess

Dear Johannes, Diana & Gavin,

I can’t thank you guys enough for the most fantastic year. It has been a true honour to work with people of your calibre. Thank you wonderful people for being so much more than colleagues -  you guys really have been my CT family. I’m going to miss your smiles, laughs and all the silliness :)

Thank you for rocking my world :)

All my love, Jess xx

Hi Everybody!

My name is Florian Abel and I`m really looking forward to the next seven weeks because I am doing an internship at Kurus English here in Cape Town!

I am 27 years old and I`m studying Business Education as a major and English as a minor subject at the University of Bamberg, Germany. In 2010, I attended Kurus English for a two-week intensive English course. From that time onwards, I desperately wanted to return to this wonderful city and to this great language school.

I would like to thank the whole Kurus English Team for giving me this fine opportunity to improve my English, to learn more about the culture of Cape Town and South Africa and, last but not least, to gain further insight into the processes of English language teaching and learning. I assure you that I will do my very best to support you!

If you would like to find out more about me or about Kurus English, please feel free to contact me.

I`m so looking forward to meeting many new Kurus students and friends!



Kurus & CoffeeBeans Year End Function – Tobogganing !!

This year Kurus English decided to treat it’s staff to a different kind of year end party… Tabogganing!!

Although, at first quite challenging, the Kurus team zipped speedily around the course, breaking records and showing off!

It was a fantastic day and a great way to end off 2011!

Year End Function


The Coffeebeans Routes and Kurus English Team went up Table Mountain for a delicious picnic to end an exciting year. Thank you very much to the whole team for all your efforts and your tireless commitment! We look forward to having a successful New Year in 2011.

Thanks again!

Iain and Johannes

New team member


A warm welcome to Simnikiwe as a new team member of Coffeebeans Routes and Kurus English!

Simnikiwe supports us as receptionist, activity manager and junior consultant. Sim, we wish you a great time and lots of fun at 70 Wale Street!

Iain & Johannes

Hello everybody!

My name is Viktor, and  I´m really happy to tell you that I´ll be the new intern at Kurus English for the next 5 Months. For the last two years, I have been studying Media Management at Macromedia Hamburg University. Part of my course-work includes an internship which is targeted at further developing my expertise in the field of management. I´m convinced that Kurus English can help me to improve my language and widen my cultural awareness while giving much needed and relevant practical experience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kurus English for this great opportunity and for the warm welcome which I received. I will certainly do my best and I will try very hard to give Kurus English something in return.

In the following is a short biography:

  • Born: 29. February 1988 in Moscow (Russia)
  • Hobbies: Football, Muy Thai, Travelling
  • Favourite TV show: Two and a Half Men, South Park, How I met your Mother
  • Favourite food: Greek, Sushi, Italian
  • Favourite movie: Rush Hour 1,2,3
  • Favourite music: RnB & Hip Hop
  • Three words to describe myself: spontaneous, loyal, passionate

I´m looking forward to meeting new students and spending quality time with them.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me whatever you want to know about me or Kurus English!

Kind regards,

Viktor Neu

It’s time to say goodbye!

I can’t believe it – I’m flying back to Germany in two days. The time flew by so quickly.

I arrived in South Africa 10 months ago. I remember it, as if it was yesterday. I was so excited, scared, apprehensive and curious. I didn’t know what to expect. And now I already miss South Africa, Cape Town, the people, my friends…. Just everything!!

Before I came to South Africa, I didn’t know that I’d stay for 10 months. Only 6 months were planned. But I knew very soon that I would like to stay longer. An internship at Kurus English was a great opportunity to extend my stay and to experience more of South Africa, Cape Town, the people and the culture.

I want to thank the whole Kurus Team for the great time I had with you. The opportunity to experience your Language Excursions – they were great fun! Thank you for giving me the chance to improve my English and for making my five months worthwhile.

My 10 months in South Africa were awesome, so eventful and diverse. I wouldn’t have wanted to miss them!!

I hope that I could fulfill your expectations and that I could support Kurus English.

Goodbye Johannes, Diana, Gavin, Ian and Michael!!!

Wish you all the best! We’ll keep in touch!!


New Director of Studies: Gavin Cuttler

Congratulations Gavin!
Kurus English would like to wish you all the best in your new position as Director of Studies (DOS) at Kurus English.

Gavin has taken over the DOS position from Aaliya Bulbulia, who left Kurus English at the end of April. Gavin and Aaliya were jointly responsible for Academics from the outset of Kurus English. From now on Gavin is the sole head of the Academic Department.

