Do you really want to improve confidence and skills when speaking English? If so, then this is the course for you!
This course is designed for those students, who really want to concentrate on obtaining fluency in English. You will study in the General English Half-Day group class in the morning, and then join the Spoken Performance class in the afternoon 13.45 to 15.15.
The course focuses on improving your oral communication skills in English, and helps you to gain confidence on your path to fluency in English.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||18 years old and older|
Based in the centre of this beautiful, historic, and fun Scottish city, we enjoy a strong international reputation for providing high-quality English language teaching in a warm and professional atmosphere. We have courses to suit every English language skill level from beginner to academic qualifications.
We believe that students should be happy and relaxed while studying. That's why at inlingua Edinburgh we don't only concentrate on providing the best in-class language teaching, we also look at each student's particular needs.
Individual attention and personal service are of prime importance to us. We help you find accommodation and help with your travel arrangements while you are in Scotland. We have social evenings which can include board games, 5-a-side football, theatre groups, traditional music and visits to a café or pub. At weekends in the summer we run tours around Scotland, accompanied by a teacher who offers information and ensures English is always spoken.
The nationality and age mix at Inlingua Edinburgh varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
teaches students from all over the world, including:
does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
Based in the centre of this beautiful, historic, and fun Scottish city, we enjoy a strong international reputation for providing high-quality English language teaching in a warm and professional atmosphere.
It was amazing opportunity to learn English at Inlingua Edinburgh! Most of all I like that teachers changed every 3 days and we had a chance to have different approaches and accents. Lessons were informative and I could improve my English. Also, every day social program was really nice! We had pub nights, walks round the city, museums, board games etc. Thank you Inlingua Edinburgh!Show details » Read more...
Central school and learning in small groups.
Pleasant atmosphere and casual with each other.
Versatile daily business program.
At least 1 change per week by teachers, which brings different teaching methods to bear.
In the morning classes, the focus is more on grammar, exercises and listening. If you want to talk more, you should definitely book the afternoon course "Spoken English".
Otherwise all-round successful vacation in Edinburgh
Teachers were very good and friendly. They proposed several interactive activities encouraging the ten students of my class to work in groups or in pairs. The atmosphere was very relaxed and enjoyable and in the afternoon teachers always organized many pleasant excursions.
I housed in an hotel near the Old town and Waverly station, so I missed the experience with a scottish family.
Perhaps the lunch break (188.8.131.52) was too long: I would have liked to have only a 15 minutes break in order to finish my lesson at 14.30, an hour earlier, to dedicate the entire afternoon to excursions. Anyway, it wasn't a big deal.
Overall, it was nice. The location of the school is perfect, all the main attractions and major bus stops at Princes Street are within walking distance. The teachers were very helpful and informative, but, unfortunately, we were only following the (various) text books so there weren't any 'creative' exercises, which I personally find rather disheartening (this may already have changed by the time you are reading this review). There were class discussions, of course, which were great as you get to learn all these new perspectives from different cultures. Also, keep in mind that if you are the only student taking some exam-preparation course, the school will cut down the number of classes for this course (this was the case for me and some other students). I know it is only fair to the teachers, but, again, it may be rather unfortunate for the student and I think it might be something you might want to know well in advance. The school also organizes tours around different historical parts of the city, pub nights and other activities that bring the students and teachers together. My host family was wonderful and I've only heard favourable opinions from other students about theirs.Show details » Read more...
I liked everything, the people in Edinburgh were very friendly even the others students in class with me, the teachers, the facilities, the activities and my host family was very lovely and nice to me.Show details » Read more...
The school is well-located. It is a small and very comfortable school. Everybody is friendly. I had a problem with my accommodation, and on the first day of class they asked me if everything was okay. During the week the director asked me again if I was okay with my room.
The teachers are tops. Every week you have two different teachers.
The social program is very varied and sometimes very exciting.
I would recommend this school with my eyes closed, mainly because they don’t have a lot of teenagers unlike other schools in July.
Best thing about the school - their mascot!
Edinburgh is a lovely city, despite the rain. People are friendly, they have pleasant streets and pubs - wonderful.
The trip was one year ago, but I can summarize the main points:
The school was great: its location, the teachers, and the classes that I attended were all great.
The residence house where I was living in was great too. It was in the centre, close to a big park, and its facilities were just right.
The activities of the school helped me to meet new people and the amazing city.
To summarize the two times in Inlingua, I can say everything was absolutely for me, except for the housing and teachers.
Mostly, I liked the school’s small groups and location. However, I had some difficulties in dealing with my first host family. I think they hardly understood how it should have been to place a foreign person in a family. Obviously, their children were not happy to see me, and one of the girls played dirty tricks on me, touched my stuff, and broke into my room without knocking on the door. The parents were far from having sincere hospitality as well. As a result, I felt really uncomfortable in that house. By the way, it was too far from the centre and the school.
Next is about classes. Comparing with my first time in Inlingua, this time seemed like we spent a lot of time in vain, discussing absolutely unnecessary things. I got much less knowledge for sure. I would not say that a speaking lesson should be an idle talk. Besides, during the one month, we did not get any tests and homework, which were desirable rather than compulsory. It was also very difficult to get used to having a rotation of teachers every three days. I found it stressful and useless for me, because a student should at least have the privilege of teachers who are compatible with him / her. I would mark my preferable teachers - Phill, Marc and Mark :)
The classes were very good. The teachers were excellent, with very good experiences of life, history, and policies.
Facilities: Very good
Activities: Very good
Housing: Excellent - the food and communication were are also very good. Madam Harryet was very nice.
The prices of the excursions (except for the distillery) were high.
I had no idea of what Inlingua Edinburgh would be as an English school. To be honest, it was part of my mobility programme so I did not choose it.
What I found out was that it was not only a place to learn, but also a place to immerse into the Scottish culture. It was a place to visit the city and museums with the well-cultured Marc, to challenge my beer skills with the entertaining Tim, to taste the best whiskey in the world with the sweet Suzie (member of the Scottish whisky society, and to enjoy the Ceilidh dance, in the church-shaped pub Ghillie Dhu.
As a result, the attractive activities combined with great classes made for the best way to learn and understand English!
If I have had to choose, I would have chosen Inlingua Edinburgh without any hesitation!
I met very good teachers in Edinburgh. During my one-week stay, I met three of them. Each was completely different from one another. They had interesting personalities, which is what I found most important. I learned a lot, and also visited the Fringe, Bookfestival. (I bought many very good books, and had the rare pleasure of meeting some authors.)The Director of Inlingua Edinburgh even offered me an instrument so I could practice. (I am a busy pianist; one of the conditions of my stay in Edinburgh was to have a place where I could play the piano.) My host was great. She gave me not only food and the roof over my head, but also friendship and knowledge of a rare kind. I felt extremely safe and comfortable. The spirit of Edinbugh stays with me all the time. I miss the people and the city very much. Thank you!Show details » Read more...
The best of Inlingua Edinburgh were their teachers and the pub nights (social program) that we shared with them!Show details » Read more...
My classmates were fine. We had a good teacher. The location was beautiful and strategic.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Edinburgh. These homes are often between 10 - 40 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from . Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.
If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged £ 90 when you register.
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