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1. Edinburgh Language Academy
Courses / Programs
Accredited by the British Council, Edinburgh Language Academy teaches English to students from all over the world in the heart of Edinburgh’s waterfront district located in south-east Scotland. ELA offers part-time, full-time, exam preparation and professional courses from beginner to advanced levels. These include English immersion, general English, IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE exam preparation courses, business English, executive English, English for academic purposes, English for specific purposes including military English, aviation English, English for Law Enforcement and combination courses.

Our courses are available as group courses or private tuition. Sport enthusiasts can visit a general English course and take part in football or golf activities in the afternoon. We also provide work placement opportunities after our courses. In addition to English we offer French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Polish and Gaelic courses. There is no better place to study English than ELA, and no better city in which to live and learn than Edinburgh.
- General English
- Full Immersion English
- IELTS Exam Preparation
- TOEIC Exam Preparation
- Cambridge Exams FCE/CAE/CPE
- English for Academic Purposes
- English for Specific Purposes including Military English, Aviation English & English for Law Enforcement
- Business English
- Executive English
- Combination Courses
- Group Courses
- Private Tuition
- English & Football
- English & Golf
- We also offer Work Placement after our courses
- French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Polish & Gaelic Tuition

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2. Alba English School, Edinburgh
Courses / Programs
Alba English School is a friendly, owner-run school located near Edinburgh University and the historic old town. Our class sizes are small (maximum 12 students) and our teachers are qualified, native speakers who create interesting and useful classes.

Our helpful office staff can help you find accommodation and you can have fun on our teacher-organised social events. You can study from 1-48 weeks per year, full-time or part-time and can start on any day.

We look forward to meeting you here in beautiful Edinburgh!
- General English
- Summer English Courses
- IELTS Exam Preparation Classes
- First Certificate (FCE) Exam
- Advanced (CAE) Exam
- Proficiency (CPE) Exam
- CV Workshop
- English Outside the Classroom
3. ECS Scotland, Edinburgh
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1995, ECS Scotland is a family run, British Council accredited English language training centre located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. Specialising in small group and 1-to-1 training to professional adults, ECS Scotland offers a variety of tailor made courses starting any Monday of the year.

Combination Courses combine 15 hours of General English in a small group with a maximum of 5 students and 5, 10 or 15 hours of 1-to-1 tuition, focusing on your specific language needs. Medical, Legal, Financial, Tourism, Military, Business, email writing topics are covered. Please ask us for your specific topic area and we will create a course for you. Closed group courses are available on request.

Weekend Refresher courses give you the opportunity to practise your English communication skills in the morning and spend the afternoon exploring Edinburgh, either on your own or by joining activities arranged by the school.
- General English Group Tuition 15 hrs per week
- General English Group Tuition 20 hrs per week
- Combination Course (15 or 20hrs General English in a small group + 5, 10 or hrs 1-to-1 focusing on your topic)
- IELTS Exam Preparation
- CAE / FCE Cambridge exam preparation
- Weekend Refresher courses
-Summer Pre-Sessional Academic English courses

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4. Caledonian Language School, Edinburgh
Courses / Programs
Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, Caledonian Language School offers a wide range of English language courses to students from all over the world at a variety of levels, from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced. Courses include Full-time, and Part-time General English classes, Speaking and Listening courses, English exam prep courses, Intensive classes, and more. These courses are all offered in blocks of 8-12 weeks.

The Caledonian Language School opened in September 2011 with a body of well-experienced and highly qualified teaching staff, and a Principal with nine years of management experience in education. Before starting a course, students take a placement test to establish their level of English. You will be able to discuss what type of programme will suit you best, depending on your level of English and other commitments.
Pre-Intermediate to Advanced Level English Language Courses:

- Full-time General English
- Part-time General English
- Part-time General Evening Course
- Intensive English Courses
- First Certificate in English (FCE) Exam Preparation
- IELTS Exam Preparation
- Communication in English

- Courses are offered in blocks of 8-12 weeks.
5. Global School of English - Edinburgh
Courses / Programs
Global School of English - Edinburgh (GSE-Edinburgh) is located in the centre of Edinburgh City in the south-east of Scotland. It is a 5 minute walk from Waverley station, 2 minutes from the Omni centre / Edinburgh Playhouse theatre and a one minute walk from the main Edinburgh bus station. We provide quality English Language tuition at an affordable price to students in Edinburgh and look forward to welcoming you as a student at GSE-Edinburgh.

We are committed to maintaining the existing high quality standards of teaching and student care that we have delivered in our sister school, Glasgow School of English, since 1997. Glasgow School of English was the first British Council accredited and ISO 9001 certified language school in Scotland and is also a member of the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) - an association of independent language schools that teach the language of their home country.

