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English Course in Edinburgh

Immerse yourself in the English language in Scotland’s capital!

Information about the English School in Edinburgh 

Scotland’s capital city boasts historic wonder as well as physical beauty, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your English Course here. With a small population of just 500,000, the safe and hospitable community is home all social and cultural assets of a city, with something for everyone to love. There is a wide variety of museums, art galleries, theatres, cafes, shopping areas, restaurants, hotels and bars, never leaving you short of interesting ways to spend your free time. The friendly locals, natural beauty and rich history will leave you wanting to return long after your English Course has finished.

The School (an official Trinity test centre) can be found in a sophisticated Georgian building, equipped with all the modern facilities you could need – giving you a taste of historical Britain combined with the comforts of contemporary technology. With 20 bright, large classrooms (with a maximum of 15 students each) equipped with interactive whiteboards, a student lounge, study centre and free Wi-Fi throughout the School, you will certainly feel right at home throughout your English Course! The School is located right in the midst of the entertainment hub, just a few minutes’ walk from the popular shopping area on Princes Street, as well as the city’s most famous landmark – the Edinburgh Castle.

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Every English Course in Edinburgh includes:

  • Textbooks and Materials
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Access to Internet/ Wi-Fi

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English Courses in Edinburgh

English Courses for Adults 18+ and 30+ available in Edinburgh

General or Intensive English Course in Edinburgh for Adults

20 or 28 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Edinburgh

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your language course, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

English for Work in Edinburgh for Adults

28 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English for Work course. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Edinburgh

28 lessons per week - from Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more

Accommodation in Edinburgh

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English Course in Edinburgh, you can choose one of the accommodations proposed by the school below...

Canal Point - Residence

Distance to School: 15 - 17 minutes walking - Room type: Single Room, Private Bathroom, Shared Kitchen

[+] Canal Point is in a really convenient location, just a mile southwest of the city centre, you'll be within easy reach of everything. Every room has its own modern en suite bathroom, with a toilet, sink and large shower. High-speed 100MB broadband Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. The large communal k ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 20 - 40 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, half board (only available for 2 students traveling together)

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Why Edinburgh? Some Facts...

Some more information on the school, area and statistics

Why Choose an English Course in Edinburgh?

Few cosmopolitan cities in the world can compete with what Edinburgh has to offer students! Edinburgh has won the prestigious “12 Best Cities Award” several times. This beautiful city is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, mountains, lakes and valleys.

Edinburgh also hosts a series of major events every year, with the most popular being the Fringe Festival. Sporting activities and cultural events take place all year round, including theatre events, dance, rugby matches, football games and so on. All this will make your English Course in Edinburgh a lot more exciting! Be sure to visit the Edinburgh zoo, the famous castle, Loch Ness or the stunning sights at Arthur’s Seat. 

Whatever your tastes, you’ll be spoiled for choice! Edinburgh is a small city compared to other cities in the UK, but the vibrant, easy to explore and safe city makes it huge in terms of attraction. All this makes it the perfect place to host students from all over the world. In addition, the international airport and train station connect the city with the rest of the UK and to many European and international destinations.

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Does this English course in Edinburgh meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts..

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Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:

  • 07:45 Check-in and registration at the school
  • 08:30 Test 
  • 10:00 Introduction
  • 12:45 Break
  • 13:30 The first lesson of your English Course in Edinburgh! (If you have chosen Intensive English or Business English)
  • 14:45 “Meet and Greet” (If you have chosen General English)
  • 15:00 Break
  • 16:00 Activity

Welcome Pack 

The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Edinburgh, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Edinburgh, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

From Tuesday Onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows:

Morning

  • 08:30-10:00   First Module*
  • 10:15-11:45 Second Module*

Midday

  • 12:15-13:45 “Intensive” and “Business” Lessons**

Afternoon

  • 14:15-15:45 First Module*
  • 16:00-17:30 Second Module*

Evening

  • Free time, workshops, extra-curricular activities

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing.
**Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Useful Tips For Your Edinburgh Stay!

Some suggestions from locals and tourists...

Study English in Edinburgh

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Cost of Living in Edinburgh

The below can be used as a guide:

  • McDonald’s Meal: £5.50
  • Main Course in an average restaurant: £12.00
  • Soft drink 33cl: £1.30
  • Pint of beer: £4.20
  • Snack: £1.50-£2.50
  • Coffee: £2.00
  • Cinema ticket: £11.00
  • SIM Card: £10

Getting Around in Edinburgh

In Edinburgh you can use the buses, or rent a scooter or a car (maybe on weekends). If you’ve never tried it, Google Maps can be of great help and offers maps and route planning tools – on foot or by public transport. 

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