Active Englisdh
Active English fosters a love of the English language to both first and second language speakers in an informal, progressive and fun way to further the students' education in all learning activities, thus enabling them to become positive and confident individuals.

The Brand

“The Active English programme deserves a commendation. In particular, the Phono-visual charts for learning phonics and developing reading proficiency should be mentioned as strengths of the programme”. These were the words of Professor AS Coetzee van Rooy of North-West University.

Antionette Slabbert, founder and owner of Active English was the proud winner of the FASA Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010.


Description of Services

Active English offers a unique and exclusive pre-school programme that is much sought after.
It is a popular educational franchise that promotes intellectual, social and cultural development by using the English language as an extra-mural activity. It fosters a love for language, reading and the arts, using integrated methods to enrich the concepts of oral communication, literature study and written communication.

This is a work from home business using a large room as a classroom and visiting nursery schools or using a classroom at a school.

What’s NEW at Active English?

Active Maths Pre-school, Active English Drama Studio.

Active Afrikaans and Active Science Club currently being developed.


As Franchisor of Active English my motto to potential Franchisees is: “work hard, go the extra mile, offer something special. Deliver on your promises and do each task with energy and perfection. Remember that “actions DO speak louder than words”.

The Company’s Obligations

a) Training
Initial training as well as management training with regards to control and systems to be used in the business is provided by Active English to the new Franchisee.

b) Ongoing Training
New training programs and refresher courses are provided free of charge by the Franchisor twice yearly.

c) Ongoing Back-up and Support
Active English believes in building a relationship with its franchisees through support and communication. More than half of our franchisees have been with Active English for 10 years or more.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

There are no wishy-washy rock stars, no wishy-washy astronauts, no wishy-washy CEOs, no wishy-washy Nobel prize winners and there certainly should be no wishy-washy educators!

The field of education is a growing industry. If you are absolutely passionate about teaching children creatively then this programme that is aimed at three to 12-year-olds is for you. Prospective franchisees should be organised, resilient and prepared to continually adapt and absorb new ideas and methods.


When It All Began


Antionette Slabbert

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Antionette Slabbert

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

On request.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 65 000

Initial franchise fee

1. R 65 000 Active English Pre-school 2. R 65 000 Active Maths Pre-school 3. R 65 000 Active English Grade 1-7 4. R 40 000 Active Drama Studio

Initial Working Capital

R 5 000

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee

R 1 750 per month

Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years
Active Englisdh

Fill in the form below and we will get back to you shortly.


    Fill in the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

      High Performance Training & Coaching Logo

      Fill in the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

        Universal Paints Logo

        Fill in the form below and we will get back to you shortly.