Language course English in Edinburgh

ELC

Our partner language school, ELC, is an ideal venue for developing your English language skills whilst studying in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities.The school is run by a group of friendly, well-educated language teachers who have wide experience in teaching English to foreign students.

Our partner language school, ELC, is an ideal venue for developing your English language skills whilst studying in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities.The school is run by a group of friendly, well-educated language teachers who have wide experience in teaching English to foreign students.

 

  • School accredited by the British Council and member of EnglishUK
  • Courses start every Monday
  • Student learning centre
  • More than 25 nationalities
  • Computer room with free WIFI use
  • Student lounge with snacks and drinks
  • Library with audiovisual material
  • Course material included
  • Individual attention for each student
  • Minimum age: 16 years
The school organises an attractive selection of extra-curricular activities to keep students entertained outside of class and give them a chance to practice their English skills. Example activities include: Activity programme Edinburgh
  • Pub crawl around Edinburgh
  • City centre tour
  • Traditional Scottish dance shows
  • Visits to the city’s most well known museums and galleries
  • Excursions to North Berwick, Glasgow, Oxford, Brighton and Canterbury 

Intensive

The intensive English course in Edinburgh consists of 15, 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week in groups of 14 students maximum. Lessons are focused on developing communication skills (reading, speaking, writing and listening).

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking.

  • single room: € 37 per stay.
  • double room: € 19 per stay.

Please note that all students aged 16-17 will be placed in shared homestay accommodation during peak season.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
single room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
double room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €37 per week
Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€78

This is the price for an airport transfer on arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow International: € 153.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow Prestwick € 233

Please let us know the arrival airport at the time of booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2017 the school will be closed on the following bank holidays:
02/01/2017, 03/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017.

Cambridge exam

The Cambridge course in Edinburgh of 6 weeks consists of 25 lessons per week focused on exam preparation. The course prepares for the FCE or CAE exam.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 1860
Cambridge exam with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2793
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2996
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 3789
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 06/02, 08/05, 23/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

  • The Cambridge Course in Edinburgh prepares for FCE and CAE level, not CPE.
  • Prices do not include exam fees.
  • It may be necessary to book an extra night or week of accommodation due to the official exam date (prices available on request).

Exam fees:  

€166, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking.

  • single room: € 37 per stay.
  • double room: € 19 per stay.

Please note that all students aged 16-17 will be placed in shared homestay accommodation during peak season.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
single room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
double room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €37 per week
Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€78

This is the price for an airport transfer on arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow International: € 153.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow Prestwick € 233

Please let us know the arrival airport at the time of booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2017 the school will be closed on the following bank holidays:
02/01/2017, 03/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017.

IELTS

The IELTS course in Edinburgh consists of 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week. The programme includes 15 IELTS exam preparation per week plus 5, 10 or 15 General English lessons per week (of either Speaking, Listening, Grammar or Writing).

If you would like to take the IELTS exam after the course, you need to register a long time in advance at www.ielts.org.

For more information on the IELTS examination course please click here

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 747 1089 1432 1713 2044 2374 2704
IELTS with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1077 1570 2063 2495 2976 3457 3938
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1163 1685 2208 2669 3179 3689 4200
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1427 2082 2736 3330 3972 4614 5257
Starting dates:  

advanced : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

  • The prices of the IELTS exam course do not include the exam fee.
  • It is recommendable to book accommodation until Sunday, due to the exam date (price upon request)

Exam fees:  

€208, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking.

  • single room: € 37 per stay.
  • double room: € 19 per stay.

Please note that all students aged 16-17 will be placed in shared homestay accommodation during peak season.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
single room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
double room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €37 per week
Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€78

This is the price for an airport transfer on arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow International: € 153.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow Prestwick € 233

Please let us know the arrival airport at the time of booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2017 the school will be closed on the following bank holidays:
02/01/2017, 03/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017.

Teachers course

If you are a teacher of English whose first language is not English and looking to improve your classroom skills in English, this teachers course is specially designed for you. The course takes place in summer and consists of 20 lessons per week. You can choose between four different subjects of language teaching:

  • Advanced Language & Methodology
  • Primary Methodology & Language
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Modern British Culture

A high intermediate level is required (B2-C1) and classroom experience in teaching English as a foreign language is an advantage.

