Happy Chinese New Year 2016!

Picture by Paul via Flickr One hundred and nineteen countries around with world will host festivities to celebrate the Chinese New Year this year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. This year is the year of the goat but is also referred to as the...

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Burns Night

Tonight (25th January) marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Find out about his life and poetry, the Burns supper, and this year’s festivities here! Around the world tributes to Robert Burns are held through the ritual of the Burns...

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This is Scotland!

Picture by Moyan Brenn via Flickr VisitScotland published a video in 2011. It's not a recent video but it's still a beautiful showcase of Scotland - a country of ancient heritage and vibrant culture, of breathtaking landscapes and unlimited adventures! We love our...

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NEW! Saturday Term for General English!

We are about to launch our brand new term for Saturday General English lessons! The course will last for 5 weeks from 21st November - 19th December Lessons will take place from 10.45 - 13.00 at our language centre on Shandwick Place. The total cost of  the course is...

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New General English Evening Term!

Whatever your level, improve your General English at one of our evening classes now! Our goal is to improve your spoken English as much as possible whilst integrating skills in reading, writing and listening into the lessons. Each class focuses on conversation in...

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Our 10th Anniversary Celebrations!

Last weekend we celebrated our 10th Anniversary at our second Languages and Culture Open Day! Over 50 visitors came from around the city to join us for food, drinks, live music and a selection of free lessons in over 10 languages! We also had the honour of being...

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History of the Haggis!

Haggis is a very old Scottish dish, which combines meats, spices and oatmeal to create a very rich, unusual, but none the less delicious feast. It is a dish containing sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed...

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History of May Day

Today, the 1st May, is widely celebrated around the world as International Worker's Day. But did you know that May Day is also widely observed as a Gaelic Spring festival? In the traditional pre-Christian European pagan cultures, the 1st of May is the first day of...

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History of the Kilt!

The kilt is a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland in general, or with Celtic...

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Languages and Culture Open Day!

On Saturday 28th March, we will be hosting our first ever Languages and Culture Open Day! The day will feature live music, food and drinks from around the world as well as free mini lessons in a selection of our languages, including: German Italian Portuguese Japanese...

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