All the best, Aaliya!

Aaliya, Kurus English would like to thank you very much for your most valuable support and also for your lasting contribution to the school during the start-up phase!

We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

Hello everybody!


this is me, Anke, and I will be the new intern of Kurus English for the next few months.
I’m from Germany where I study Business Administration.
I have been in South Africa for five month already. The reason why I came to South Africa was my decision to study a semester abroad at Stellenbosch University. Stellenbosch is a small student town not far from Cape Town and very famous for its wine-growing.
The time I have had so far was wonderful and in the meantime I can’t get enough of Cape Town, the people, the landscape, the sun and the good vibe. So I used the chance to extend my stay in South Africa by doing an internship at Kurus English.
I am very glad that I can support Kurus English for the next five month. I will do my best and I am sure that I cannot only improve my business and marketing skills but also my English skills. But of course I’m also looking forward to getting to know South Africa and its locals better.

Last but not least I would like to use this opportunity to thank Kurus and all involved for the great welcome dinner. It was delicious :)

If you want to find out more about me or Kurus English don’t hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to meeting many new Kurus students and friends.

Yours Anke

Introducing Jessica

Hello everybody,

First of all, thank you for the warm welcome at Kurus English.
I’ll be the marketing/communication intern for the next.. (almost) 5 months. I come from Holland, so I can understand the ‘Afrikaans’ language. But my goal will be to speak better English then my English teacher in Holland at the end of my stay here in Cape Town. I am afraid I can’t reach that because he’s a native speaker but I’ll give it a try. Besides improving my English I also want to experience the work at Kurus English. I’m gonna practice my learned knowledge at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences. I study International Business & Languages, so I also want to improve my skills concerning the educational programme.
Please feel free to ask questions or whatever you want to know about me or Kurus English!

Kind regards,

We welcome Jessica to Cape Town and our Team

A warm welcome to Jessica! Jessica joins the Kurus English team for the next 5 months. She supports us with our marketing and communcication efforts. Thanks, Jessica, for your support! We all wish you a great time in Cape Town and at Kurus English!

Magazine Starting-Up: Founding Story

June Issue: Starting-Up

June Issue: Starting-Up

The German Magazine “Starting-Up” published Kurus English’ and Johannes’ founding story in their June issue. Please download the article here! (In German only, sorry!)

New intern at Kurus English

Hello Janne!

Welcome to Kurus English and thank you very much for your support!

Janne is doing a 5 months internship with us and she will focus on marketing and communications.


New intern at Kurus English

Welcome, Sina, to Kurus English!

Sina is doing a 4 week English Language Course with Kurus English. Afterwards she will be working with us for 2 more months, until January 2009. Sina is helping us with the administration of the school.


New intern at Kurus English

Hi Rita!

Welcome to Kurus English and thank you very much for your support!

Rita is doing a 2 months internship with us. Rita will be liaising with language travel agencies in Brazil.

Internships at Kurus English

Kurus English would like to contribute to the practical training of students not only from South Africa, but also from the rest of the world. Anybody, who is interested in working with us is warmly invited to send a letter of motivation and a CV to info@kurus-english.com

So far three interns have worked with Kurus English during its start-up phase. Firstly, Michael Letlala, a South African Tourism graduate joined Coffeebeans Routes and Kurus English from November 2007 to April 2008. Nowadays, Michael is the Operations Manager at Coffeebeans Routes! Well done, Michael!

Secondly, Mokgadi Molapo, a Tourism student from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology has finished her 6 months compulsary practical training with us. She worked with us from January to March 2008. Mokgadi is now graduating and we wish her good luck for her exams and all the best for her future.

Finally, Karina Krukowski from Germany completed a 4 week internship with us while visiting Cape Town, in February 2008. Karina is studying in Krakau at the moment and we wish her a great time in Poland!

M Kommunikation supports Kurus English

I would like to welcome on board the whole team of M Kommunikation, a German marketing agency, that is supporting us in promoting Kurus English in Europe! Thank you very much for joining us!

For more information about M Kommunikation please visit their website: http://www.m-kommunikation.eu/

The Kurus English Team welcomes YOU!

Gavin Cuttler (Director of Studies)

Diana Horvat (Operations Manager)

Johannes Kraus (Director)

Iain Harris (Coffeebeans Routes)- Joint Venture Partner for our Language Excursions)

For more information about our team please click here!

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