Minimum age is 21 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teachers course without accommodation 1023
Teachers course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1351
Teachers course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1437
Teachers course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1702
Starting dates:  

advanced : 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking.

  • single room: € 37 per stay.
  • double room: € 19 per stay.

Please note that all students aged 16-17 will be placed in shared homestay accommodation during peak season.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
single room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
double room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €37 per week
Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€78

This is the price for an airport transfer on arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow International: € 153.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow Prestwick € 233

Please let us know the arrival airport at the time of booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2017 the school will be closed on the following bank holidays:
02/01/2017, 03/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017.

One-to-One

The one-to-one language course in Edinburgh consists of individual teaching with a private native professional, is specially designed for those students with specific language needs and is adapted to suit the student. The course consists of 20 lessons per week but the lesson quantity can be increased or decreased if necessary and can be done by contacting us.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1652 3243 4833 6424
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1832 3573 5314 7055
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1888 3659 5429 7200
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2021 3923 5826 7728
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking.

  • single room: € 37 per stay.
  • double room: € 19 per stay.

Please note that all students aged 16-17 will be placed in shared homestay accommodation during peak season.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
single room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
double room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €37 per week
Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€78

This is the price for an airport transfer on arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow International: € 153.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow Prestwick € 233

Please let us know the arrival airport at the time of booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2017 the school will be closed on the following bank holidays:
02/01/2017, 03/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017.

CELTA teacher course

The 4-week CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching) teacher course consists of minimum 120 hours giving non-native teachers of English a thorough grounding in all aspects of teaching the English language to adults.The CELTA course is for anyone who is at least 18 years old and is competent in both written and spoken English (C1 minimum).
Successfully completes the interview and language test
This course is ideal for those who would like to increase their opportunities of living and working abroad or would like to obtain an internationally-recognised teaching qualification.

The course covers five main topics as part of the CELTA training:

  • learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • language analysis and awareness
  • language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing
  • planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  • developing teaching skills and professionalism

 

Throughout the course you will also attend a variety of sessions and workshops that cover for example classroom management skills, lesson planning, language analysis and teaching methodology.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
CELTA teacher course without accommodation 1346
CELTA teacher course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1978
CELTA teacher course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2122
CELTA teacher course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2651
Starting dates:  

more advanced : 09/01, 27/02, 24/04, 29/05, 03/07, 07/08, 11/09, 16/10, 20/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking.

  • single room: € 37 per stay.
  • double room: € 19 per stay.

Please note that all students aged 16-17 will be placed in shared homestay accommodation during peak season.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
single room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €19 per week
double room : 24/12 - 30/12 : €74 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €37 per week
Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
double room : 25/06 - 26/08 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€78

This is the price for an airport transfer on arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow International: € 153.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at Glasgow Prestwick € 233

Please let us know the arrival airport at the time of booking.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2017 the school will be closed on the following bank holidays:
02/01/2017, 03/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 25/12/2017, 26/12/2017.

Shared apartment

The apartments are located in the Broughton quarter, conveniently located a short distance from the city centre. The school is located at about 25 minutes walking distance. Each apartment has 5-7 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms and a common living room and kitchen. In each apartment there is Wi-Fi available (supplement). In the complex there is also a common room with television. This space is open 24 hours a day and accessible to all residents, including British students. Bed linen is provided, but will not be washed. You can use washing machines and dryers in the complex. Your stay is based on no meals.

Host family

Living with a Scottish family in Edinburgh is the best way to fully understand and appreciate the Scottish way of life. The host families are fully accustomed to having foreign students and are incredibly friendly. You will integrate into the family very quickly and practice English at every opportunity. Monday to Friday is with half board and at the weekends is with full board.

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Learn English in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh has a fantastic mix of culture and history and is home to approximately 450,000 inhabitants. Accordingly, the city and surrounding region is one of Europe’s major tourist destinations, attracting around 13 million visitors each year, and is the UK’s 2nd most visited destination after London. The city is best known for the Edinburgh Festival, which is run annually from the end of July until the beginning of September.

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