We only employ suitably qualified and experienced teaching staff who satisfy our high quality standards. We are committed to improving your English language skills in Edinburgh and making sure you get the most out of your Scottish experience.
English language courses for Adults:
- General English language courses
- Private English language lessons (1 to 1)
- IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge FCE & CAE exam preparation courses
- Academic English courses
- Business English courses
- English language & work experience (paid)
/ internship (unpaid)
- English language course plus golf

English language course for Juniors:
- Young Learner Summer Programme (ages 11 and 17 years)
- Homestay program
6. Edinburgh School of Language
Courses / Programs
Edinburgh School of Language in Edinburgh, Scotland delivers quality English language training to students from around the world. We offer a range of courses including intensive English, Business English and preparation for the IELTS and Cambridge exams.

We offer a professional, friendly atmosphere and focus on your individual needs to help you learn as quickly as possible. Our teachers are highly qualified and provide the highest standards regarding methods of teaching and helpful materials. Furthermore our teachers are all native speakers with proper experience and confidence in teaching.
- Intensive English Course (15 and 10 hours per week)
- General English Course (for all levels)
- Cambridge Exam Preparation Course (FCE, CAE, CPE)
- IELTS Test Preparation Course (Academic & General Training)
- Business English
- English Summer Courses
- General English for Young Learners

Specific contact pages
7. TLI School Of English Edinburgh
Courses / Programs
We opened TLI English school in Edinburgh in 1992, after deciding to come home to Scotland after many years teaching abroad. TLI School of English is a family run school and much of our teaching is done by our experienced family team.

This makes us very motivated and determined to give our students what they need. In total, our tutors have more than 80 years experience between them.

Our beautiful location in Edinburgh are a lovely environment in which to study and we now offer English Language Courses, TEFL courses, translation services and Exam preparation courses.

We only employ experienced teachers to help us so if you aren't being taught by one of the family you can be sure that your teacher is properly qualified, experienced and well motivated.
- General English
- Intensive English
- Business English Courses
- Cambridge University Examinations - FCE (First Certificate) CAE CPE
- IELTS Exam preparation
- Evening English Classes

Specific contact pages
8. Symposium Edinburgh
Courses / Programs
Symposium Edinburgh is a specialist English language institute offering professional EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses for international corporate clients. Our tailor-made intensive programmes in business English allied to bespoke cultural/activity programmes are primarily intended for executives and independent cultural travellers seeking private or small-group tuition in the heart of Scotland's historic and dynamic capital city.

All of our courses are tailor-made to our clients' individual linguistic requirements, using the most effective communicative methodology to strengthen and enhance lexical and structural ability, whilst developing analytical, presentational and negotiating skills in the target language for maximum long-term efficacy.

Our clients wish to have as broad a cultural experience as possible during their stay and to this end we offer maximum exposure to the language through accompanied business lunches, guided tours and social events. Homestay/host family accommodation or quality hotel accommodation at preferential rates can also be organised for our students.
Professional EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses for international corporate clients

Study options include:
- Academic English
- Specific grammar study
- Idiom building
- Telephone and correspondence
- English discussion work
- Discursive and report writing
- The language of negotiation and presentation
- Understanding trade literature
- Interview skills
9. Edinburgh School of English
Courses / Programs
Edinburgh School of English is one of the leading English language schools in Scotland and the UK. We offer a range of general, specialist and academic English courses that are available all year round and designed for adults (17+). Our courses include intensive English courses, preparation courses for the IELTS and Cambridge exams, private English lessons and more. The Edinburgh School of English is a member of English UK and is accredited by the British Council.

The Edinburgh School of English also offers language courses during the summer for children and teenagers aged 10 – 17 years old. These intensive languages courses combine our philosophy of learning English in a fun way with a cultural and sporting activity programme, which ensures our young learners speak as much English as possible during their stay.

Our homestay accommodation is very popular. Our families are mainly based in the attractive suburbs of Edinburgh, usually an average journey of 30 minutes away from the school by bus.
- Intensive English Course
- IELTS Exam Preparation
- Cambridge Exam Preparation - FCE, CAE, CPE
- Combination Courses (General English plus English for Specific Purposes)
- Private English Lessons
- Courses for English Teachers
- Summer English Courses for Children & Teenagers (10-17 years)

Specific contact pages
10. Eden Valley School of English, Edinburgh
Courses / Programs
Established by two experienced and world travelled teachers, Eden Valley English School is built on a foundation of passion and excellence.

Situated in Edinburgh city centre, easily accessible from Waverley train station and Princes Street, we provide a range of English courses at beginner to advanced levels.

Lessons are fun and effective. Students learn quickly how to communicate effectively in English, perfecting accent, pronunciation and vocabulary to give them confidence.

We offer the best value for money classes in the city! Eden Valley English School has daily lessons which bring your learning up to speed at an affordable rate for long term residential and short term visitor students.
English Language Classes for Adults:
- Beginner to advanced levels

- General English classes (Using The Callan Method - a direct method of learning English)

- FCE Exam Preparation (Cambridge First Certificate of English)

- CAE Exam Preparation (Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English)

- IELTS Exam Prep classes

- Business English classes
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